Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Atta way to go

4 inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame

By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Entertainment Writer

Ferlin Husky usually gets a lot calls in the spring from friends telling him this has to be the year he'll be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

"Every year I've heard that — for the last 15 or 20 years," Husky said with a laugh.

This time it's true.

The Country Music Association on Tuesday announced that Husky and three other genre-expanding country music stars will be new inductees to the Hall of Fame.

Husky joins fellow crossover pioneer Jimmy Dean, producer Billy Sherrill and top-selling singer Don Williams. The men will be inducted into the Hall in Nashville, Tenn., later this year.

Great choices this year, particularly Husky and Dean—both of whom reached out to pop music audiences with Gone, Wings of a Dove, Big Bad John and P.T. 109.

Of course, hearing about “the Gentle Giant” has just made my day.

Likely as not, there's been better weather
I feel real sure there's been better times.
Right here tonight, with you all around me
I'm so glad right now is mine.

So honey, tonight, make it alright.
Turn on your smile for me for a while
Take me away from where I have been.
I know you love me,
But love me over again.

You have the way of filling my emotions
Till there's not a word left in my mind.
Times get so hard, so confusing
You make now a so-much better time.

So honey, tonight, make it alright.
Turn on your smile for me for a while
Take me away from where I have been.
I know you love me,
But love me over again.

So honey, tonight, make it alright.
Turn on your smile for me for a while
Take me away from where I have been.
I know you love me,
But love me over again.

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3 comments:

Bill Crider said...

It's about time for Ferlin!

Laura said...

Absolutely love Don Williams and have since I discovered him back in my college days. Wonderful news.

Best wishes,
Laura

Tom said...

Good news!!