once again and let me say from the beginning of this letter.
I'm so sorry to be late with getting a newsletter to you. I
won't go into my health issues as I usually do, but for the
most part my health remains the same. I do want to get you
"up to date" with what is happening with my book. I
know that I have given you several dates before, but I talked
with the publisher last Friday and they ASSURED me that the
book would be available by APRIL 15TH! ! ! !
Black, of Larry's Country Diner and Country Family Reunion,
is going to be in charge
of the promotion and distribution of my book. Please watch
Larry's Country Diner on RFD for information on where to
order my book. I will also put that information on my
in case any of you are thinking about writing a book . . .
. you'd better give this
some thought. It MIGHT take 15 years like it did me! ha ha
very honored to let you know, that the Tennessee General
Assembly has passed Senate Joint Resolution # 0532
recognizing my 58 years at the Grand Ole Opry and my 62
years in the music business. The formal ceremony will be
held in the Senate Chamber, during session at the Capitol
on March 17th, 2014. I am very honored to accept this
weather here in Nashville has been very crappy, thanks to
some of our Canadian friends (whom I LOVE very much!) keep
sending us Alberta clippers! Tonight, they are calling for
a 1/4 inch of freezing rain here in Music City USA!
also excited to have ANOTHER great-grandbaby, Alana Jordan
January 7th of this year. She is a precious doll!
you probably know, we have lost several of our music
friends recently. The latest
being our dear friend Penny DeHaven.
not working the road much anymore, due to my health, but
I'm still performing every week at the Grand Ole Opry. I
won't say that I have retired "completely" from
the road, as my health will determine if I can or not.
most of you know, I have been a spokesperson for my good
friends at Springer Mountain Farms for quite a while. Gus
Arrendale, President and CEO, was up to see us at the Opry
a few weeks ago and we all had a great time! Gus has helped
with finishing this book. Without his help, we'd STILL be
schedule! ha ha
closing, I want to thank all of you for your patience in
bearing with me while I got my health under control and
this book published. The official title is, "Down
Through the Years".