Some Things You Might Be Interested In

Written by Don Reid on January 29th, 2010 Posted in General

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything for the website.  The Christmas holidays were full and I just didn’t find the time.  I’ve heard from a lot of good folks who wanted an update, and to be honest there are a few things happening you might be interested in.

A couple of weeks ago, Harold and Phil and I traveled to Nashville and hooked up with Jimmy for an afternoon and evening with Bill Gaither.  Bill’s an old friend and after hours of visiting and eating, we wound up in the studio for an interview with him that will be used in a new Homecoming video.  It will feature many of the closing gospel songs from our tv series, The Statler Brothers Show, from the 90s.  The songs in their entirety will be interspersed with our conversation and should see a 2010 Spring or Summer release.  Watch the Statler website for an availability date.  You can order from us or from Bill.

This week, we’re heading back to Nashville for the celebration of the release of a new album by the top Bluegrass group in the industry.  It’s titled DAILY AND VINCENT SING THE STATLER BROTHERS.  It’s a salute to us with twelve (12) Statler songs.  The event will be held at the Ford Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame.  We’ve heard the advance album and these guys are nothing short of teriffic.  It’s a Cracker Barrel produced product and can only be bought in one of their restaurants.  I think the release date is immediately.  Hope you like it as much as we do.

GRANDSTAFF is back on the road, dates with George Jones and others, with a new name.  It’s now WILSON/FAIRCHILD.  They’re also in the studio in the next few weeks working on a new recording project under the new name.  Visit their website and read all about it.

And the most asked question I’ve been getting for the last six months is: “When is the new novel coming out and what’s it called.”  I can now finally answer both parts of that inquiry.  ONE LANE BRIDGE will be released October 1, 2010.

That’s all the news fit to print at the time.  Life is good in ol’ Virginia!  Hope all of you have a wonderful year.  God bless and stay in touch.

DR  -Friday evening, 1/29/10