Cash, Frankenheimer & Peck

I Walk the Line Before the movie Walk the Line about Johnny Cash’s life came along, there was a movie titled I Walk the Line featuring a sound track by Johnny Cash.  Filmed around Gainesville, Tennessee in the early 1970s, it starred Gregory Peck & Tuesday Weld. The late Bill Littleton, a longtime Nashville journalist…

An Evening with Gray Bartlett & Friends

 The Mary Lib Saleh Library in Euless, Texas Presents with Jon Rutherford, Charlie Carey, & Mike Brown in a free concert  Thursday September 8, at 6:00 PM, Library Theater   Gray Bartlett is New Zealand’s biggest selling guitarist both on record and in concert.  He has performed alongside artists such as Tom Jones and Kenny…

Friends From Far Away

This story was originally written for “Highway of Legends, On The Road With The Kings And Queens of Country Music” a book by New Zealand author, Dianne Haworth, published by Harper-Collins in 2006.  I was asked to write about New Zealand’s country music legends Gray Bartlett, Brendan Dugan, and Jodi Vaughn who  became friends with a…

Happy Birthday Glen Campbell

Someone said that today is Glen Campbell’s birthday.  I was one of those Glen Campbell fans who:     bought all his records in the 60s…     sat rapt in front of the box when his TV show was on the air…     marveled at his guitar mastery…     felt a sense of pride that a…