Songwriter Susan Gibson (“Wide Open Spaces”), was in a car accident last Saturday February 13th.
Susan broke her arm in three places, including her wrist. She had surgery on February 18th. She is looking at a four to six-month expected recovery time. Unfortunately, like most musicians she doesn’t have any insurance.
If you would like more information on how to help SUSAN out with her medical expenses, visit http://www.susangibson.com/donate.html.
I was shocked to learn that Jerry Reed had died (2008)? Just recently, I had been wondering why we haven’t been seeing any music news on Jerry?
Although he seemed to have gotten caught-up in the movie thing much like Elvis…I was hoping he would find the time to get back in the recording studio. What a unique guitar player, songwriter and performer. “When You’re Hot You’re Hot” (Grammy) “Amos Moses” etc. Seems great guitarist start young and Jerry not being the exception began playing at 8 years old when his mother bought him a $2.00 kid guitar. The CMA voted him “The Instrumentalist of the Year” in 1970. In 1992 he and Chet Atkins got together in the studio on “Sneaking Around” winning another Grammy. In the 90’s he was doing over 90 shows a year. In 1999 he had quadruple by-pass surgery. A life of cigarette smoking took its toll on another great talent.
The “Baby Boomers” returning home to retire in San Angelo & Abilene are making it almost impossible for the WTMHOF to find a permanent building for the museum. With their retirement along with selling their homes in California they return home with big bucks in which they then get involved with local activities. Some of these activities include purchasing/renting buildings in prime areas in order for them or their wives to have something to do. This not only creates a shortage on choice historical buildings but also runs up the price.
Sad to say the only thing Americans seem to relate to is…money.