Hey Friends and Neighbors
Well it’s been a while since we’ve talked. Don’t think I had forgotten to write – its just I’ve been pretty busy. I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and Black Friday didn’t wipe you out. This is a little note to catch you up on what’s up in CM world.
At the end of October the Grassy Knoll Boys and myself went on fantastic and successful tour out west with Miss Loretta Lynn. We’d like to thank Patsy and Peggy and Miss Loretta for treating us so well and the band for all the great pickin’ together during the trip.
Currently we are on a tour with our buddies Old Crow Medicine Show and the crowds have been incredible. If we’re in your area catch the show because the Old Crow boys are on top of their game and we’re trying to do our part to add to the excitement. Check out tour dates for more info.
A little while ago I was asked by the fine folks at Plowboy Records to record a Christmas song originally released by Mr. Eddy Arnold called “Will Santa Come To Shantyown?” The GKB and I were happy to do that classic holiday song with one of our heroes Cheetah Crome producing the track. It will be available as a digital single starting December 4th.Hit the link below for more info.
Also, earlier this summer, we had a little BR5-49 reunion show that was very inspiring. During rehearsals we jumped across the street and recorded a Christmas song too. The first new BR recording in quite a while. It’s a Gary Bennett penned song called “Truckstop Christmas” and will be available on a compilation recording called “East Nashville Christmas.” The proceeds from the record go to the National Health Care for the Homeless Council. It’s a great cause and there are lots of great artists on the record so if you see it, pick it up and you’ll have some fine seasonal music and support a great cause.
That’s it for now. I hope everyone has a happy holiday season and here’s hoping to see all of you in 2013! Lets just get past this Mayan December 21st deadline…
Peace, Love and Ernest Tubb