There are some things in life worth doing even though you really don’t feel up to it, but you know that you’ll regret it later if you didn’t. This is my story.
The band and I had been on the road for a few days and were pretty weary. After two shows and several media appearances over the course of 36 hours, I was wiped out. We pulled into Sweetwater, TX and stop at the first motel we could find to try to get some rest for the night. Soon after I settled into my yellow sheets, I got the call that would change my plans and put my beauty sleep on hold. Country music legend Ray Price was playing just a couple of miles down from my motel. I was offered a free ticket to the show and a meal. I hung up the phone and spent a few minutes trying to talk myself out of going out. I told myself..
“Myself, you need to rest, you’re too tired and you must be responsible. Stay here and get some sleep.”
Myself replied with..”Take a shower and get dressed dummy. Show starts in an hour!”.
Well, to make a long story short, I went to the Ray Price concert and it was fantastic! I was captivated by his stage presence and his strong vocal performance. The guy is pushing 90 and sang like he was 20. He even signed autographs after the show for a couple of hours. I’m blessed to have had the opportunity to witness a true legend at work. My new motto is..”I can sleep when I’m dead.”