From The Desk Of…
Many of our visitors are looking for truck driving songs. Just as important are true stories about truck drivers. This is one of them:
America is a Christian nation, land of the free, and home of the brave. Only two defining forces offered to die for you — Jesus Christ and American servicemen and women — Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.
From the desk of Tracy Pitcox: Johnny Bush was born in the blue-collar neighborhood of Kashmere Gardens in Houston, Texas. Bush listened to the western swing music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys and the honky-tonk sounds of artists like Ernest Tubb, Lefty Frizzell and Hank Thompson.
In August it will be three years since I started writing about real traditional country music and new traditionalists. When I started writing this blog Willie’s Place was going stong on XM Radio. Kilroy and Catfish played great music 24/7.
From the desk of Gary P. Nunn: Greetings from Cow Creek! It’s has been a lovely spring after what I would call a normal winter, i.e. some cold weather and even a couple of freezes. We’ve good spring rains and the lakes are full once again and the bluebonnets and Indian paintbrushes are putting on a show.
From the desk of Bobbe Seymour: I told this bus story about David Houston and his exploits several years ago. However, this was before I realized how many of you loved these bus stories that us worn out crazy musicians had to use to go to our wonderful paying jobs. Of course, I’m kidding about the pay.
From the desk of Bobbe Seymour: I’ll never forget one of the greatest bands I ever worked with in my life. It was great in many ways. The uniforms we wore would put Hank Thompson’s band to shame. The arrangements were extremely complex and great.
From the desk of Bobby Seymour: “Back in the mid to late seventies I had just done a recording session with Dottie West and while I was home recuperating from a week of good hard recording, my phone rang and it was Dottie.
From the desk of Tracy Pitcox… “Heart of Texas Records is pleased to announce our latest release by the “Princess of Country Music” Georgette Jones. “Slightly Used Woman” is the first full album by the daughter of George Jones and Tammy Wynette. This twelve song CD is filled with great Traditional Country music performed by the only person to have both parents in the Country Music Hall of Famer.
Visiting with a good friend, we swapped stories while sitting on a wall in the alley behind our offices. It was the first warm day of the year. My friend told me how he would sneak in to the state fair. “That was before you went to law school, I assume”, I said. My friend is also my lawyer.