The Journey Continues

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

***Just a little note before I begin. I’ve made this homepage static so please scroll down for links to each days post.  The backdoor of a free WordPress site is different than I’m used to, I haven’t figured out where the posts go if this page is static.  Be patient with me, I’m working on it.

Maybe you recognize the graphic below.   It’s the button I made for my 31 days of October challenge in 2015.  From those 31 days came the idea for a book.  Then came trips to Nashville, interviews, research and cold feet.  Very, very cold feet and not just feet. My whole body froze.  Thinking about a “book” was too much.  Calling myself an “author” was too much.  It still is too much. The fact is, I am not an author.  I am a blogger who writes.  I don’t freeze when I think about that, my hands don’t begin to sweat and  I don’t get a huge lump in my throat when I think of writing 31 more posts about Chip Young and his Nashville friends.

So here I am, back for round two. I hope to compile both series, massage, tweak, edit and edit and edit and self publish by spring 2019.  Sadly, if you missed round one, you’ll have to buy the book.


My desire is to post 31 days of interesting, entertaining stories from Nashville during a golden era.  When creativity couldn’t keep up with technology.  When Classic Country weaved it’s way from many great innovative musicians before them without losing the integrity of it’s roots.

I also hope to post stories of faith.  What I call awesome God stories.  There may be some repeats from the original series, because some new readers may not understand the why or how.  But I will attempt to keep it fresh.

That’s my goal.

This space is dedicated to Chip and  the friends that he thumbed around Nashville with during his lifetime.  Some of these  greats of the classic country era in Nashville, Tennessee including  Jerry Kennedy, Jerry Reed,  Elvis, Scotty Moore, Gordon Kennedy, Fred Foster, Grady Martin, Chet Atkins, Dolly,  The Gatlin Brother’s, Bobby Bare, Glenn Rieuf and too many more to name.

This is a story that needs to be told.  It will be a musical journey filled with “awesome God” stories along the way.

Stick out your thumb and let’s take a ride!

  1.  That Nashville Sound  
  2. Roy Orbison Isn’t Country But he was Nashville  
  3.  “You Need to Talk to Gordon”
  4. Gordon’s Initiation
  5. Black Eyed Peas
  6.  Larger Than Life
  7. Nashville Cats
  8. Times Have Changed
  9.  Toe Tapping Hand Clapping Music
  10. Harmonica Anyone?
  11. Studio B and the Hall of Fame
  12. Who Am I?
  13. Chocolate With Ray
  14. Sunday Musical Delights
  15. Two Trips Back
  16. A Little Solo Performance and Air Organ
  17. More With Billy