Good morning and Happy Tuesday, my friends. And also, Happy Texas Independence Day! Yep - today in 1836, Texas was officially declared a state and, now, here we are 185 years later and things are slowly starting to get better. I know I'm not the only one who cannot wait for things to start settling down, getting back to normal. Anxious to get back up on the stage with a band behind me and a few thousand people in front. In the meantime...
I was just looking over my Facebook memories page and have also noticed that we were playing the Houston Rodeo BBQ Cookoff this week back in 2009. 2013 was the year when my friend Mary and I were out at the Texas Heritage Songwriters VIP party and got to meet one of my musical heroes, Ronnie Dunn from Brooks and Dunn. That was such a great night and wonderful party where other cool folks like Mac Macanally, Larry Gatlin, Mac Davis, and so many others too numerous to list were there. I felt like a kid in a candy store that night and still remain so grateful to Mary and also Joe Ables for always putting together one of the coolest events I’ve ever been to. The after party that night was like a who’s who in country music and I look forward to the days where we can all get to hang like that again soon.
I’ve also been writing songs so much lately, I can hardly keep up with them all. There’s something to be said about the things you listen to, the people you interact with and the momentum that begins to build up behind you when you’re moving forward with purpose. I’ve also been spending a lot of time during the day on this new app called Clubhouse, which is purportedly looking to overtake or compete with the other social media apps like Facebook, Twitter, etc. Their format is voice conversation only, so no pictures, instant messaging or commenting on things. It’s all real-time and personal interaction, but it’s only available on iPhone and invitation only right now, and I hear there are 10k new people joining per day. Sorry - I’m all out of invites for now!
We’re hoping to be able to release some new information about how things are going with the music now that things are slowly starting to open back up, so stay tuned to that and all of the other social media pages for announcements coming soon!
Off to the grind.
Have a great Texas Independence Day!