I DONT IF YOU CAN KEEP UP WITH MR HAGGARD OR NOT, BUT IF HES WILLING I GUESS YOU MUST BE SOME GOOD......YOU THINK HE IS THE BEST NAD I KNOW HE IS THE BEST.....................
By Jeremy Essig
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By Nathan Smith
That's one of the beautiful things about country music. People forget that a singer of such grace as Ray Price, some of his greatest vocal performances are on songs that you wrote and that Willie wrote. Maybe you have a tuxedo, but you're not known for that kind of polish.
Speaking of Ray, I can remember, he probably cut my first great song, "For the Good Times." He cut a whole album of my songs. That was about the time I was starting out on the road and performing myself. I'd been out there a year. I remember he flew all the way from Tennessee to some place I was working out near San Francisco, to talk me out of performing and get back to work writing songs! I was getting a lot of work and having success I'd never imagined before, so I didn't feel like giving up. But I appreciate him flying all the way out there to try to talk me into being just a songwriter.
Have you and Merle done any songwriting together?
We haven't written anything together. I've really enjoyed sitting on his bus listening to his songs. We haven't been together that much. I'm sure if I was 30 years younger, but I don't write songs as fast anymore. It's possible. I'm glad you said that. I'll think in that direction now.