After spending 19 of the past 27 weeks out on the road, it's time to make a trip to the homeland. I can't say I'm not lookin' forward to a couple months of "downtime" before we get geared up for the Summer Run of shows. Already on the books are John Rich, Sebastian Bach, Dwight Yoakam, Dierks Bentley, Sunny Sweeney, Steve Azar, Phil Vassar and Alan Jackson.
I'm totally lookin' forward to this week in Nashville. Not only will I get an opportunity to sit down with some good friends (my booking agent BS, my attorney WH and my co-writer KL), but I'll also get to meet with some folks who could take this to another level AND write at a clinic with some of the greatest writers of all time (Rivers Rutherford and Bob DiPiero).
This is just ONE of the many cool aspects of this job. It's ONE that off-sets so many of the negatives we hear about in the media. The friendships that exist "behind the scenes" and the creation of new music keep me going. The idea of bringin' something new to the table (whether it be songs, bookings, appearances, whatever) is always an exciting time especially when it comes to making a living at something you love.
Back on the road in April, but for now... it's "creativity" time and "family" time. See you soon, CM