Hey everybody, RO here...
I wanted to give you a little update on what’s going on with the new book and cd, which I’m pretty darn excited about... Last Thursday I did something for the first time in my life – an in store appearance to sign copies of the "One On One" cd and “Born Country” book. Obviously, I’ve signed countless albums over the years, but never my own book. The first appearance was at a Sam’s Club in Huntsville. I really didn’t know what to expect. Would there be a bunch of people there, since it’s my home state – and the closest appearance to my home town – or would people stay away for those very reasons? When I got there I was shocked to see people lined up around the inside of the store – many of them with multiple copies of the book and cd. There were a lot of familiar faces including my buddy Jerry Hayes, who’s done the news at WHNT there in Huntsville for as long as I can remember. We stayed in Sam’s Club signing and visiting with folks for about three hours – right ‘til closing time. I felt like that was a great way to kick off all this craziness. I’ve been inNashville all week doing radio and tv interviews, a signing at the Barnes & Noble at the Opry Mills, the BMI Awards and more radio and tv interviews. Kelly’s been with me all week, which is nice. She’s been helping Heath and Cara get settled in their new house, and she’s really enjoying that.
Thanks for hanging in there with me and for helping make this new album and book such a success. There’s a lot of blood, sweat & tears in both, and I hope you like them.