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10.23.08
At Home with Randy - 700 Club Interview

Hey everybody, Craig Campbell here again. I spent another day in Ft. Payne, but this time it was with the 700 Club interviewing Randy at his farm "up on the mountain." First, his farm is one of the most beautiful, peaceful places I've been, and it was a perfect day. RO and interviewer Scott Ross sat in rocking chairs in the barn and chatted about pretty much everything in the "Born Country" book. The book is really interesting, especially being a life-long Alabama fan, but hearing RO actually tell the stories and elaborate even more than what's in the book was really a treat. As a side-note, Scott's wife, Nedra Talley, was recently inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Ronettes, who sang "Be My Baby" and "Baby, I Love You" under producer Phil Spector…Pretty cool.

Randy and Scott then walked around the farm with the camera rolling, and Randy talked about the cattle business, his land and growing up in such a wonderful area. In case you're not aware, Randy raises and sells breeding cattle – Polled Hereford's, which are brown and white with no horns and Angus, which are black.

Randy then sat on the porch of the farm's office and sang "Pray Me Back Home," from the One On One album.

After that, he ran up to the house to bring Hamlet, his three-year-old golden retriever, down to meet everyone. He's a beautiful, friendly dog who loves his master…and vice versa!

This may not be of interest to you, but I gathered up a bag full of apples right off the trees around his house and brought home for some good fresh fiber!

Today, we're running around Nashville doing a bunch of interviews for GAC. Be sure to tune in to "GAC Nights" with Suzanne Alexander on November 4. (But check your local listings first.)

More later!



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