We are friends with many, many singers and songwriters and even some country music legends in Nashville. On Facebook, that is.
Okay, so we do know some personally and have met others for brief moments, but the majority of the ones we write about in our Nashville Places and Faces Examiner column, we have not yet met. But we are friends, nevertheless.
One of the Grand Ole Opry legends we have actually met, is singer Jack Greene of Nashville.
We ‘met’ at the local grocery store in Goodlettsville, Tennessee several years ago when we were both standing in line to return a product to the store. I don’t remember what my item was, but his was some type of bread that was not what it should have been.
I was astonished when I saw him in line with me, and I said to him: ‘You’re Jack Greene’!
He smiled and then said to me ‘Why, yes, I am! And who are you?”
I said ‘Oh, no one you’ve ever heard of! It’s just that I recognized you from the Grand Ole Opry!’
We continued chatting, he had just been on a tour to Maryland, I think he said, and we talked about the weather and such, until we both were waited on by Customer Service at the store.
I was so impressed by Mr. Greene’s attitude that I have never forgotten the incident and I always pay special attention when he sings one of my favorite songs on the Opry.
So today when I received a press release from one of my Facebook friends, Mr. Tom Roach, about a song collaboration between Nathan Osmond and Jack Greene, it brought back that memory of the day I met Jack Greene and how utterly nice he was to a total stranger.
I must say, I am looking forward to the release of this duet between a ‘newcomer’ and an ‘old timer’ as I think this is a great pairing and sure to be a hit with country music fans!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
“First Ever CMA Award-Winner Teams Up With Country Newcomer on New Duet”
Claremont, NC – January 3nd, 2012 – Opry legend and first ever CMA Award-winner, Jack Greene teams up with Country newcomer, Nathan Osmond (Donny & Marie’s nephew) on a new Pretty World Records duet release called, “There’s A Whole Lot About A Woman.” The song was originally recorded by Jack Greene back in 1971 and went straight to #1 on the Country charts. The label plans to repeat history.
Greene’s last two duet releases, featuring both Country legend, George Jones and CMA award-winner, Lorrie Morgan, have both hit #1 on the Independent Country Charts in 2011. Osmond is honored to have been added to the list of Country celebrities to record duets with Mr Greene. Osmond replied: “It is so important to honor our legends; without them there would be no country music.” He continued saying, “I love how Brad Paisley honors Little Jimmy Dickens by including him at his side…I’m honored to have Jack Greene by mine!”
Osmond’s last two singles, “Sweet” and “The Tailgate Song” both hit #1 on the Independent Country charts for up to four weeks in a row in 2011. Jack Greene, who has received several nicknames such as “The Jolly Greene Giant” and “Phantom of the Opry” said, “Having received the title of “The Gentleman of Country Music” over 43 years ago, I am excited at the thought of Nathan Osmond carrying that title into the next generation.”
Greene is one of two surviving original Texas Troubadours (Ernest Tubb’s original drummer) and is the only drummer in Country music to ever make it as a solo artist. “There’s A Whole Lot About A Woman” has been added as an exclusive bonus track on Osmond’s new CD release scheduled to be out in February 2012.
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