I hope you all have had a wonderful summer so far. Tennessee had a drought going for a while there. Our grass died and lots of our trees…..and oh, the garden. Then the rain came, and everything is green again. Thank you Lord! I was privileged to sing on stage with some great songwriters recently. Mr. Jerry Foster, who has written so many hits, and the great Marty Raybon, who use to sing lead for Shennandoah, and Mr. Joe Rucker! Joe sings so good, and he played guitar for me. I’m just not polished enough yet to play guitar for myself. But, I’m working on it! We have been bom-bar-ded (don’t know exactly how to spell that! heh! heh!) with family reunions this month. It’s always great to see family members you haven’t seen in a while. The one I always look forward to is my “Wheeler Cousin’s Reunion”. We rent a lodge on Kentucky Lake and the guys bar-b-que chicken in the back on the lake side. They bring their own bar-b-que pit, and the kids ride jet skis, and ride pontoon boats. After we eat, we put on skits. We sing, we play guitars, mandolins & banjo’s, we pantomime records and sometimes we do skits of favorite TV shows, such as The Andy Griffith Show or Gilligan’s Island. It is so much fun. The next thing I have coming up will be the Wilson County Fair on Monday, August 20, 2012. Opening for David Frizzell. Ya’ll stay cool now, ya’ hear?
It’s that time again! I will be performing at the “Wilson County Fair” again this year. I love our fair because there is so much to do, and Fiddler’s Grove is so down-home country. It’s the biggest fair in the state of Tennessee. My performance will be on Monday, August 20, 2012. The show starts with Tom and Beverly Grant at 6:00 p.m. I will go on sometime after that and do 6 songs. I will be performing a cancer survivor song that I wrote with Tom Grant called “I’m Gonna Beat This Thing”. The next performer will be the great David Frizzell! You’re gonna love this show, so please come out and support us. Can’t wait!!! And don’t forget that we are performing on the “Miss Leona Sloan” stage in Fiddler’s Grove over by the mules making ice cream on a treadmill! See you there!