Monday, February 16, 2015

Everything That Glitters

My first conscious memory of this song was as a young Rodeo Queen putting on my lip gloss in the rearview mirror of my Daddy's old truck before a rodeo where I rode my Red Pepper Chex and waved to the crowd.  The first time I sang it was with my two brothers the year I joined their band the summer after my freshman year at Utah State University.  Since then, I can't remember how many times we've sung it, but it never fails to get me.  When Cal and I recorded it for Jake on his mission in Florida I outright bawled when we got to the part about Old Red, having lost a couple of Old Reds already in my lifetime.  We have the late Dan Seals to thank for this song that has become a binding thread throughout our lives, and Thanks Kristy Anderson Mayes for requesting it. 

Friday, February 13, 2015

John Dunnigan's Quarter Horse

One of our very dear friends, John Dunnigan is in the hospital with an acute case of Pancreatitus.  It's been a tough go for him and his family.  This is our get well card to him.  We love John, not just for his musical talent and the way he has influenced us, but for the person he is.  Take away the music, and you have a man who cares about other people and who truly sees the good.  In a potentially jealousy poisoned career, John shows time and time again how to nurture and encourage others.  That is a rare gift.  I'll be posting a link for you to go and donate to John for his medical bills.  You won't be sorry you did.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

George Strait Cover ~ I Can Still Make Cheyenne

You asked for it, and Cal delivered.  Covering King George "I Can Still Make Cheyenne".  That's Uncle Ern's old Gibson.  Sounds pretty sweet after all these years.