Tag Archives: Tennessee

Glen Campbell – Still gentle on our minds

With the news of Glen Campbell’s death, I couldn’t help but remember seeing him at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville during his Farewell Tour in 2011. He was truly an inspiration to me. I hope you will enjoy this account … Continue reading

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The music of McDill

Amanda. Good Ole Boys Like Me. Don’t Close Your Eyes. It is hard to read those song titles without their melodies and the voices of the singers who made them famous coming to mind. The songwriter who built those works … Continue reading

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In reverence of reverie

Are “devices” “the vices” of our age? No. It is our dependence upon anything with a screen that seems to make them so. As an independent career person, I strive to  to lead a balanced life between personal happiness and … Continue reading

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Two Longs, A Short and A Long (song link included)

As the grandson of a railroad man, I grew up hearing more than my fair share of stories about trains. I spent a lot of time with my grandfather, Dewey Pittman, especially after he retired and moved to an apartment … Continue reading

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Understand the Blues (contains free song download)

It isn’t always necessary to know someone very well to figure out if something’s disturbing them. Sometimes, you don’t have to know them at all. Language isn’t important, either. It’s not necessary to understand them or to even hear them … Continue reading

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Tennessee at The Kennedys

Tennessee was well represented at the 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors. Almost all of the musicians who performed to honor the recipients had a connection with the state and its music. Beginning with Ringo Starr, who recorded his Beaucoups of … Continue reading

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Still on the farm

“I took a bull to the sale barn today and ‘bull’ is what they offered me. But sometimes you just have to take what they’ll pay and pray it gets better, you see.” That’s almost a direct quote from a … Continue reading

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