The other night I put up a little piece about Joey and Rory, and mentioned Joey Martin’s new CD. I got a very nice e-mail from Becca, who signed her letter “A Joey + Rory Fan.” She thanked me for mentioning Joey Martin’s CD (Strong Enough to Cry), but told me I should have mentioned Joey & Rory’s CD as well.

She’s right. I should have. I like these two a lot. I have since I saw them on CMT’s Can You Duet. And, she’s also right about the popularity of their new CD. It’s called “The Life of a Song,” and was released back in October. Becca pointed out that the CD debuted at No. 10 on Billboard’s Country Music charts.

In addition to that, their video for their single “Cheater, Cheater” recently made it to CMT’s Top 20.

Becca tells me these two have been traveling around the country making appearances and doing radio promotions. I hope to get more up about the duo very soon. Like I’ve said (more than once), I really like them. Thanks for the e-mail Becca.

Alan I just read that back in 2006, Alan Jackson was involved in a ground breaking for a condo project in Panama City Beach, Fla. That was a Ronnie Gilley Properties project, and apparently the current economic conditions have caused the project to come to a screeching halt.

Alan even had his photo on billboards, and was apparently the official endorser of the project.

Now, that proposed condo development was only a 14.5 acre undertaking. I wonder what will happen with the 450-acre Country Crossing in Dothan, Ala. They just broke ground one in October, and it is also one of Ronnie Gilley Properties projects. That place look absolutely awesome. I hope they go through with building it, because I want to be one of the first ones to head down there and check it out! If you haven’t gone to Country Crossing’s web site yet, please check it out, and take the virtual tour.

aaron iraq Anyone who has ever seen Aaron Tippin in concert knows that he puts on a fantastic show. He’s one of my favorite country artists – you know the kind… he knows how to play to his audience, and he always takes time to meet the fans after the show. He isn’t one to rush you through the photo/autograph line. He always asks “How are you?” – and asks in such a way that you believe he really wants to know.

Aaron spent Thanksgiving day doing what he does best – entertaining. And that day he was entertaining the troops at Camp Liberty in Iraq. And as you would expect, he took the time to sign autographs for our military. (Photo at left: Aaron with Sgt. Michael Hood).

I know, I know – I usually don’t put anything on this web site that isn’t strictly country music. But I just had to. I was searching through YouTube for Darius Rucker’s performance in the Macy Day Thanksgiving parade, cause I missed it .. And here’s what I found instead. It’s Darius doing a Burger King commercial. (I have no idea how old the commercial is. It’s title was Hootie’s Burger King Commercial)– But I think it’s worth sharing.

That’s all for now. Take care, enjoy your weekend, and write soon. I look forward to finding mail from all of you.
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The other night I put up a little piece about Joey and Rory, and mentioned Joey Martin’s new CD. I got a very nice e-mail from Becca, who signed her letter “A Joey + Rory Fan.” She thanked me for mentioning Joey Martin’s CD (Strong Enough to...