Hello Friends - The end of September really took us on a wild weather ride with Hurricane Ian devastating parts of Florida and going up into the East coast. We sure hope all our friends along that way are okay and recovering. We also worried about our friends in California who were affected by the wildfires and are thinking of them as they rebuild. As we head into Fall, I hope we can relax a bit and enjoy pleasant weather.
Mostly this last month has been busy with tour dates but also with a lot of interviews to talk about the new album, Outside The Box, which was released on September 16th. It was a sweet surprise to find that the new album landed in the Top 15 of the sales charts! It’s not often my name is sitting beside young artists like Taylor Swift, Little Big Town, Luke Combs, and the rest. Thanks to all of you for making that happen. I also have to thank SiriusXM and Willie’s Roadhouse channel for all they have done. Did you get to hear our special concert they aired the weekend of September 16th? Our good friend, Jeannie Seely, hosted the show and we had fun telling road stories and of course, she had to pull a prank on me. She handed me a gift bag and it had a Moe Bandy tee shirt in it. Thankfully, she told the audience that she stole that from her husband and he wanted it back - so I didn’t have to keep it.
In this newsletter, you can read all about the Opry Spotlight tribute that I received on September 29th. That was quite a night and I can’t find enough words to express my gratitude for that. I only wish all of you could have been in the audience to hear it. It was very special to hear songs that I have sung over the years be re-interpreted by Jake Hoot (Winner of The Voice), Erin Enderlin, Lorrie Morgan, Rhonda Vincent and Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers. Just a great, great night of music.
We’ve got shows coming up in every part of the country and we will wind up the year with a special New Year’s Eve show in Hinton, OK at the Sugar Creek Casino.
So come out and visit with us and until then, be safe!