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Congrats

Congratulations to my friend Elizabeth Cook on her 3 nominations for Americana Music Association awards - Artist of the Year, Album of the Year (Welder), and Song of the Year (El Camino). Much deserved!

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Mom

I am headed to East TN this weekend to visit my mom and clean her house a little. The good news is that she will be returning home the end of the month. SO GRATEFUL for her progress!! Thanks for…

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In studio, Mixx 105.5

I posted this on social media but forgot to post on my website. But I did an interview with Steve Hartford of the Redneck and the Redcoat Show on Mixx 105.5 Sevierville, TN last week. It aired this evening. I…

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Good music, good game (hopefully)

I've had the pleasure of hearing some really good music being made and/or assisted in our house of late. Just glad to be a small part of some it (singing background vocals) and, for the rest, just hearing it all…

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Holding steady

That's what 2011 feels like so far - just trying to breathe, put one foot in front of the other, whisper worried prayers, and SLOWLY try to get some music going in this house! Putting a couple more gigs on…

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Sad November

November brought a turn of events I could never have predicted - which are still unbelievable. On November 8 my brother passed away of a massive heart attack while running. On November 24 my mom was diagnosed with cirrhosis of…

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Roanoke

Looking forward to my Roanoke gig the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Opening for Elizabeth Cook. I have a lot of family up that way. My parents were both from Hillsville, VA -- and from large families. Roanoke is the closest "big…

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AMA Week Highlights

~Thur., Sept. 9, 9:23am~

Getting ready to do the AMA thang again today. Met some d.j.s yesterday that I had just sent cds to. That was cool. Helping Tom at the D'Addario booth. Caught Elizabeth Cook's fabulous showcase last night…

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AMA Week is almost here!

Tho I will not be showcasing, I will be around all week for the Americana Music Association's 2010 Conference, Sept. 8-11. Lots of informative panels by day and great artists showcasing at various venues by night.

Here's a link for…

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Graceland, Afterthoughts

Sorry for the lateness of the post. There have been floods and CDs to contend with. And these issues needed a little time. After some rumination, here's what I took away from my pilgrimage to Graceland, April 27, 2010.

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