Dennis Lee Pitmon
(or when someone has a court date)
I'm baaaccckkk.....just like that persistent gnat that won't go away, or the creepy guy that follows you down the boardwalk...Okay, maybe that only happens to me...seriously, it's great to be back on the air at FROGGY. This is the 5th decade in which I've done Country radio on the shore, and it's still as much fun now as it was in 1979. I love hearing from the "seasoned" listeners as much as the new listeners, so drop me a line, or "friend" me on FACEBOOK and do the world a favor....play a kid a Country song.
Randy Travis has recorded a tribute to George Jones. The song is called "Tonight, I'm Playing Possum" and features Joe Nichols. The song will be available on iTunes on June 11. Click on the photo of Randy & The Possum to hear it.
Shania Twain is using scent machines at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during her run in Vegas. Show producers have placed the machines throughout the theatre and at various points in the show, the crowd is hit with a variety of smells. Shania's signature fragrances loom over her audience at the beginning, and later smells like leather and campfires fill the theatre.
I don't know if Shania is trend-setting OR her audience stinks. One thing I DO know is she's not the first artist to have weird smells emanating through the crowd.
Sammy Kershaw has recorded a tribute to George Jones. It's called "The Route That I Took"....here it is:
The show that was supposed to be George Jones' final concert has now become one final tribute to "The Possum". George's widow, Nancy Jones has talked with the artists originally scheduled to be part of the concert, and all have told her the show should go on. Garth Brooks, Kid Rock, Travis Tritt, and many others have said they still want to do it. The show is set for Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on November 22. George Jones died on April 26th of hypoxic respiratory failure.
The Country Music Hall Of Fame will welcome 3 new members later this year.
Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare, and "Cowboy" Jack Clement will be enshrined at a ceremony at the Country Music Hall Of Fame Museum. Kenny scored 21 #1 songs during his career, he'll be 75 in August.
Bobby Bare scored his 1st hit 50 years ago with "Detroit City", and was a fixture on the Country charts through the mid 80's.
"Cowboy" Jack Clement was the producer on "Ring Of Fire", and wrote "Guess Things Happen That Way" for Johnny Cash.