I don’t know if anyone is happier than me for a fresh start in 2022. I had a battle with bronchitis the last part of 2021 but thankfully, now, I’m feeling great and back on the road. We had sold-out shows on January 1st and 2nd at the Orange Blossom Opry in Weirsdale, FL, and the crowds were wonderful. The fans wouldn’t let us leave the stage until we performed “Build My Mansion” from the latest Gospel album, “My Gospel Roots.” You know that did my heart good and so we performed the song with everything we had left.
Not only was it great to be back on the road but Florida greeted us with sunny, 82 degree weather! Of course, by the time we headed back to our normally balmy Texas, the deep freeze had hit the South and we had such high winds, we had to pull the bus off the road. I know there were tornadoes and freezing weather in all parts of the country so I hope you are okay wherever you live.
I want to wish all of you a great start for this New Year and I hope to see you out on the road if you get the chance to come see a show. I’ve still got some work to do for my next album but I’ll let you know as that progresses. Stay safe, Gene