Surprise Recording With Jack Greene, Talladega Race and My Name is America!
Wow! We had such a blessed weekend. We want you all to know we thank you all for your wonderful support and interest in what we do! We write these updates for you guys! We are not bragging by any means, but we love to share our blessings and joy and you guys seem to love hearing about it!
Thursday we had the absolute honor of country music legend and 40+ year Grand Ole Opry Member, Jack Greene, making a guest appearance on our show! He and his manager and family were in Panama City for the week and contacted us. They even had the opportunity to swim with the dolphins at Gulf World Marine Park (which is where we perform regularly and where the show was). Jack came out and my band played two of his hits “There Goes My Everything” and “Statue of a Fool.” He brought the house down!! Still an incredible voice. His manager then allowed me the wonderful opportunity to record a duet with him the next day! Thanks to Straight Arrow Studios in Panama City, FL and Tommy McCormick, we were able to get in the studio at the last minute and do the recording before I had to leave town to go to Talladega, AL for the races! I am honored and super super excited to get the finished copy. We sang “There Goes my Everything” and then did the gospel version of the same song, “He is my Everything.” It was so awesome! We will keep you posted on how to get a copy.
We then headed directly to Talladega, AL on Friday Night so we could be there on Saturday for the Truck Race, so I could watch my new Buddy Jeffrey Earnhardt! He ended up getting wrecked out early, but I’m still Proud of him! I can’t wait to watch his career unfold. Saturday we got to get on pit road and see all the Sprint Cup Drivers Qualify. Then we got to watch the truck race. Our bus was parked in the infield right behind the start finish line. We have to thank our sponsors Holiday Inn Resort and Gulf World Marine Park for making this RACE WEEKEND happen!! Big thanks to Jimmy and George too! We have met some really wonderful folks in our journey! Sunday we got up and went back on pit road and got some more cool pictures. We got to climb up in one of the Pit crew boxes and got a picture too. We even got to meet and shake some drivers hands while they were waiting to be introduced before the race! You can see some of our pictures below. It was a good race. I was pulling for the Petty Team. We got our song “My Name is America” CD to several people and the bus got a lot of attention for sure in the infield! It was great. We are always working hard for our sponsors to get the song out.
From Alabama we headed to Tallahassee to sing “My Name is America” at the capitol Monday morning. It’s always a pleasure to see proud Americans! Tuesday we have a show in Orlando for a big Native American conference. We head back to Panama City Beach and Thursday will have our regular show at Gulf World Marine Park’s tropical Garden Theatre. Friday and Saturday we were invited to go to the Grand Ole Opry as a guest of Jack Greene and his manager LeeAnn. We will definitely share that with you!
Be sure and read our other past posts to know more of what’s happening. Our song “My Name is America” is currently #28 on the independent charts! Check it out here: http://indieworldcountry.com/index.html .
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