Not Dead Yet
Huffington Post - about 2 years
At a recent gathering of Country legends and such in Nashville, I found myself sitting in a semicircle of old friends, like the Gatlin Brothers, Exile, Eddy Raven, the Bellamy Brothers, and that perennial favorite band, "Many Others."
Old stories and memories were in abundance, and laughter literally filled the backstage dressings rooms of the Wildhorse Saloon. We had gathered there for a Vanderbilt Children's Hospital benefit during CMA FEST. Most of us had toured together through the years, and we knew each other very well.
Toward the end of the evening, J.P. Pennington of Exile looked at me and said, "Man, look around, will ya. Why do you suppose we are all still singing?"
My answer. "Because we aren't dead!"
But in fact, right after I said that Mickey Gilley went on, and it took several guys to help him get to the stage. Mickey is now 79 years old and a bit frail. However, as soon as the band started to play, he NAILED The Girls All Get Prettier at...
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