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Singing on the Grand Ole Opry on March 28, 2014, and celebrating my 43rd Opry anniversary
Singing on the Grand Ole Opry on March 28, 2014, and celebrating my 43rd Opry anniversary
Chadley Brassfield, who sings in the wonderful group Brassfield Aly
Chadley Brassfield, who sings in the wonderful group Brassfield Aly
Fiddlin' Carson Peters, who made his very impressive Grand Ole Opry debut on March 28, 2014
Fiddlin' Carson Peters, who made his very impressive Grand Ole Opry debut on March 28, 2014
The great Leon Rhodes who was honored at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on March 8, 2014
The great Leon Rhodes who was honored at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on March 8, 2014
At the Opry Backstage Grill on February 19, 2014, with Bobby Tomberlin, members of Brassfield Aly, and friends from the Hall of Fame
At the Opry Backstage Grill on February 19, 2014, with Bobby Tomberlin, members of Brassfield Aly, and friends from the Hall of Fame
Dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory on March 22, 2014, with friends Leon Keys, Lewis Freeman, Ron Harman, and Peggy and Les Bates
Dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory on March 22, 2014, with friends Leon Keys, Lewis Freeman, Ron Harman, and Peggy and Les Bates
At the Station Inn with two outstanding singer and songwriter friends, Vince Gill and Bobby Tomberlin
At the Station Inn with two outstanding singer and songwriter friends, Vince Gill and Bobby Tomberlin
Talented singer and actress Amber Hayes who was part of the Hee Haw tribute on March 4, 2014
Talented singer and actress Amber Hayes who was part of the Hee Haw tribute on March 4, 2014
Singing
Singing "Heartaches By The Number" at the Station Inn on March 26, 2014, with Leslie Satcher and Vince Gill
Fellow Opry member Pam Tillis did a fabulous job producing a Hee Haw show at the Hall of Fame as a benefit for the Rochelle Center
Fellow Opry member Pam Tillis did a fabulous job producing a Hee Haw show at the Hall of Fame as a benefit for the Rochelle Center
Avi Poster, Board President of the Rochelle Center, and Danielle Peck, a great friend and singer
Avi Poster, Board President of the Rochelle Center, and Danielle Peck, a great friend and singer
Talented singer Amy Clawson who performed at the
Talented singer Amy Clawson who performed at the "All-Star Salute to Hee Haw" on March 4, 2014
A birthday celebration dinner on March 13, 2014, with friends Ryan and Dee-Dee Ogrodny and Ron Harman
A birthday celebration dinner on March 13, 2014, with friends Ryan and Dee-Dee Ogrodny and Ron Harman
My great grandson Charlie's first haircut in February 2014
My great grandson Charlie's first haircut in February 2014
Michele Voan Capps and Anita Stapleton at John A's on my birthday, March 13, 2014
Michele Voan Capps and Anita Stapleton at John A's on my birthday, March 13, 2014
Joining Jimmy Fortune, Roxane Atwood, Michele Voan Capps, Jeannie Seely, and Gene Ward as we congratulate Jimmy Capps on his induction into the Musicians Hall of Fame
Joining Jimmy Fortune, Roxane Atwood, Michele Voan Capps, Jeannie Seely, and Gene Ward as we congratulate Jimmy Capps on his induction into the Musicians Hall of Fame
Music industry friends Garth Shaw, Vickie Carrico, and Sheila Lawrence at the Musicians Hall of Fame on January 28, 2014
Music industry friends Garth Shaw, Vickie Carrico, and Sheila Lawrence at the Musicians Hall of Fame on January 28, 2014
Will Lee from the David Letterman show, another inductee into the Musicians Hall of Fame
Will Lee from the David Letterman show, another inductee into the Musicians Hall of Fame
Wonderful songwriters Bobby Tomberlin and Steve Dorff at the Opry Backstage Grill on February 19, 2014
Wonderful songwriters Bobby Tomberlin and Steve Dorff at the Opry Backstage Grill on February 19, 2014
Songwriter, musician, recording artist, and producer Bill Lloyd
Songwriter, musician, recording artist, and producer Bill Lloyd
A couple other wonderful songwriter friends, Billy Yates and Leslie Satcher, at the Station Inn on March 26, 2014
A couple other wonderful songwriter friends, Billy Yates and Leslie Satcher, at the Station Inn on March 26, 2014
Kenny Rogers and Marcia Freeman at the Opry on March 11, 2011
Kenny Rogers and Marcia Freeman at the Opry on March 11, 2011
Presenting my Golden Voice Award to Goldie Smith back on June 5, 2003
Presenting my Golden Voice Award to Goldie Smith back on June 5, 2003
Great friends Marcia and Lewis Freeman in 2011
Great friends Marcia and Lewis Freeman in 2011
Elaine Roy and Robert Upton at the Webster & Associates holiday party on January 8, 2014
Elaine Roy and Robert Upton at the Webster & Associates holiday party on January 8, 2014
Session player Velma Smith who was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame on January 28, 2014
Session player Velma Smith who was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame on January 28, 2014
At the Opry on January 25, 2014, with Shannon McCombs, Ranger Doug, and his granddaughter
At the Opry on January 25, 2014, with Shannon McCombs, Ranger Doug, and his granddaughter
Anita Stapleton on January 16, 2014, at John A's Restaurant
Anita Stapleton on January 16, 2014, at John A's Restaurant
Chris Janson at the Ryman Auditorium on January 25, 2014
Chris Janson at the Ryman Auditorium on January 25, 2014
Manuel, whose designs and work are amazing, on November 19, 2013
Manuel, whose designs and work are amazing, on November 19, 2013
Breakfast in the quaint town of Corbridge, England, with Linda, Julia, George, and Morris
Breakfast in the quaint town of Corbridge, England, with Linda, Julia, George, and Morris
Lunch at the Copper Kettle with Ron Harman, and Julia and George Miller
Lunch at the Copper Kettle with Ron Harman, and Julia and George Miller
At the Twice Brewed Inn with George, Julia, Morris, and Linda
At the Twice Brewed Inn with George, Julia, Morris, and Linda
On the beach near the Bamburgh Castle
On the beach near the Bamburgh Castle
Long distance please, to Nashville, Tennessee....
Long distance please, to Nashville, Tennessee....
On the swinging bridge at The Tree House in England
On the swinging bridge at The Tree House in England
Ron Harman and me outside Warkworth Castle, one of several castles we visited in England
Ron Harman and me outside Warkworth Castle, one of several castles we visited in England
At another one of the castles we had the pleasure of visiting, Alnwick Castle
At another one of the castles we had the pleasure of visiting, Alnwick Castle
Visiting Hadrian's Wall with George, Julia, Morris, and Linda on July 19, 2013
Visiting Hadrian's Wall with George, Julia, Morris, and Linda on July 19, 2013
During one of our rehearsals for the show in England
During one of our rehearsals for the show in England
Performing on stage with Elizabeth Cook, Brennen Leigh, Hannah Rickard, Yolanda Quartey, and Lou Dalgleish
Performing on stage with Elizabeth Cook, Brennen Leigh, Hannah Rickard, Yolanda Quartey, and Lou Dalgleish
Meeting fans and signing autographs after our performance in England
Meeting fans and signing autographs after our performance in England
The Sage Gateshead in Newcastle, England, where the Honky Tonk Angels show was held
The Sage Gateshead in Newcastle, England, where the Honky Tonk Angels show was held
I was honored to part of this great Honky Tonk Angels show as part the the Summertyne Americana Festival on July 20, 2013
I was honored to part of this great Honky Tonk Angels show as part the the Summertyne Americana Festival on July 20, 2013
The great and talented singers and musicians involved with the Honky Tonk Angels show in England
The great and talented singers and musicians involved with the Honky Tonk Angels show in England
Wonderful writer, journalist, and music critic Brian Mansfield
Wonderful writer, journalist, and music critic Brian Mansfield
Ron Harman and me with Brenda Lee after her concert at St. Cecilia Academy on December 8, 2013
Ron Harman and me with Brenda Lee after her concert at St. Cecilia Academy on December 8, 2013
Longtime friend Brenda Lee is the only female in both the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Longtime friend Brenda Lee is the only female in both the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Emma Shudde, who is a great singer in her own right
Emma Shudde, who is a great singer in her own right
Singing with the AFTRA group at the Tennessee School for the Blind on December 12, 2013
Singing with the AFTRA group at the Tennessee School for the Blind on December 12, 2013
Jackie Peters, widow of great songwriter Ben Peters who wrote dozens of songs for Charley Pride and others
Jackie Peters, widow of great songwriter Ben Peters who wrote dozens of songs for Charley Pride and others
Ron Harman and Bobby Tomberlin at the Hall of Fame's Artist in Residence Program on November 19, 2013
Ron Harman and Bobby Tomberlin at the Hall of Fame's Artist in Residence Program on November 19, 2013
Dinner at John A's on October 19, 2013, with Leon Keys, Lewis Freeman, Sr., and Lewis Freeman
Dinner at John A's on October 19, 2013, with Leon Keys, Lewis Freeman, Sr., and Lewis Freeman
Dinner at Demos' on November 24, 2013, with Dave and Patti Wheeler, Ron Harman, and Dee-Dee and Ryan Ogrodny
Dinner at Demos' on November 24, 2013, with Dave and Patti Wheeler, Ron Harman, and Dee-Dee and Ryan Ogrodny
Sandy Rogers (Kenny's sister) on October 27, 2013, at the Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony
Sandy Rogers (Kenny's sister) on October 27, 2013, at the Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony
Kenny Rogers on October 27, 2013, the night he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame
Kenny Rogers on October 27, 2013, the night he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame
Roy Rogers (Kenny's brother) on October 27, 2013, at the Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony
Roy Rogers (Kenny's brother) on October 27, 2013, at the Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony
My great grandson Charlie Lindsay on September 27, 2013
My great grandson Charlie Lindsay on September 27, 2013
Me in a cowboy hat!
Me in a cowboy hat!
Actors Eric Close and Jonathan Jackson from the TV show
Actors Eric Close and Jonathan Jackson from the TV show "Nashville" on September 21, 2013
A flashback photo taken with Justin Tubb, Del Wood, and Pete Drake
A flashback photo taken with Justin Tubb, Del Wood, and Pete Drake
My dear friend Michele Voan Capps
My dear friend Michele Voan Capps
I was honored to be part of this group of artists who performed on the George Jones tribute show
I was honored to be part of this group of artists who performed on the George Jones tribute show
Actor John Voight and singers Janie Fricke and Jeanne Pruett backstage at the George Jones tribute show
Actor John Voight and singers Janie Fricke and Jeanne Pruett backstage at the George Jones tribute show
Performing with Leona Williams, Jeanne Pruett, Janie Fricke, Jeannie Seely, and Emmylou Harris at
Performing with Leona Williams, Jeanne Pruett, Janie Fricke, Jeannie Seely, and Emmylou Harris at "Playin' Possum - The Final No Show" on November 22, 2013
George Jones' grandson Ryan
George Jones' grandson Ryan
Entertainment reporter Stacy McCloud
Entertainment reporter Stacy McCloud
At the Medallion Ceremony on October 27, 2013, to honor the new Hall of Fame members
At the Medallion Ceremony on October 27, 2013, to honor the new Hall of Fame members
Singer and songwriter Kelly Lang
Singer and songwriter Kelly Lang
Playing golf with Randy Alan at Two Rivers Golf Course in Nashville on September 5, 2013
Playing golf with Randy Alan at Two Rivers Golf Course in Nashville on September 5, 2013
With Ron Harman, and holding the 2013 R.O.P.E. Songwriter of the Year Award which I was very honored to receive
With Ron Harman, and holding the 2013 R.O.P.E. Songwriter of the Year Award which I was very honored to receive
At the R.O.P.E. Banquet on October 3, 2013, with Ron Harman, Jeannie Seely, Bobby Tomberlin, Michael Bonagura, Debbie Moore, and Randy Alan
At the R.O.P.E. Banquet on October 3, 2013, with Ron Harman, Jeannie Seely, Bobby Tomberlin, Michael Bonagura, Debbie Moore, and Randy Alan
Kenny Sears, one of the extremely talented musicians in The Time Jumpers
Kenny Sears, one of the extremely talented musicians in The Time Jumpers
Tracy Pitcox from Brady, Texas, the owner and manager of Heart of Texas Records
Tracy Pitcox from Brady, Texas, the owner and manager of Heart of Texas Records
Carolyn McClain at the Time Jumpers Show on July 29, 2013
Carolyn McClain at the Time Jumpers Show on July 29, 2013
Relaxing at one of the exhibits at the wonderful Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Renfro Valley, Kentucky
Relaxing at one of the exhibits at the wonderful Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Renfro Valley, Kentucky
Robert Lawson, Executive Director of the Kentucky Hall of Fame and Museum, and Ron Harman of Nashville
Robert Lawson, Executive Director of the Kentucky Hall of Fame and Museum, and Ron Harman of Nashville
At the exhibit for Exile, one of my favorite groups
At the exhibit for Exile, one of my favorite groups
Opry member Lorrie Morgan
Opry member Lorrie Morgan
Opry guest Tate Stevens on August 31, 2013
Opry guest Tate Stevens on August 31, 2013
Opry member Connie Smith
Opry member Connie Smith
Jean Shepard at Renfro Valley, Kentucky, on August 9, 2013
Jean Shepard at Renfro Valley, Kentucky, on August 9, 2013
Striking Matches (Justin Davis and Sarah Zimmermann) at the Opry on June 22, 2013
Striking Matches (Justin Davis and Sarah Zimmermann) at the Opry on June 22, 2013
Rose Lee Maphis at the Country Music Hall of Fame on January 17, 2013
Rose Lee Maphis at the Country Music Hall of Fame on January 17, 2013
Dottie West, who was a very kind, generous, and talented lady
Dottie West, who was a very kind, generous, and talented lady
Helen, June, and Anita - The Carter Sisters
Helen, June, and Anita - The Carter Sisters
At the Opry on June 10, 1983, with Connie Smith (wearing a Jan Howard button), Roy Acuff, and Reba McEntire
At the Opry on June 10, 1983, with Connie Smith (wearing a Jan Howard button), Roy Acuff, and Reba McEntire
Marty Martel
Marty Martel
Shelly West
Shelly West
Randy Alan and Ron Harman
Randy Alan and Ron Harman
Mac Wiseman and Keith Bilbrey at the R.O.P.E. Breakfast and Show on June 5, 2013
Mac Wiseman and Keith Bilbrey at the R.O.P.E. Breakfast and Show on June 5, 2013
My longtime friend Joe Taylor
My longtime friend Joe Taylor
Rhonda Vincent and Randy Alan at the R.O.P.E. Breakfast and Show
Rhonda Vincent and Randy Alan at the R.O.P.E. Breakfast and Show
Friend and fellow Opry member Steve Wariner backstage at the Opry on May 25, 2013
Friend and fellow Opry member Steve Wariner backstage at the Opry on May 25, 2013
U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn, Ayla Brown, and Jeannie Seely at the Opry
U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn, Ayla Brown, and Jeannie Seely at the Opry
Performing on the Opry on April 5, 2013, following my 42nd Opry Anniversary in March
Performing on the Opry on April 5, 2013, following my 42nd Opry Anniversary in March
Sydney Robinson and Bill Miller at the new Johnny Cash Museum on April 30, 2013
Sydney Robinson and Bill Miller at the new Johnny Cash Museum on April 30, 2013
Enjoying a birthday dinner at the Watermark Restaurant in Nashville
Enjoying a birthday dinner at the Watermark Restaurant in Nashville
Bill Anderson and Dustin Barksdale backstage at the Grand Ole Opry on April 5, 2013
Bill Anderson and Dustin Barksdale backstage at the Grand Ole Opry on April 5, 2013
Talented songwriters Bobby Tomberlin and Leslie Satcher at the Station Inn on April 4, 2013
Talented songwriters Bobby Tomberlin and Leslie Satcher at the Station Inn on April 4, 2013
I was honored to record a promotional video for the Military Family Lifestyle Charitable Foundation's Honor One Program
I was honored to record a promotional video for the Military Family Lifestyle Charitable Foundation's Honor One Program
Singing with Debbie and Carrie Moore on the Midnite Jamboree Tribute to Jack Greene
Singing with Debbie and Carrie Moore on the Midnite Jamboree Tribute to Jack Greene
Bill Mack, George Jones, and Bill Monroe
Bill Mack, George Jones, and Bill Monroe
Jeannie Seely at the Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree on March 16, 2013
Jeannie Seely at the Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree on March 16, 2013
Bill Anderson, Chip Young, George Jones, and Keith Bilbrey
Bill Anderson, Chip Young, George Jones, and Keith Bilbrey
Vince Gill at 3rd & Lindsley for the Time Jumpers show on February 25, 2013
Vince Gill at 3rd & Lindsley for the Time Jumpers show on February 25, 2013
Connie Smith, Jeanne Pruett, Jeannie Seely, and Jean Shepard at the Golden Voice Awards on June 13, 2002
Connie Smith, Jeanne Pruett, Jeannie Seely, and Jean Shepard at the Golden Voice Awards on June 13, 2002
Amy Grant at the Ryman Auditorium on February 25, 2013, for a PBS taping
Amy Grant at the Ryman Auditorium on February 25, 2013, for a PBS taping
The beautiful Marcia Campbell inside the
The beautiful Marcia Campbell inside the "Mother Church of Country Music"
A great guy and Marcia's father, Bobby Taylor
A great guy and Marcia's father, Bobby Taylor
The beautiful Paula Murrell who is a longtime friend - and she calls me Janabana
The beautiful Paula Murrell who is a longtime friend - and she calls me Janabana
At the opening of the
At the opening of the "Dottie West: Country Sunshine" exhibit at the Hall of Fame on November 9, 2012, with Kerry West, Brenda Lee, and Dale West
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum now carries my book, and I appreciate that very much
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum now carries my book, and I appreciate that very much
Having fun with Carolyn McClain - and it's hard not to have fun when you're around Carolyn
Having fun with Carolyn McClain - and it's hard not to have fun when you're around Carolyn
Rose Lee Maphis's 90th birthday party at Louise Mandrell's house on December 29, 2012
Rose Lee Maphis's 90th birthday party at Louise Mandrell's house on December 29, 2012
I was honored to be the guest speaker at the Volunteers' Book Club meeting at the Hall of Fame on January 17, 2013 - and was honored to have Rose Lee Maphis attend
I was honored to be the guest speaker at the Volunteers' Book Club meeting at the Hall of Fame on January 17, 2013 - and was honored to have Rose Lee Maphis attend
My handprints and footprints from 1982, which are still in the Walkway of Stars on McGavock Pike in Nashville
My handprints and footprints from 1982, which are still in the Walkway of Stars on McGavock Pike in Nashville
WSM radio's Eddie Stubbs and legendary guitarist Jimmy Capps
WSM radio's Eddie Stubbs and legendary guitarist Jimmy Capps
Backstage at the Opry with an authentic visitor from Scotland
Backstage at the Opry with an authentic visitor from Scotland
Singer Randy Alan from Pennsylvania who won the
Singer Randy Alan from Pennsylvania who won the "Sing for a Soldier" competition
Hank Locklin, Tex Ritter and June Carter
Hank Locklin, Tex Ritter and June Carter
A poster from a 1971 show in Duluth
A poster from a 1971 show in Duluth
A publicity photo from a while back
A publicity photo from a while back
Aslak ordered cake, Ron ordered banana pudding, and I ordered a spoon
Aslak ordered cake, Ron ordered banana pudding, and I ordered a spoon
At the Opry Backstage Grill with Aslak Gjennestad from Norway and Ron Harman from Nashville
At the Opry Backstage Grill with Aslak Gjennestad from Norway and Ron Harman from Nashville
Aslak and I are thoroughly enjoying the Triple Layer Chocolate Cake!
Aslak and I are thoroughly enjoying the Triple Layer Chocolate Cake!
On September 20, 2012, I was honored to be part of a community mural project along Lebanon Pike in Donelson
On September 20, 2012, I was honored to be part of a community mural project along Lebanon Pike in Donelson
Painting part of the mural's Grand Ole Opry barn with Matt Fisher (with Jim Ed Brown and Bill Anderson below us)
Painting part of the mural's Grand Ole Opry barn with Matt Fisher (with Jim Ed Brown and Bill Anderson below us)
Just after adding my name!
Just after adding my name!
Signing a print of the wonderful Donelson-Hermitage Mural Project titled
Signing a print of the wonderful Donelson-Hermitage Mural Project titled "In Concert"
George Hamilton IV, Julie Fudge (Patsy Cline's daughter), Harold Bradley, John Rumble, and Charlie Dick (Patsy's husband)
George Hamilton IV, Julie Fudge (Patsy Cline's daughter), Harold Bradley, John Rumble, and Charlie Dick (Patsy's husband)
A panel discussion about Patsy Cline at the Country Music Hall of Fame on August 25, 2012
A panel discussion about Patsy Cline at the Country Music Hall of Fame on August 25, 2012
George Hamilton IV, Patsy Bradley, Brenda Lee, and Bob Moore at the Country Music Hall of Fame
George Hamilton IV, Patsy Bradley, Brenda Lee, and Bob Moore at the Country Music Hall of Fame
Country Music Hall of Fame members Jo Walker-Meador (with her husband Bob) and Gordon Stoker of The Jordanaires at the opening of the Patsy Cline Exhibit
Country Music Hall of Fame members Jo Walker-Meador (with her husband Bob) and Gordon Stoker of The Jordanaires at the opening of the Patsy Cline Exhibit
Patsy Cline's daughter Julie Fudge and husband Charlie Dick at the Hall of Fame on August 22, 2012
Patsy Cline's daughter Julie Fudge and husband Charlie Dick at the Hall of Fame on August 22, 2012
A flashback photo to the Bill Anderson television show
A flashback photo to the Bill Anderson television show
This photo with my friend Marcia Campbell was taken at 3:30 A.M.!
This photo with my friend Marcia Campbell was taken at 3:30 A.M.!
Having lots of fun on Marcia's popular
Having lots of fun on Marcia's popular "All-Nighter" show on WSM radio on July 26, 2012
Billy Dean at the Opry on July 7, 2012
Billy Dean at the Opry on July 7, 2012
Troy Cassar-Daley from New South Wales, Australia
Troy Cassar-Daley from New South Wales, Australia
Jimmy C. Newman at the Opry on July 28, 2012
Jimmy C. Newman at the Opry on July 28, 2012
Delores Dinning, Brenda Lee, Bob Moore and his wife Kittra
Delores Dinning, Brenda Lee, Bob Moore and his wife Kittra
Jeannie Seely, Wilma Lee Cooper, Jean Shepard, Skeeter Davis, and Jeanne Pruett
Jeannie Seely, Wilma Lee Cooper, Jean Shepard, Skeeter Davis, and Jeanne Pruett
Michele Voan Capps and Jean Shepard backstage at the Opry
Michele Voan Capps and Jean Shepard backstage at the Opry
A flashback publicity photo from a few years back
A flashback publicity photo from a few years back
Performing on the Grand Ole Opry on July 7, 2012
Performing on the Grand Ole Opry on July 7, 2012
Another flashback to a show in Caro, Michigan, on November 7, 1982
Another flashback to a show in Caro, Michigan, on November 7, 1982
Ron Harman and Georgette Lennon following Georgette's wonderful show on July 3, 2012
Ron Harman and Georgette Lennon following Georgette's wonderful show on July 3, 2012
Kenny Jansen, Tim Watson, Georgette Lennon, and Rick Murrell at the Texas Troubadour Theatre
Kenny Jansen, Tim Watson, Georgette Lennon, and Rick Murrell at the Texas Troubadour Theatre
Captain John Hecker of the Blue Angels has been decorated with Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, as well as various personal and unit awards
Captain John Hecker of the Blue Angels has been decorated with Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, as well as various personal and unit awards
Legend Mac Wiseman at the R.O.P.E. Breakfast on June 6, 2012, at the Nashville Nightlife
Legend Mac Wiseman at the R.O.P.E. Breakfast on June 6, 2012, at the Nashville Nightlife
Hall of Fame and Opry members Bill Anderson and Charley Pride at the Opry on June 9, 2012
Hall of Fame and Opry members Bill Anderson and Charley Pride at the Opry on June 9, 2012
Longtime friend Paula Murrell, who used to sing backup for Tammy
Longtime friend Paula Murrell, who used to sing backup for Tammy
I wanted to share just a few of the hundreds of photos taken during a wonderful two-week trip to Norway in May 2012 to perform three shows
I wanted to share just a few of the hundreds of photos taken during a wonderful two-week trip to Norway in May 2012 to perform three shows
Yes, that's me getting
Yes, that's me getting "revitalized" at the Amersterdam airport - we flew from Nashville to Atlanta to Amsterdam to Kristiansand
At one of the places I stayed in Norway I was asked if I'd sign the back of the door that
At one of the places I stayed in Norway I was asked if I'd sign the back of the door that "Jan Howard slept here" - I was honored to
I was also honored to witness the celebration for Norway's National Day on May 17th
I was also honored to witness the celebration for Norway's National Day on May 17th
Enjoying the parade with Hans, Marie, Elna, Ron, Mathilde, and Anniken
Enjoying the parade with Hans, Marie, Elna, Ron, Mathilde, and Anniken
The parades are all about the children - the future of their country - as well as their heritage
The parades are all about the children - the future of their country - as well as their heritage
Just one of the dozens of photos of the gorgeous Norway scenery
Just one of the dozens of photos of the gorgeous Norway scenery
A view from one of our boat rides
A view from one of our boat rides
Notice how well-kept all the buildings are there
Notice how well-kept all the buildings are there
One of my favorite things about Norway were the great lighthouses
One of my favorite things about Norway were the great lighthouses
Here's Ron sitting outside another one
Here's Ron sitting outside another one
And yet another one we saw
And yet another one we saw
I also loved the beautiful old churches in Norway like this one
I also loved the beautiful old churches in Norway like this one
And another gorgeous church we had the pleasure of visiting
And another gorgeous church we had the pleasure of visiting
The home of Nils Petter Tempelen and Kari Westbø where we docked and had dinner - notice they're flying the American flag for us
The home of Nils Petter Tempelen and Kari Westbø where we docked and had dinner - notice they're flying the American flag for us
What a great adventure as we ride the fast boat to the island
What a great adventure as we ride the fast boat to the island
Approaching the island and the lighthouse we're about to explore
Approaching the island and the lighthouse we're about to explore
Singing
Singing "I Saw The Light(house)" with Aslak in Knut's living room
We're about to climb this beautiful lighthouse which was built in 1914 - I finally found something older than me!
We're about to climb this beautiful lighthouse which was built in 1914 - I finally found something older than me!
166 steps to the top - I'm glad I worked out this past year!
166 steps to the top - I'm glad I worked out this past year!
There's no stopping me now!
There's no stopping me now!
Here Knut is providing information about the lighthouse as we continue to the top
Here Knut is providing information about the lighthouse as we continue to the top
The view from the top with Knut's house on the left
The view from the top with Knut's house on the left
Here Knut is telling me more about the small island the lighthouse is located on
Here Knut is telling me more about the small island the lighthouse is located on
Enjoying the view from the top of the lighthouse with Ron
Enjoying the view from the top of the lighthouse with Ron
With Ingrid and Aslak at the top of the lighthouse
With Ingrid and Aslak at the top of the lighthouse
Visiting this lighthouse will always remain one of my very favorite experiences
Visiting this lighthouse will always remain one of my very favorite experiences
Looking out the living room window of Knut's house on the island
Looking out the living room window of Knut's house on the island
Knut was very kind, sharing the history of the lighthouse with us and some very interesting stories
Knut was very kind, sharing the history of the lighthouse with us and some very interesting stories
What a great view from the window at Knut's kitchen table
What a great view from the window at Knut's kitchen table
Here I'm standing in front of the venue where the first show was held
Here I'm standing in front of the venue where the first show was held
As you can probably tell, I had FUN during all the shows!
As you can probably tell, I had FUN during all the shows!
The audiences at all of the shows were fantastic, and I appreciate everyone who attended
The audiences at all of the shows were fantastic, and I appreciate everyone who attended
Being overtaken by balloons....
Being overtaken by balloons....
Promoting friend Bobby Bare's upcoming concert - I thought his career needed a boost :)
Promoting friend Bobby Bare's upcoming concert - I thought his career needed a boost :)
And more balloons!
And more balloons!
Standing with Ron and absorbing the natural beauty surrounding us
Standing with Ron and absorbing the natural beauty surrounding us
The green, green grass of Norway
The green, green grass of Norway
Standing with Aslak and being thankful for such a wonderful trip
Standing with Aslak and being thankful for such a wonderful trip
I didn't have a bikini - but it didn't stop me from joining these young ladies for a little sunbathing :)
I didn't have a bikini - but it didn't stop me from joining these young ladies for a little sunbathing :)
I'm still laughing about this episode with the swan that scared me half-to-death as I was feeding it
I'm still laughing about this episode with the swan that scared me half-to-death as I was feeding it
Mowing the grass at one of the lighthouses
Mowing the grass at one of the lighthouses
Aslak holding one of the posters designed by Ron Harman and hand-printed by Hatch Show Print in Nashville
Aslak holding one of the posters designed by Ron Harman and hand-printed by Hatch Show Print in Nashville
Aslak Gjennestad - a very special friend and a very talented entertainer
Aslak Gjennestad - a very special friend and a very talented entertainer
Having some fun with Aslak after our second show in Grimstad
Having some fun with Aslak after our second show in Grimstad
Rehearsing
Rehearsing "Daddy Sang Bass" with Aslak before the first show
Performing
Performing "Looking Back To See" on stage with Aslak at the first show in Arendal
Singing a duet of
Singing a duet of "Gold Watch And Chain" with Aslak
Wading in the ocean along the beach of the Strand Hotel
Wading in the ocean along the beach of the Strand Hotel
Friends Ron Harman and Aslak Gjennestad on a beautiful sunny day in Norway
Friends Ron Harman and Aslak Gjennestad on a beautiful sunny day in Norway
Here I'm in Arendal - thinking about buying this boat :)
Here I'm in Arendal - thinking about buying this boat :)
Wondering how this dress would look on the Opry stage :)
Wondering how this dress would look on the Opry stage :)
More shopping in the quaint town of Grimstad
More shopping in the quaint town of Grimstad
A great lighthouse at Lindesnes, the southernmost point of Norway
A great lighthouse at Lindesnes, the southernmost point of Norway
Dinner with Ron Harman, Glenn Aanonsen, and Aslak Gjennestad
Dinner with Ron Harman, Glenn Aanonsen, and Aslak Gjennestad
Lunch with Aslak and The Clutterbillies - Kenneth, Bent, Kristian, Leif, Ronny, and Vidar
Lunch with Aslak and The Clutterbillies - Kenneth, Bent, Kristian, Leif, Ronny, and Vidar
Dinner with Marie, Aslak, Mathilde, Elna, Karianne, Nils, Hans, and Anniken
Dinner with Marie, Aslak, Mathilde, Elna, Karianne, Nils, Hans, and Anniken
Taken during one of my recording sessions for Decca Records
Taken during one of my recording sessions for Decca Records
Celebrating my birthday on March 13, 2012, with friends Ron Harman and Shelly West at Carrabba's Restaurant in Green Hills
Celebrating my birthday on March 13, 2012, with friends Ron Harman and Shelly West at Carrabba's Restaurant in Green Hills
A photo from a few years back with the Bill Anderson Show
A photo from a few years back with the Bill Anderson Show
Backstage at the Ryman Auditorium for an Opry show with friend Darryl Worley
Backstage at the Ryman Auditorium for an Opry show with friend Darryl Worley
Members of Exile, a group that I greatly admire and have been a fan of for many years
Members of Exile, a group that I greatly admire and have been a fan of for many years
Friends Craig Morgan and Dee-Dee Ogrodny, whose son Ryan plays the fiddle in Craig's band
Friends Craig Morgan and Dee-Dee Ogrodny, whose son Ryan plays the fiddle in Craig's band
Roy Rogers, Barbara Mandrell, Bill Anderson, and me
Roy Rogers, Barbara Mandrell, Bill Anderson, and me
A poster advertising the Bill Anderson Show on January 28, 1977, in Des Moines, Iowa
A poster advertising the Bill Anderson Show on January 28, 1977, in Des Moines, Iowa
Jimmy Gately, Bill Anderson, me, and Rusty Draper, and in the band are Snuffy (Len) Miller, Steve Chapman, and Sonny Garrish
Jimmy Gately, Bill Anderson, me, and Rusty Draper, and in the band are Snuffy (Len) Miller, Steve Chapman, and Sonny Garrish
Proud to receive a Billboard Award in 1960 for Most Promising Female
Proud to receive a Billboard Award in 1960 for Most Promising Female
With Paula Poe Murrell, Sue Richards, and Tammy Wynette
With Paula Poe Murrell, Sue Richards, and Tammy Wynette
Part of a group of country artists that toured Europe in 1970
Part of a group of country artists that toured Europe in 1970
Boarding the 2012 Opry Cruise with Gene Ward, Jeannie Seely Ward, and Carolyn McClain
Boarding the 2012 Opry Cruise with Gene Ward, Jeannie Seely Ward, and Carolyn McClain
Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas, our ship for the Opry Cruise
Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas, our ship for the Opry Cruise
Ralph Emery, Jean Shepard, and Jeannie Seely on the cruise
Ralph Emery, Jean Shepard, and Jeannie Seely on the cruise
Ralph Emery and his lovely wife Joy
Ralph Emery and his lovely wife Joy
Charles Teige, Captain of the Voyager of the Seas
Charles Teige, Captain of the Voyager of the Seas
The very talented Mandy Barnett
The very talented Mandy Barnett
Performing my show on the 2012 Grand Ole Opry Cruise
Performing my show on the 2012 Grand Ole Opry Cruise
With Dawn Sears, Jean Shepard, and Jan Howard on the Opry Cruise
With Dawn Sears, Jean Shepard, and Jan Howard on the Opry Cruise
Laughing at a story told by Jean Shepard during the Q&A Session
Laughing at a story told by Jean Shepard during the Q&A Session
Playing mini-golf on the cruise ship with New Orleans in the background
Playing mini-golf on the cruise ship with New Orleans in the background
SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob SquarePants
At Pat O'Brien's in New Orleans with Ron Harman
At Pat O'Brien's in New Orleans with Ron Harman
Enjoying the sights and sounds of world-famous Bourbon Street
Enjoying the sights and sounds of world-famous Bourbon Street
Jackson Square in the French Quarter of New Orleans
Jackson Square in the French Quarter of New Orleans
Thinking of Bobby Bare's hit song in front of Marie Laveau's
Thinking of Bobby Bare's hit song in front of Marie Laveau's
Standing inside the
Standing inside the "Opry Circle" with Bill Anderson in September 2011
Taping the Bill Anderson television show with Bill and Jimmy Gately
Taping the Bill Anderson television show with Bill and Jimmy Gately
With Jean Shepard on the Grand Ole Opry on October 15, 2011
With Jean Shepard on the Grand Ole Opry on October 15, 2011
Receiving a gold record for singing on Johnny Cash's
Receiving a gold record for singing on Johnny Cash's "Ring Of Fire"
Thanks to Juanita Brown for this great photo with Jack Greene from March 1998
Thanks to Juanita Brown for this great photo with Jack Greene from March 1998
A publicity photo from the past
A publicity photo from the past
Timothy Rogers and Frank McFadden at the 50th Anniversary of the Activation of the Fifth Special Forces Group
Timothy Rogers and Frank McFadden at the 50th Anniversary of the Activation of the Fifth Special Forces Group
Longtime friend Marty Martel
Longtime friend Marty Martel
Performing October 5, 2011, at the Joe Taylor Music Benefit Show
Performing October 5, 2011, at the Joe Taylor Music Benefit Show
On the Grand Ole Opry's 86th birthday show on October 8, 2011
On the Grand Ole Opry's 86th birthday show on October 8, 2011
Legends Charlie McCoy, Chip Young, Scotty Moore and D.J. Fontana on October 9, 2011
Legends Charlie McCoy, Chip Young, Scotty Moore and D.J. Fontana on October 9, 2011
A favorite photograph with Jessi Colter and Waylon Jennings
A favorite photograph with Jessi Colter and Waylon Jennings
Rhonda Vincent after her amazing performance at the R.O.P.E. banquet on October 6, 2011
Rhonda Vincent after her amazing performance at the R.O.P.E. banquet on October 6, 2011
Singing at a benefit show for Joe Taylor with longtime friends Tommy Cash and Johnny Counterfit
Singing at a benefit show for Joe Taylor with longtime friends Tommy Cash and Johnny Counterfit
Diane Young is the beautiful wife of legendary guitarist Chip Young
Diane Young is the beautiful wife of legendary guitarist Chip Young
James Wesley is a wonderful new artist who has appeared on the Grand Ole Opry several times
James Wesley is a wonderful new artist who has appeared on the Grand Ole Opry several times
Ali and Tessa were on my team during the Bluebonnet Youth Ranch Celebrity Golf Tournament in Texas
Ali and Tessa were on my team during the Bluebonnet Youth Ranch Celebrity Golf Tournament in Texas
Bruno Tillander from Sweden is a fantastic tour guide and brings many groups to Nashville
Bruno Tillander from Sweden is a fantastic tour guide and brings many groups to Nashville
Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase at the Opry on August 6, 2011
Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase at the Opry on August 6, 2011
Georgette Jones who published her book
Georgette Jones who published her book "The Three of Us" in July 2011
Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent at their Ryman show on July 21, 2011
Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent at their Ryman show on July 21, 2011
Visiting with Hall of Fame members Bobby Braddock and Billy Sherrill, and in the background are three other Hall of Fame members
Visiting with Hall of Fame members Bobby Braddock and Billy Sherrill, and in the background are three other Hall of Fame members
Tess Frizzell, granddaughter of Dottie West, at the Opry on July 16, 2011
Tess Frizzell, granddaughter of Dottie West, at the Opry on July 16, 2011
Bobby Braddock and Shannon McCombs at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Bobby Braddock and Shannon McCombs at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Rattlesnake Annie backstage at the Midnite Jamboree where she performed on July 9, 2011
Rattlesnake Annie backstage at the Midnite Jamboree where she performed on July 9, 2011
Performing
Performing "Evil On Your Mind" on June 27, 2011, in the Quonset Hut where I recorded it 45 years earlier
Performer Nathan Osmond, son of Alan Osmond and nephew of Donny and Marie Osmond
Performer Nathan Osmond, son of Alan Osmond and nephew of Donny and Marie Osmond
Harold Hawkins, Jr., a great singer and the son of Jean Shepard and Hawkshaw Hawkins
Harold Hawkins, Jr., a great singer and the son of Jean Shepard and Hawkshaw Hawkins
Backstage at the Opry with Buck Trent on June 11, 2011
Backstage at the Opry with Buck Trent on June 11, 2011
Hall of Fame member Harold Bradley at the Quonset Hut Studio on June 27, 2011
Hall of Fame member Harold Bradley at the Quonset Hut Studio on June 27, 2011
Performing with Bill on June 8, 2011, at the R.O.P.E. event which reunited several duet partners
Performing with Bill on June 8, 2011, at the R.O.P.E. event which reunited several duet partners
Another photo of Bill and I singing on the R.O.P.E. program
Another photo of Bill and I singing on the R.O.P.E. program
Thanks to Jerry Overcast for this photo that he took of Bill and me
Thanks to Jerry Overcast for this photo that he took of Bill and me
Professional angler Butch Obert, my fishing partner on Old Hickory Lake on June 7, 2011
Professional angler Butch Obert, my fishing partner on Old Hickory Lake on June 7, 2011
My big catch in the 4th Annual Porter Wagoner Memorial Artists & Anglers Fishing Tournament
My big catch in the 4th Annual Porter Wagoner Memorial Artists & Anglers Fishing Tournament
Friend and legendary songwriter Red Lane at the Farmhouse Restaurant on June 7, 2011
Friend and legendary songwriter Red Lane at the Farmhouse Restaurant on June 7, 2011
Kelly Clarkson, the first winner on American Idol and a very talented singer
Kelly Clarkson, the first winner on American Idol and a very talented singer
Hall of Fame member Sonny James and his lovely wife Doris
Hall of Fame member Sonny James and his lovely wife Doris
Bill Anderson, who inducted songwriter Bobby Braddock into the Hall of Fame
Bill Anderson, who inducted songwriter Bobby Braddock into the Hall of Fame
Jean Shepard holding her Hall of Fame Medallion after the ceremony held on May 22, 2011
Jean Shepard holding her Hall of Fame Medallion after the ceremony held on May 22, 2011
Jean has been a dear friend for a long time, and I'm thrilled she's now in the Hall of Fame
Jean has been a dear friend for a long time, and I'm thrilled she's now in the Hall of Fame
Jean at her plaque in the Hall of Fame rotunda
Jean at her plaque in the Hall of Fame rotunda
Cowboy poet, singer, songwriter, artist and TV personality Red Steagall and his wife Gail
Cowboy poet, singer, songwriter, artist and TV personality Red Steagall and his wife Gail
Fellow Opry member and new Hall of Fame member Reba McEntire
Fellow Opry member and new Hall of Fame member Reba McEntire
Reba McEntire's mother Jackie and her sister Alice
Reba McEntire's mother Jackie and her sister Alice
Dancing backstage at the Opry
Dancing backstage at the Opry
Larry Gatlin
Larry Gatlin
And more dancing with Larry
And more dancing with Larry
Tony Booth and Georgette Jones
Tony Booth and Georgette Jones
Chris Lucas and Preston Brust of LoCash Cowboys
Chris Lucas and Preston Brust of LoCash Cowboys
Aaron Tippin
Aaron Tippin
Friends Darrin Vincent and Jamie Dailey, known as Dailey & Vincent, backstage at the Opry
Friends Darrin Vincent and Jamie Dailey, known as Dailey & Vincent, backstage at the Opry
Talented singer Jimmy Wayne and his girlfriend Susan after Jimmy's Opry performance
Talented singer Jimmy Wayne and his girlfriend Susan after Jimmy's Opry performance
Jamie Daily and Mel Tillis at the Opry on April 1, 2011
Jamie Daily and Mel Tillis at the Opry on April 1, 2011
Holding a Hatch Show Print poster commemorating my 40th Opry anniversary with David McCormick
Holding a Hatch Show Print poster commemorating my 40th Opry anniversary with David McCormick
Performing on the Opry on March 26, 2011, and celebrating my 40th anniversary as an Opry member
Performing on the Opry on March 26, 2011, and celebrating my 40th anniversary as an Opry member
Cutting an Opry anniversary cake at the Ernest Tubb Record Shop before the Midnite Jamboree
Cutting an Opry anniversary cake at the Ernest Tubb Record Shop before the Midnite Jamboree
Ryan Joseph and his mom Dee-Dee after the Midnite Jamboree
Ryan Joseph and his mom Dee-Dee after the Midnite Jamboree
The talented musicians and singers who accompanied me on the Midnite Jamboree on March 26, 2011
The talented musicians and singers who accompanied me on the Midnite Jamboree on March 26, 2011
Jay DeMarcus from Rascal Flatts and his gracious mother Caron
Jay DeMarcus from Rascal Flatts and his gracious mother Caron
The incredibly talented Kenny Rogers at the Opry on March 11, 2011
The incredibly talented Kenny Rogers at the Opry on March 11, 2011
Singer and friend Marilyn Sellars and her husband Peter on March 18, 2011
Singer and friend Marilyn Sellars and her husband Peter on March 18, 2011
Enjoying a birthday dessert at John A's courtesy of John A. Hobbs
Enjoying a birthday dessert at John A's courtesy of John A. Hobbs
Having fun backstage with Too Slim and Joey from Riders In The Sky
Having fun backstage with Too Slim and Joey from Riders In The Sky
Jaime Dudney and Vance Nichols were part of
Jaime Dudney and Vance Nichols were part of "The Odd Couple" play I enjoyed with Steven Whitson, Ron Harman and Stephanie Layne
I've been a waitress....but here I'm a dishwasher at the Nashville Dinner Theatre in Printer's Alley
I've been a waitress....but here I'm a dishwasher at the Nashville Dinner Theatre in Printer's Alley
Singer, songwriter, guitarist and actor Ed Bruce who wrote Charlie Louvin's hit
Singer, songwriter, guitarist and actor Ed Bruce who wrote Charlie Louvin's hit "See The Big Man Cry" and sang it on the Opry with Trace Adkins
Legendary guitarists Chip Young and Jimmy Capps backstage at the Grand Ole Opry on February 5, 2011
Legendary guitarists Chip Young and Jimmy Capps backstage at the Grand Ole Opry on February 5, 2011
Friend and Opry Square Dancer Marcia Campbell in February 2011
Friend and Opry Square Dancer Marcia Campbell in February 2011
Ken Sasaki, President of Gary Yamamoto Fishing Company, presented me this coat when I sang for the Fishing Club Series at Fontanel
Ken Sasaki, President of Gary Yamamoto Fishing Company, presented me this coat when I sang for the Fishing Club Series at Fontanel
Celebrating Little Jimmy Dickens' 90th birthday at a party at Rippy's in downtown Nashville
Celebrating Little Jimmy Dickens' 90th birthday at a party at Rippy's in downtown Nashville
Legendary steel guitarist Buddy Emmons, who played on some of my recordings
Legendary steel guitarist Buddy Emmons, who played on some of my recordings
Jaime Dudney and Jeannie Seely at Fontanel on December 3, 2010
Jaime Dudney and Jeannie Seely at Fontanel on December 3, 2010
Signing my name in the 'Great Room' at Fontanel
Signing my name in the 'Great Room' at Fontanel
Signing Steven's guitar at the Farmhouse Restaurant
Signing Steven's guitar at the Farmhouse Restaurant
Friends Steven Whitson and Ron Harman in front of a bus advertisement for Louise's Christmas show
Friends Steven Whitson and Ron Harman in front of a bus advertisement for Louise's Christmas show
My friend Joey, the son of Tom T. and Dixie Hall
My friend Joey, the son of Tom T. and Dixie Hall
With Ron and Joey in Fontanel's shooting range on the 4-wheeler Gretchen Wilson used in her video
With Ron and Joey in Fontanel's shooting range on the 4-wheeler Gretchen Wilson used in her video
Jeannie Seely and Gene Ward at their wedding on November 20, 2010
Jeannie Seely and Gene Ward at their wedding on November 20, 2010
Jeannie asked if I would say a few words....emphasizing that it was a 'toast' and not a 'roast'
Jeannie asked if I would say a few words....emphasizing that it was a 'toast' and not a 'roast'
Gene, Jeannie, Jennifer O'Brien, and Michele and Jimmy Capps
Gene, Jeannie, Jennifer O'Brien, and Michele and Jimmy Capps
Decorating Jeannie and Gene's car at their reception with Cindy Moore
Decorating Jeannie and Gene's car at their reception with Cindy Moore
Handing over Jeannie's flower 'bouquet' to friend Carolyn McClain
Handing over Jeannie's flower 'bouquet' to friend Carolyn McClain
Sharing some laughs with Jeannie
Sharing some laughs with Jeannie
Singer Paula Murrell
Singer Paula Murrell
Singers and booking agents Debbie and Carrie Moore
Singers and booking agents Debbie and Carrie Moore
Singer Steven Whitson
Singer Steven Whitson
Sisters Crystal Gayle and Peggy Sue at the Opry on November 27, 2010
Sisters Crystal Gayle and Peggy Sue at the Opry on November 27, 2010
HLN
HLN "Morning Express" anchor Robin Meade on November 6, 2010
Jean Hughey and I congratulatig Jean Shepard on her birthday and Opry and wedding anniversaries
Jean Hughey and I congratulatig Jean Shepard on her birthday and Opry and wedding anniversaries
My great-grandson Cole and great-granddaughter Alli, the children of my granddaughter Anita Simpson and her husband Travis
My great-grandson Cole and great-granddaughter Alli, the children of my granddaughter Anita Simpson and her husband Travis
Alli will be celebrating her first birthday on March 27, 2011, which will be my 40th Opry anniversary
Alli will be celebrating her first birthday on March 27, 2011, which will be my 40th Opry anniversary
Alli is probably the happiest baby I've ever seen, always laughing or smiling
Alli is probably the happiest baby I've ever seen, always laughing or smiling
One of my favorite photos of Cole, who is 3, and his little sister Alli who is about 6 months old here
One of my favorite photos of Cole, who is 3, and his little sister Alli who is about 6 months old here
Here's everyone on the Carolina coast - Keith, Mitsi, Travis, Cole, Anita, Alli, Pam, and Corky
Here's everyone on the Carolina coast - Keith, Mitsi, Travis, Cole, Anita, Alli, Pam, and Corky
Alli is all smiles here in her bathing suit at the beach
Alli is all smiles here in her bathing suit at the beach
Cole went down this slide once, but then wanted me to go down with him - so of course I did!
Cole went down this slide once, but then wanted me to go down with him - so of course I did!
I'm getting off the slide here with Cole who's still wearing some of his Halloween costume paint
I'm getting off the slide here with Cole who's still wearing some of his Halloween costume paint
At the Opry with John Owen, my exercise trainer and also the trainer for Trace Adkins' wife Rhonda
At the Opry with John Owen, my exercise trainer and also the trainer for Trace Adkins' wife Rhonda
Opry member Jack Greene outside the Ernest Tubb Record Shop
Opry member Jack Greene outside the Ernest Tubb Record Shop
A great sculptor and a great friend, Bill Raines from Montana
A great sculptor and a great friend, Bill Raines from Montana
A performance on the Opry, of which I'm proud to be a member
A performance on the Opry, of which I'm proud to be a member
Walking offstage with Dolly after singing
Walking offstage with Dolly after singing "Happy Birthday" to the Opry
Singing on the Grand Ole Opry's 85th Birthday Show on Saturday, October 9, 2010
Singing on the Grand Ole Opry's 85th Birthday Show on Saturday, October 9, 2010
Singing with Michele Voan Capps on the Midnite Jamboree on October 23, 2010
Singing with Michele Voan Capps on the Midnite Jamboree on October 23, 2010
Gladys Van Dyke and Jeanne Pruett at R.O.P.E.'s annual dinner and show at the Al Menah Shrine Temple
Gladys Van Dyke and Jeanne Pruett at R.O.P.E.'s annual dinner and show at the Al Menah Shrine Temple
Journalist, writer, and longtime friend John Seigenthaler, who also was the founding editor of USA Today
Journalist, writer, and longtime friend John Seigenthaler, who also was the founding editor of USA Today
Artist Corey Frizzell (son of Allen, and nephew of David and Lefty) and Randy Matthews, editor of the Nashville Music Guide
Artist Corey Frizzell (son of Allen, and nephew of David and Lefty) and Randy Matthews, editor of the Nashville Music Guide
Moe Bandy and Becky Hobbs
Moe Bandy and Becky Hobbs
Becky Hobbs, Leroy Van Dyke, Little David Wilkins, Moe Bandy, and Keith Bilbrey at the R.O.P.E. event on October 7, 2010
Becky Hobbs, Leroy Van Dyke, Little David Wilkins, Moe Bandy, and Keith Bilbrey at the R.O.P.E. event on October 7, 2010
Wonderful songwriters Dickey Lee and Ray Pennington
Wonderful songwriters Dickey Lee and Ray Pennington
Opry member Jeannie Seely on October 23, 2010
Opry member Jeannie Seely on October 23, 2010
6' 6
6' 6" tall Opry member Trace Adkins on October 9, 2010
Opry member Jean Shepard on October 23, 2010
Opry member Jean Shepard on October 23, 2010
Longtime friend David McCormick
Longtime friend David McCormick
Another longtime friend, Diane Berry
Another longtime friend, Diane Berry
And another longtime friend, Ron Harman
And another longtime friend, Ron Harman
On September 10, 2010, the Grand Ole Opry was held at the Two Rivers Baptist Church
On September 10, 2010, the Grand Ole Opry was held at the Two Rivers Baptist Church
Singing a gospel medley with Jean Shepard and the Carol Lee Singers
Singing a gospel medley with Jean Shepard and the Carol Lee Singers
Jean Shepard and I have been friends for a long time, and it's always an honor to sing with her
Jean Shepard and I have been friends for a long time, and it's always an honor to sing with her
With great musicians Ben Hall and Diane Berry, I entertained the Ladies of Charity on September 18, 2010, at Nashville's West End Marriott
With great musicians Ben Hall and Diane Berry, I entertained the Ladies of Charity on September 18, 2010, at Nashville's West End Marriott
When I was visiting the Ernest Tubb Record Shop in downtown Nashville and discovered a few of my books weren't signed - I did it right there!
When I was visiting the Ernest Tubb Record Shop in downtown Nashville and discovered a few of my books weren't signed - I did it right there!
Enjoying Ron Harman's tour of RCA Studio B on September 12, 2010, with visitors Julia, George, Linda, and Morris, all from England
Enjoying Ron Harman's tour of RCA Studio B on September 12, 2010, with visitors Julia, George, Linda, and Morris, all from England
Cole is growing up fast, and here he's enjoying a set of golf clubs I gave him
Cole is growing up fast, and here he's enjoying a set of golf clubs I gave him
My good friend Dee-Dee Ogrodny who moved from Pittsburgh to Nashville a few years ago
My good friend Dee-Dee Ogrodny who moved from Pittsburgh to Nashville a few years ago
Singing with several friends including Diane Berry, Ben Hall, Charlie Louvin, and Mike Manning
Singing with several friends including Diane Berry, Ben Hall, Charlie Louvin, and Mike Manning
Great-granddaughter Alli was born on March 27, 2010, my 39th anniversary as an Opry member
Great-granddaughter Alli was born on March 27, 2010, my 39th anniversary as an Opry member
Holding my great-granddaughter Alli Marie Simpson, daughter of Anita and Travis
Holding my great-granddaughter Alli Marie Simpson, daughter of Anita and Travis
Brother and sister, Cole and Alli Simpson
Brother and sister, Cole and Alli Simpson
Great-grandson Coleton Clark Simpson, who turned 3 years old on August 11, 2010
Great-grandson Coleton Clark Simpson, who turned 3 years old on August 11, 2010
My son Corky and my great-grandson Cole enjoy some special time together
My son Corky and my great-grandson Cole enjoy some special time together
Corky and Cole are having fun on the Bush Hog tractor
Corky and Cole are having fun on the Bush Hog tractor
One of my favorite people, Mac Wiseman, at Eddie Stubbs' program at the Hall of Fame on June 30, 2010
One of my favorite people, Mac Wiseman, at Eddie Stubbs' program at the Hall of Fame on June 30, 2010
Catching up with Jenni and Kenyon Lockry from Florida after Kenyon's performance on the Opry at the Ryman Auditorium
Catching up with Jenni and Kenyon Lockry from Florida after Kenyon's performance on the Opry at the Ryman Auditorium
Visiting with Chuck Mead after his performance on the Grand Ole Opry on July 23, 2010
Visiting with Chuck Mead after his performance on the Grand Ole Opry on July 23, 2010
Enjoying the amazing Chihuly Exhibit at Cheekwood with Kyle Harman from Pittsburgh on July 8, 2010
Enjoying the amazing Chihuly Exhibit at Cheekwood with Kyle Harman from Pittsburgh on July 8, 2010
Visiting with the very talented Quebe Sisters at their Ryman show with Dailey & Vincent on July 15, 2010
Visiting with the very talented Quebe Sisters at their Ryman show with Dailey & Vincent on July 15, 2010
Helping celebrate Jeannie Seely's and Jim Schermerhorn's birthdays in July 2010 at John A's
Helping celebrate Jeannie Seely's and Jim Schermerhorn's birthdays in July 2010 at John A's
Entertaining some groups from Texas that Tracy Pitcox from Heart of Texas Records brought to Nashville
Entertaining some groups from Texas that Tracy Pitcox from Heart of Texas Records brought to Nashville
Singing on the Midnite Jamboree on July 3, 2010, with Hoot Hester, Michele Capps and Colin Elliott
Singing on the Midnite Jamboree on July 3, 2010, with Hoot Hester, Michele Capps and Colin Elliott
Singing with friend Georgette Jones, daughter of friends Tammy Wynette and George Jones
Singing with friend Georgette Jones, daughter of friends Tammy Wynette and George Jones
A longtime friend and the
A longtime friend and the "Coal Miner's Daughter", Loretta Lynn, on June 26, 2010, at the Ryman
Country singer and cowboy Johnny Seay and his wife Star backstage at the Grand Ole Opry in 1990
Country singer and cowboy Johnny Seay and his wife Star backstage at the Grand Ole Opry in 1990
Baseball umpire Joe West, who's also a singer and songwriter nicknamed
Baseball umpire Joe West, who's also a singer and songwriter nicknamed "Cowboy Joe"
Glen Thompson invited me to be the guest at his monthly 'Country 101' program held on June 14, 2010
Glen Thompson invited me to be the guest at his monthly 'Country 101' program held on June 14, 2010
'Country 101' included Glen's interview along with many stories and songs, and I was glad to participate
'Country 101' included Glen's interview along with many stories and songs, and I was glad to participate
June Stearns, a Columbia and Decca recording artist and a member of Roy Acuff's band
June Stearns, a Columbia and Decca recording artist and a member of Roy Acuff's band
Two-time CMA Female Vocalist Kathy Mattea at the Opry held at the War Memorial Auditorium on May 22, 2010
Two-time CMA Female Vocalist Kathy Mattea at the Opry held at the War Memorial Auditorium on May 22, 2010
Bobby G. Rice, Joanne Cash Yates, and George Hamilton IV at a show in Somerset, KY, on May 21, 2010
Bobby G. Rice, Joanne Cash Yates, and George Hamilton IV at a show in Somerset, KY, on May 21, 2010
New Mercury Records artist Laura Bell Bundy backstage at the Opry held at the War Memorial Auditorium on May 22, 2010
New Mercury Records artist Laura Bell Bundy backstage at the Opry held at the War Memorial Auditorium on May 22, 2010
Shawn Camp backstage at the Opry House on April 24, 2010
Shawn Camp backstage at the Opry House on April 24, 2010
Recording at the Quonset Hut with Johnny Cash and the Carter Sisters
Recording at the Quonset Hut with Johnny Cash and the Carter Sisters
Brad Paisley backstage at the Ryman Auditorium on May 7, 2010
Brad Paisley backstage at the Ryman Auditorium on May 7, 2010
October 7, 1961 with Minnie Pearl, Wilma Lee Cooper, Skeeter Davis, June Carter, and Kitty Wells
October 7, 1961 with Minnie Pearl, Wilma Lee Cooper, Skeeter Davis, June Carter, and Kitty Wells
Meeting Garrison Keillor from
Meeting Garrison Keillor from "A Prarie Home Companion" backstage at the Opry on April 10, 2010
A flashback photo with Patsy Cline and Harlan at Owen Bradley's Quonset Hut Studio on Music Row
A flashback photo with Patsy Cline and Harlan at Owen Bradley's Quonset Hut Studio on Music Row
Amy Grant is one of my favorite people, and here we're visiting at the Opry on April 10, 2010
Amy Grant is one of my favorite people, and here we're visiting at the Opry on April 10, 2010
Singing a great Jerry Chesnut song on the Opry,
Singing a great Jerry Chesnut song on the Opry, "When We Tried", which was a hit for me back in 1969
Enjoying a visit with Holly Williams and her mother Becky backstage at the Opry on April 2, 2010
Enjoying a visit with Holly Williams and her mother Becky backstage at the Opry on April 2, 2010
NASCAR driver Reed Sorenson was a guest announcer on the Grand Ole Opry on April 2, 2010
NASCAR driver Reed Sorenson was a guest announcer on the Grand Ole Opry on April 2, 2010
Trading books with Rik Palieri (www.banjo.net) who did a wonderful interview with me for his TV show on March 28, 2010
Trading books with Rik Palieri (www.banjo.net) who did a wonderful interview with me for his TV show on March 28, 2010
Ryan Joseph who played fiddle and mandolin on the Opry with Jamie O'Neal on March 26, 2010
Ryan Joseph who played fiddle and mandolin on the Opry with Jamie O'Neal on March 26, 2010
Friend Ron Harman and I attended Gordon Lightfoot's concert at the Ryman on March 6, 2010
Friend Ron Harman and I attended Gordon Lightfoot's concert at the Ryman on March 6, 2010
I've been a Gordon Lightfoot fan for a very long time, and I felt honored to meet him after his show
I've been a Gordon Lightfoot fan for a very long time, and I felt honored to meet him after his show
Gordon Lightfoot and Opry member George Hamilton IV (who has recorded many of Gordon's songs)
Gordon Lightfoot and Opry member George Hamilton IV (who has recorded many of Gordon's songs)
Celebrating my 2010 birthday with LeeAnn Lallone, Ron Harman, Jack Greene, and Les and Peggy Bates
Celebrating my 2010 birthday with LeeAnn Lallone, Ron Harman, Jack Greene, and Les and Peggy Bates
Longtime and dear friends Peggy and Les Bates of Chattanooga....Les and I share the same birthday!
Longtime and dear friends Peggy and Les Bates of Chattanooga....Les and I share the same birthday!
Country Music Hall of Fame Member Roy Clark at a golf tournament in 2003
Country Music Hall of Fame Member Roy Clark at a golf tournament in 2003
With Jimmy Wayne who performed on the Opry and hosted the Midnite Jamboree on February 27, 2010
With Jimmy Wayne who performed on the Opry and hosted the Midnite Jamboree on February 27, 2010
Singing
Singing "Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good" on the anniversary of the 1982 date it went No. 1 for new Hall of Fame member Don Williams
Jamey Anderson and his father Bill at the Country Music Hall of Fame on December 12, 2009
Jamey Anderson and his father Bill at the Country Music Hall of Fame on December 12, 2009
One of my favorite people and a longtime friend, Hall of Fame member and fellow Opry member Mel Tillis
One of my favorite people and a longtime friend, Hall of Fame member and fellow Opry member Mel Tillis
One of my favorite new acts is Joey + Rory who appeared on the Opry on Saturday evening, February 13, 2010
One of my favorite new acts is Joey + Rory who appeared on the Opry on Saturday evening, February 13, 2010
Visiting backstage at the Ryman with Charlie Louvin and Kris Kristofferson after an outstanding show by Kris on January 27, 2010
Visiting backstage at the Ryman with Charlie Louvin and Kris Kristofferson after an outstanding show by Kris on January 27, 2010
Sharing a laugh onstage with fellow Opry member Mike Snider
Sharing a laugh onstage with fellow Opry member Mike Snider
Performing on the Grand Ole Opry on Friday evening, January 22, 1010, at the Ryman Auditorium
Performing on the Grand Ole Opry on Friday evening, January 22, 1010, at the Ryman Auditorium
Bundled up for the Opry on January 29, 2010....that night Nashville was hit by a wintery snowstorm
Bundled up for the Opry on January 29, 2010....that night Nashville was hit by a wintery snowstorm
Performing on the Opry for the first time in the new decade....this photo was taken on January 1, 2010
Performing on the Opry for the first time in the new decade....this photo was taken on January 1, 2010
Enjoying a fun evening with friends Ron Harman, Chris Agans and Ben Kann on January 12, 2010
Enjoying a fun evening with friends Ron Harman, Chris Agans and Ben Kann on January 12, 2010
Opry member Carrie Underwood has been great about supporting the Opry....this photo was taken there on January 16, 2010
Opry member Carrie Underwood has been great about supporting the Opry....this photo was taken there on January 16, 2010
Fellow Opry members George Hamilton IV and Emmylou Harris backstage at the Ryman
Fellow Opry members George Hamilton IV and Emmylou Harris backstage at the Ryman
Kerry West, who has worked many years for Ronnie Milsap, is the son of the late Dottie West
Kerry West, who has worked many years for Ronnie Milsap, is the son of the late Dottie West
Singing
Singing "White Christmas" at the Opry on December 19, 2009, with the Carol Lee Singers
This photo was taken in 1960 at our house in Madison with guitarist Billy Strange and songwriter Joe Allison who wrote
This photo was taken in 1960 at our house in Madison with guitarist Billy Strange and songwriter Joe Allison who wrote "He'll Have To Go"
Another flashback photo....this one is with Peggy Nickels from Detroit and was taken in 1966 while taping Bill's TV show in North Carolina
Another flashback photo....this one is with Peggy Nickels from Detroit and was taken in 1966 while taping Bill's TV show in North Carolina
Visiting with Buck and Sharon White backstage at the Grand Ole Opry on October 23, 2009
Visiting with Buck and Sharon White backstage at the Grand Ole Opry on October 23, 2009
Jerry Overcast has taken and shared wonderful photographs from various shows and events....Thanks Jerry!
Jerry Overcast has taken and shared wonderful photographs from various shows and events....Thanks Jerry!
Enjoying great omelettes at Noshville on November 18, 2009, with Greek friends including Nikos Garavelas
Enjoying great omelettes at Noshville on November 18, 2009, with Greek friends including Nikos Garavelas
Nikos is a radio broadcaster in Greece and received a CMA Award for Best International Broadcaster
Nikos is a radio broadcaster in Greece and received a CMA Award for Best International Broadcaster
At Nashville's 2009 Veterans Day Parade with Peggy Jones and husband Retired General William D. Jones who was Co-Grand Marshal
At Nashville's 2009 Veterans Day Parade with Peggy Jones and husband Retired General William D. Jones who was Co-Grand Marshal
Mr. Robert Macon, grandson of Uncle Dave Macon, has served in three wars (World War II, Korea and Vietnam) and is another true
Mr. Robert Macon, grandson of Uncle Dave Macon, has served in three wars (World War II, Korea and Vietnam) and is another true "Hero"
Catching up with fellow Grand Ole Opry member Martina McBride backstage at the Ryman on November 14, 2009....I've known Martina as a friend for many years
Catching up with fellow Grand Ole Opry member Martina McBride backstage at the Ryman on November 14, 2009....I've known Martina as a friend for many years
Performing on the Grand Ole Opry on October 30, 2009
Performing on the Grand Ole Opry on October 30, 2009
With mascot Gnash at the Grand Ole Opry's
With mascot Gnash at the Grand Ole Opry's "Predators Night"
Gnash, Claudia Weber and Sheila Crisp (wives of hockey announcers Pete Weber and Terry Crisp)
Gnash, Claudia Weber and Sheila Crisp (wives of hockey announcers Pete Weber and Terry Crisp)
Having a great family-style dinner with Sheldon Olson and Ron Harman at Monell's Restaurant in Nashville's Germantown district
Having a great family-style dinner with Sheldon Olson and Ron Harman at Monell's Restaurant in Nashville's Germantown district
Emily West is definitely one of my favorite new artists and it's always wonderful to have her on the Opry
Emily West is definitely one of my favorite new artists and it's always wonderful to have her on the Opry
Backstage at the Opry with Aslak Gjennestad and his group from Norway on October 23, 2009
Backstage at the Opry with Aslak Gjennestad and his group from Norway on October 23, 2009
Friend and songwriter Jerry Foster who's holding a Midnite Jamboree poster that Ron Harman designed
Friend and songwriter Jerry Foster who's holding a Midnite Jamboree poster that Ron Harman designed
Hosting the Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree on October 17, 2009
Hosting the Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree on October 17, 2009
Special thanks to David McCormick and all the wonderful folks at the Ernest Tubb Record Shop
Special thanks to David McCormick and all the wonderful folks at the Ernest Tubb Record Shop
My guest on the Midnite Jamboree, Aslak Gjennestad from Norway, and my surprise guest, Bobby Bare
My guest on the Midnite Jamboree, Aslak Gjennestad from Norway, and my surprise guest, Bobby Bare
Singing
Singing "Daddy Sang Bass" with Aslak, reprising the "Mama Sang Tenor" vocal that I sang on Johnny Cash's recording 40 years ago
I was honored to have longtime and dear friend Georgette Jones attend the Midnite Jamboree that I hosted
I was honored to have longtime and dear friend Georgette Jones attend the Midnite Jamboree that I hosted
Suzy Bogguss backstage at the Opry on September 18, 2009
Suzy Bogguss backstage at the Opry on September 18, 2009
Singing
Singing "Heartaches By The Number" on September 25, 2009
Lorrie Morgan backstage at the Opry on October 10, 2009
Lorrie Morgan backstage at the Opry on October 10, 2009
Thanks to David Taylor for these photos taken September 5, 2009, in Nashville, IN, at the Little Nashville Opry...which we were sad to learn was destroyed by fire just two weeks later
Thanks to David Taylor for these photos taken September 5, 2009, in Nashville, IN, at the Little Nashville Opry...which we were sad to learn was destroyed by fire just two weeks later
I am always honored to share the stage with Jean Shepard with whom I've been friends for a long time
I am always honored to share the stage with Jean Shepard with whom I've been friends for a long time
It's always fun working with Helen, Jeannie, and Jean....and you never know what might happen on stage
It's always fun working with Helen, Jeannie, and Jean....and you never know what might happen on stage
Anita Stapleton was my guest when I hosted the Midnite Jamboree, and I think she's a wonderful singer!
Anita Stapleton was my guest when I hosted the Midnite Jamboree, and I think she's a wonderful singer!
Singing
Singing "I Saw The Light" at the Wilson County Fair with Michele Capps, Anita Stapleton, and Melvin Sloan on August 26, 2009
Backstage at the Opry with Dr. Ralph Stanley on August 29, 2009
Backstage at the Opry with Dr. Ralph Stanley on August 29, 2009
Kitty Wells is the one and only
Kitty Wells is the one and only "Queen of Country Music" and I will treasure our visit on August 24, 2009
Kitty with 90 yellow daisies that Ron Harman and I presented to her in honor of her 90th birthday
Kitty with 90 yellow daisies that Ron Harman and I presented to her in honor of her 90th birthday
During a very enjoyable visit with Kitty and Johnny Wright who have been married for 71 years!
During a very enjoyable visit with Kitty and Johnny Wright who have been married for 71 years!
Texas native Sunny Sweeney before her performance on the Grand Ole Opry on August 8, 2009
Texas native Sunny Sweeney before her performance on the Grand Ole Opry on August 8, 2009
Brenda Lee at the opening reception for her exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Brenda Lee at the opening reception for her exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Enjoying a visti at Rudi's with musician and cartoonist Guy Gilchrist (
Enjoying a visti at Rudi's with musician and cartoonist Guy Gilchrist ("Nancy" comic strip) and songwriter Jerry Foster
Backstage at the American Music Theater in Lancaster, PA, in June 2009 for the Opry Legends Fest Show
Backstage at the American Music Theater in Lancaster, PA, in June 2009 for the Opry Legends Fest Show
Jean Shepard and DJ Tom Wardle who plays traditional country music at http://dicksaylor.com
Jean Shepard and DJ Tom Wardle who plays traditional country music at http://dicksaylor.com
Red Steagal, Clifton Jansky, Marilyn Sellers, Rachel Carroll, and Matthew Manke at the Bluebonnet Youth Ranch Fundraiser
Red Steagal, Clifton Jansky, Marilyn Sellers, Rachel Carroll, and Matthew Manke at the Bluebonnet Youth Ranch Fundraiser
Talking with Live Issue from Northern Ireland before singing
Talking with Live Issue from Northern Ireland before singing "Just A Closer Walk With Thee" with them on the Midnite Jamboree on August 2, 2009
Live Issue members Roy Dreaning, Sam Armstrong, Colin Elliott, Samuel Purdy, and Carl Sands, along with George Hamilton IV
Live Issue members Roy Dreaning, Sam Armstrong, Colin Elliott, Samuel Purdy, and Carl Sands, along with George Hamilton IV
Singing the closing song
Singing the closing song "Put Your Hand In The Hand" with George Hamilton IV and Roy Dreaning
Backstage at the Opry on Saturday, July 18, 2009, with Roy Clark who has been a special friend for many years
Backstage at the Opry on Saturday, July 18, 2009, with Roy Clark who has been a special friend for many years
Singing one of my favorite songs,
Singing one of my favorite songs, "Take Me As I Am", on Roy Clark's segment of the Grand Ole Opry
Justin David (a talented musician from Roy Clark's band) and his precious daughter Mylea Mae
Justin David (a talented musician from Roy Clark's band) and his precious daughter Mylea Mae
I was honored to perform in West Plains at the Ozarks Homecoming Memorial Concert for Mark Sallings (benefiting Music Cares)
I was honored to perform in West Plains at the Ozarks Homecoming Memorial Concert for Mark Sallings (benefiting Music Cares)
A great memory from the past...dedication of the Jan Howard Expressway in West Plains, Missouri, on August 23, 1972
A great memory from the past...dedication of the Jan Howard Expressway in West Plains, Missouri, on August 23, 1972
On June 12, 2009, I was humbled to be the first recipient of the Ozarks Heritage Award in my hometown of West Plains
On June 12, 2009, I was humbled to be the first recipient of the Ozarks Heritage Award in my hometown of West Plains
Keith Bilbrey...a fantastic host, announcer, and friend
Keith Bilbrey...a fantastic host, announcer, and friend
Singing a duet with Bill Anderson in Lancaster, PA, on June 27, 2009
Singing a duet with Bill Anderson in Lancaster, PA, on June 27, 2009
Emy Joe Bilbrey...a great photographer, supporter, and friend
Emy Joe Bilbrey...a great photographer, supporter, and friend
John Conlee, Stonewall Jackson, Jean Shepard, Bill Anderson, Keith Bilbrey, and Jack Greene on the Opry Legends Fest Show in Lancaster, PA
John Conlee, Stonewall Jackson, Jean Shepard, Bill Anderson, Keith Bilbrey, and Jack Greene on the Opry Legends Fest Show in Lancaster, PA
Friend Diane Berry at Rudi's on Music Valley Drive...where they play traditional country music and also serve the best cheeseburgers!
Friend Diane Berry at Rudi's on Music Valley Drive...where they play traditional country music and also serve the best cheeseburgers!
Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry with friends Roger Campbell (Charlie Daniels' guitar tech) and Opry member Jack Greene
Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry with friends Roger Campbell (Charlie Daniels' guitar tech) and Opry member Jack Greene
With Jeannie Seely and Ron Harman on a New York City trip in April 2009 to attend the opening of Dolly Parton's new musical
With Jeannie Seely and Ron Harman on a New York City trip in April 2009 to attend the opening of Dolly Parton's new musical "9 to 5"
Dolly, who I first met in 1967 at RCA Studio B, is an amazing and very talented entertainer...and her Broadway musical was fabulous
Dolly, who I first met in 1967 at RCA Studio B, is an amazing and very talented entertainer...and her Broadway musical was fabulous
Standing with Jeannie and Carolyn McClain at the Statue of Liberty, which we went up into and from where we enjoyed a great view
Standing with Jeannie and Carolyn McClain at the Statue of Liberty, which we went up into and from where we enjoyed a great view
Having a wonderful dinner at Tavern On The Green in New York City's Central Park with Jeannie and Carolyn (and Ron who's taking the photo)
Having a wonderful dinner at Tavern On The Green in New York City's Central Park with Jeannie and Carolyn (and Ron who's taking the photo)
We didn't get to meet the real Matt Lauer, but we did take the NBC Studio Tour and visited Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick's Cathedral
We didn't get to meet the real Matt Lauer, but we did take the NBC Studio Tour and visited Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick's Cathedral

"Honestly, I'm not hiding anything" as I'm searched at LaGuardia, just one of the many places I went through this same routine
Hall of Fame Members Jo Walker-Meador and Brenda Lee
Hall of Fame Members Jo Walker-Meador and Brenda Lee
Trace Adkins and Jack Greene at Joe Diffie's birthday party
Trace Adkins and Jack Greene at Joe Diffie's birthday party
Backstage at the Opry with Jewel on May 16, 2009
Backstage at the Opry with Jewel on May 16, 2009
Great-grandson Cole riding the tractor with his grandfather and my son Corky who he calls 'Big Dada'
Great-grandson Cole riding the tractor with his grandfather and my son Corky who he calls 'Big Dada'
Cole's first birthday party in August 2008 with his parents Anita and Travis along with other family members
Cole's first birthday party in August 2008 with his parents Anita and Travis along with other family members
My great-grandson Cole Simpson in his camouflage with grandparents Pam and Corky
My great-grandson Cole Simpson in his camouflage with grandparents Pam and Corky
Singing with Diane Berry, Leon Rhodes, and Aslak Gjennestad at Rudi's on February 21, 2009
Singing with Diane Berry, Leon Rhodes, and Aslak Gjennestad at Rudi's on February 21, 2009
A 'Vintage Birthday Bash' for Opry member Joe Diffie at Sperry's on December 29, 2008
A 'Vintage Birthday Bash' for Opry member Joe Diffie at Sperry's on December 29, 2008
Having fun with Marie and Anniken Gjennestad from Norway in the Soundshop Recording Studio
Having fun with Marie and Anniken Gjennestad from Norway in the Soundshop Recording Studio
Bowling with friends at the Donelson Lanes on February 4, 2009
Bowling with friends at the Donelson Lanes on February 4, 2009
Striking a bowling pose with Aslak and Helen Cornelius
Striking a bowling pose with Aslak and Helen Cornelius
40 years after the original, recording my 'Mama Sang Tenor' line on a new version of 'Daddy Sang Bass'
40 years after the original, recording my 'Mama Sang Tenor' line on a new version of 'Daddy Sang Bass'
Backstage at the Opry with Aslak Gjennestad from Norway and Sharon and Cheryl White
Backstage at the Opry with Aslak Gjennestad from Norway and Sharon and Cheryl White
Vince Gill at 'The Stars Go Blue' Benefit held at the Country Music Hall of Fame on March 24, 2009
Vince Gill at 'The Stars Go Blue' Benefit held at the Country Music Hall of Fame on March 24, 2009
Friends who presented me with 38 yellow roses in honor of my 38th anniversary as an Opry member
Friends who presented me with 38 yellow roses in honor of my 38th anniversary as an Opry member

With Jack Greene at the VA
Hospital on February 13, 2008

Friends Leona Williams, with whom I
co-hosted the Midnite Jamboree on
October 25, 2008, and David McCormick
from the Ernest Tubb Record Shop

Admiring a fan's beautiful quilt
that displays my album covers

Holding my great-grandson
Coleton Clark Simpson

Coleton, born August 11, 2007,
is the son of my granddaughter
Anita and her husband Travis

The proud grandfather, my son
Corky, holding Coleton

Did you pick me out in this photo?
(I’m the second from the left)

Here’s a school photo
of me that a friend sent

A flashback to the
Bill Anderson show in 1967

Cooking with Lorianne Cook on her
GAC “Celebrity Kitchen” show
(the day after my condo fire)

Celebrating Jack Greene’s
40th anniversary as an Opry member
with Margo Smith, Jeannie Seely,
Dianne Sherrill, and John Conlee

Backstage at the Midnite Jamboree
on December 8, 2007, with special
friends Jack Greene and Jeannie Seely

Backstage at the Opry in 2006 with friend and golfing buddy Moe Bandy

With Jean Shepard, Charlie Daniels, and Jimmy C. Newman during an Opry performance at the Ryman in January 2007

With Charlie and Hazel Daniels backstage at the Ryman after Charlie's first Opry performance there in 30 years

What a pleasure to meet Lily Tomlin
at the home of her brother Richard
on November 11, 2006

Margie McGahey, Ray Price and
Pat Chestnut on August 3, 2006,
at the Country Music Hall of Fame

Tom T. Hall is The Storyteller
and a legendary songwriter
and artist I am proud to know

Patsy Cline's grandsons Andrew and Christopher, Charlie Dick, Bill Anderson, and Patsy's daughter Julie Fudge

Mitsi, Anita, Norah Lee Allen,
and Carol Lee Cooper at a
special luncheon in March 2006

Jeannie Seely, Billy Walker, and Jean Shepard helping me celebrate my 35th Opry anniversary

Helen Cornelius, Margo Smith, and Norah Lee Allen

Jeannie Bare has been one
of my dearest friends for years

Singer Helen Cornelius and Margie McGahey from WSM Radio

Bill Anderson at my surprise Opry anniversary party on March 24, 2006

My daughter-in-law Pam and granddaughters Mitsi and Anita

My son Corky, to whom I dedicated Sunshine and Shadow

Barry Gibb and Barbara Orbison outside of RCA Studio B on May 1, 2006

 A fun gathering at the Mandrell home on March 22, 2006

Truly a legendary entertainer, Hall of Fame Member Little Jimmy Dickens

Enjoying time with friends Billy Walker, Jeannie Seely, and Betty Walker

Receiving the 2005 Ernest Tubb Humanitarian Award from David McCormick at the R.O.P.E. Awards Show on October 20, 2005

At the WSM Tower in Brentwood, TN, with Keith Bilbrey, George Lindsey, Sheriff Ricky Headley, Eddy Arnold, and Bill Cody

My granddaughter Mitsi Howard in February 2005 on a mission trip in Honduras with the Crievewood Baptist Church

Receiving the VFW Gold Medal of Merit award in March 2005 at their annual conference in Washington, DC

I felt very humbled when the honor was presented by John Furgess, the Commander-In-Chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars

Singer-songwriter Jerry Chestnut and his wife Pat

We all love Yakety Sax and the legendary sax man Boots Randolph

Actor Mickey Jones looks tough but he's a big teddy bear

Another Harley ride with David Smith and an updated photo with him

My golfing pal Roy Clark and his lovely wife Barbara

See if the girl holding the berries looks familar to you

My granddaughter Anita and her husband Travis on their wedding day
April 5, 2003

Radio personality, Opry announcer, and good friend Hairl Hensley

A photo taken during a television taping back in 1977

Here I am performing with June, Helen
and Anita Carter - a great memory

A flashback to me singing in 1961

A great photo of Bobby and Jeannie Bare

\With Mudcat Grant, a legendary major league baseball player and a fantastic singer as well

Here's a long-time close and dear friend (and Bobby's better half), Jeannie Bare

Fellow Opry member, Willie Nelson, is a true American original...and one of my favorite singers


These eleven friends came to see me in July 2003 while I was performing at Dollywood

Here I am with my girlfriends in the dressing room for the Country State of Mind show at Dollywood

Sometimes it's nice just to kick back at home on the living room sofa


At a 2003 golf tournament with the man who hosted it, my friend, Roy Clark



Anyone who knows me knows that golf is one of my favorite pastimes

I was a big fan of Gordie Tapp over the many years he appeared on the Hee Haw show


My granddaughters Anita and Mitsi, daughter-in-law Pam, and son Corky on the night that Mitsi graduated with her Master's Degree



My brother Bob (Johnson), granddaughter Mitsi, and sister-in-law Margie

With dear friends BG EJ and Susan Sinclair the day of his official promotion to General at Fort Campbell, KY. (EJ is one of my golfing buddies)

Singing at the 2002 Golden Voice Awards Show with Connie Smith, Jeanne Pruett, Jeannie Seely, and Jean Shepard

With one of my best friends from way back, Bobby Bare

With Jimmy Dean and his lovely wife Donna Meade Dean

With fellow "Baptist Ladies" Jeannie Seely and Janet Carroll during filming of "Changing Hearts"

Singing "Making Believe" on an Opry performance at the Ryman in December 2001 with Rita Coolidge and Jeannie Seely

At a golf tournament in 2002 with Billy Walker, Vince Gill, and Kix Brooks…either they’re mighty tall or I’m short

With Bill Anderson and Bud Wendell the night I was made a member of the Grand Ole Opry

With Bill Anderson at his Halloween party in 2002…I was a “Cowboy’s Sweetheart”…yeah, right

With the late Faron Young who possessed one of the greatest voices I’ve ever heard

Backstage at the Opry with the late Johnny Russell


With Craig Morgan, a great artist and a great American

With Gene Johnson from Diamond Rio…I really like that group…all great guys

On a real cattle drive in Montana in 1989

With Jeannie Seely, “twins for a day” at a 2002 show in Wabash, IN

On the Hermitage Golf Course in Hermitage, TN with several participants in a charity tournament

Singing on the Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree with Opry sisters Jeannie Seely and Jean Shepard

With three of my favorite golfing buddies, Billy Walker, Jimmy C. Newman, and Farrell Swindell. Farrell taught me how to keep the ball in the middle of the fairway…great golfer

With a favorite golfing buddy, Jimmy C. Newman

Performing on the Opry with Jean Shepard

Resting my feet after a show in Conyers, GA

At Louise Mandrell's Celebrity Shoot with Reba McEntire, Linda Davis, Louise, Barbara and Irlene Mandrell, and the instructor

Just relaxing...

Yes, that's me on the right playing waitress at Jeannie Seely’s breakfast show…blondes DO have more fun

My favorite pastime, GOLF…Nancy Lopez is in the background

Reeling in a “big one” on Sanibel Island in 2002

With the Opry crew after singing the National Anthem at a Chicago Cubs baseball game

Being a “ham” and having fun on a cruise ship…Jamaica is in the background

With the "King of Country Music", the late Roy Acuff

An early publicity photo

With a legend who didn’t know she was, Mother Maybelle Carter

With Bill Anderson and Johnny Cash during a taping of John's show in 1970

One of my favorite photos taken with girlfriend Jeannie Seely…were we having fun?...you betcha!

With Charlie Daniels and Marilyn Sellars

With fellow Opry member Billy Walker enjoying a day off in Arizona

Receiving a hug from Mickey Gilley

With players from the Nashville Sounds after throwing out the first pitch at their game

My fabulous granddaughters, Mitsi and Anita

With my granddaughters, Mitsi and Anita, on a trip to New York

With Sheb Wooley or “Ben Colder”

With a friend I dearly miss, the “First Lady of Country Music”, Tammy Wynette

With one of the greatest entertainers, Roy Clark, in 2001

At an autograph signing with Bill Anderson

Backstage at the Opry with Buck Owens

With Hall of Fame Member Hank Thompson

With the "Father of Bluegrass Music", the late Bill Monroe

With fellow Opry member and great artist, Steve Wariner

Taking a Harley Davidson ride after a golf tournament in 2001 with David Smith who plays keyboard and synthesizer for Roy Clark

Feeling rather short next to Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel

Two fun and crazy guys, Jim and Jon, the Hager twins

With Red Steagall, the “Cowboy Poet”

Backstage at the Opry with Jett Williams and Jeannie Seely

With a true country music legend, Willie Nelson

With the late Sarah Cannon, known to everyone as Cousin Minnie Pearl…a great lady

With the one and only Ray Charles during a television taping…what an honor

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