I gotta stop for a second and say that I saw and learned this in the most obvious way when I met with David Lee years back: "Lucky Man"- #1 for Montgomery Gentry, "Letter's from Home"-#1 for John Michael Montgomery, "Roll with it"-#1 for Easton Corbin and "Hello World"-great song recorded by Lady Antebellum, etc.... When I met with David I SO wanted to work with him because of who he was as a person AND as a writer (we'd hang out at the "Spoke" and just talk about "stuff" at the time) but I just did NOT hear anything special in his songs or in their potential. It just all sounded (to me) so generic. Well, Chris Oglesby (who did sign him) was a HELL of a lot smarter than me and I remember him telling me (way back then) that HE was the kind of writer he would want to build a company around. I saw years later the writer that Chris was hearing (with his great foresight). David from hard damn work made himself one of my favorite writers today and I have to admit, my dumbass didn't think that that was really possible (at least as a writer). I thought you either were or you weren't. Live and learn and I may STILL be a dumbass but I DO know that I'm not gonna make that same mistake again if possible and I'm gonna do whatever I can to support Chris, cuz he has that kinda drive & talent and is that good a person.
|Chris Cavanaugh trying to pick up chicks|
|Josh Thompson set|
Here's to my last night in Georgia. I'm pointing in the direction of the Carolina's! Don't be shy if you have some tips. I promise I won't "steal" them. Hell, I can't DO anything with 'em other than write about 'em. :)