Tag Archives: Centerville

Minnie Pearl: from Grinders Switch to Seoul

I am a huge Minnie Pearl fan. So much so that I keep a copy of her 1953 book Minnie Pearl’s Diary on my desk to open when I feel the need for Minnie’s down-home, dead-on philosophy. The life lessons … Continue reading

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Independence (every) Day

There are certain times of the year when people say, “It’s a shame we don’t feel this way every day.” Then the next day comes and after we talk about how we celebrated the day before, we go on about … Continue reading

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I’m Just so Proud to Be Here!

As country comedy legend Cousin Minnie Pearl used to say, “Howdee! I’m just so proud to be here!” That’s the way I feel about performing this year at Centerville, Tennessee’s Independence Day Celebration. Miss Minnie’s hometown, Grinders Switch, is a … Continue reading

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