"HERE'S A ROAD WARRIOR STORY"
Just E-mailed Bob and told him about your newsletter and the name goof. I'm sure that he'll contact you. Re "crawfishing on you" about the Ernest Tubb Christmas tour please remember that it's almost 21 years to this day that we returned to Nashville and I played Blue Christmas on the Opry with him. Up until I stopped drinkng exactly six months ago, a lot of the grey matter upstairs has dissapeared and needs refreshing. This prompted me to call Lynn Owsley who I just spoke to. He told me that he knows you well and that he had just got off the road with Kid Rock and are leaving out again as soon as he gets some rest and are heading for Miami. He'll call me when they get in Tuesday night and hopefully we will see each other again for the first time in about 5 yrs. The last time they were in Miami, the bus was parked right across the street from me in Hollywood and I was out of town, probably in Tampa. I gave him your Email address and when he gets back from this next tour, he says it will take a few days .......but he's got a list of all the dates we played on that tour so the story will make a lot more sense. He left me with one funny story as I told him you had Emailed me about the poker game and the record shop. Now, may he rest in peace, there are many stories about Hank Snow including ..... Chubby Wise knocking off his rather ill fitting wig with his fiddle bow, him falling off a stage almost ten feet high while backing up and saying "Thank You friends and neighbors", climbing back onstage and brushing himself off and turning to Sleepy McDanniel and saying "God Dammit, Sleepy, why don't you watch where I'm going?" Having Johnny Johnson put up a sign with a chain around his seat saying "Reserved for Hank Snow" and writing Johnny a letter (he was fond of writing letters) to the band members,and rarely spraking to them,in fact he would Never let them set foot inside his house even when the bus was parked outside leaving for a tour. Any way Johnny's letter stated he wanted the chain put around his chair along with the sign because he didn't want the band members sitting in his seat and farting in it. He also asked me what Ernest would say if him and Hank Snow were to meet at the Opry today. The answer was "You son of a bitch, I'm glad you outlived me".