I did learn that it was the greatest thing in the world to respect yourself. Respect other people.
And I tell my audience, you know, give the real stars a round of applause. Because without them I'm nobody. So I learned so much from people like that.
We could play them through the week, and then the weekend we could play the black joints. I learned to be very versatile and learned to love it. So it stays with me even up to now.
If I don't love you, baby, grits ain't groceries.
I'm from the Mississippi delta originally.
And one of my favorites was Eddy Arnold of course. He just had that smooth, soulful voice.
I was born in a little place called Inverness, MS.
I was never into the Bluegrass, Bill Monroe and stuff like that.
My mom moved up between Leland and Greenville when I was just a little tot.
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