1. “I Found A Dream,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys2. “Jazz Me Blues,” Hayes Griffin3. “The Bottle Let Me Down,” Merle Haggard(for DANNY G. WEST, WAYNE MCCOMBS, and the GLASS LIFTERS)4. “Nyquil Blues,” Alvin Crow and the Pleasant Valley Boys5. “Hope You’re Satisfied,” Hank… Read More »26 SEPTEMBER 2020

Master of All Trades

I’ve long been a fan of Sam Harris, the wildly talented Sand Springs kid who parlayed his award-winning appearances on TV’s STAR SEARCH into a lasting career as a Broadway player, recording artist, renowned stage performer, and in-demand talk-show guest.  Now, following the successful publication… Read More »Master of All Trades


1. “I Can’t Be Satisfied,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 2. “Tulsa Time,” James Robert Webb (for JIM DOWNING) 3. “Two Six-Packs Away,” Dave Dudley (for BILLY DEE ALLEN, WAYNE MCCOMBS, and the GLASS LIFTERS) 4. “Riverside Drive,” Spade Cooley and His Western Swing… Read More »19 SEPTEMBER 2020


1. “Wang Wang Blues,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys2, “Cruel Love,” Hayes Griffin3. “Honky Tonkin’ Again,” Buddy Cagle(for WAYNE MCCOMBS, DALE CLARK, and the GLASS LIFTERS)4. “I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love with Me,” Herb Ellis(for CAROLE & JACK BENDER)5. “Draggin’ the Bow,”… Read More »12 SEPTEMBER 2020


1. “Get with It,” Bob WIlls and His Texas Playboys2. “Milk Cow Blues,” Cliff Bruner’s Texas Wanderers(for MARK YOUNGBLOOD)3. “Loser’s Cocktail,” Dick Curless(for WAYNE MCCOMBS, ANDY & SHANNON STROPE, and the GLASS LIFTERS)4. “That’s My Weakness Now,” Hank Penny & Jaye P. Morgan5. “Let Me… Read More »5 SEPTEMBER 2020

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2020 WriterCon

If it’s the Labor Day weekend, then it must be time once again for WriterCon. Masterminded by my good old friend, frequent publisher, and NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Bill Bernhart, it brings scores of writers, agents, and editors together every year at Oklahoma City’s… Read More »2020 WriterCon

29 AUGUST 2020

1. “I Ain’t Got Nobody,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys2. “T.U.L.S.A., Straight Ahead,” Stonehorse w/Billy Parker and Becky Hobbs(for RAY BINGHAM)3. “Honky Tonk Girl,” Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys(for JIM HALSEY and the GLASS LIFTERS)4. “In the Mood,” Caravan Swing Band(for CAROLE… Read More »29 AUGUST 2020

22 AUGUST 2020

1. “Alexander’s Ragtime Band,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys(for A. SCOTT ARIZONA)2. “Milk Cow Blues,” Johnnie Lee Wills and His Boys3. “Honky Tonkitis,” Carl Butler(for WAYNE MCCOMBS, ERNIE SMART JR., AND THE GLASS LIFTERS)4. “I’ll Never Be Free,” Michael H. Price and His Western… Read More »22 AUGUST 2020

15 AUGUST 2020

1. “Running Bear,” Bob Wills w/Johnny Preston(for KENNY STANDEFORD)2. “Take Me Back to Tulsa,” Round Up Boys(for JACK AND CAROLE BENDER)3. “Bottle Bottle,” Jim Ed Brown(for WAYNE MCCOMBS, WES AND JEANNIE BENGE, and the GLASS LIFTERS)4. “I Can’t Tame Wild Women,” Bill Boyd’s Cowboy Ramblers5.… Read More »15 AUGUST 2020

8 AUGUST 2020

1. “Too Busy,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys(for FRANK CHAMPLIN)2. “Rollin’ Nowhere,” Michael Martin Murphey3. “Here I Am Drunk Again,” Clyde Beavers(for WAYNE MCCOMBS, WES AND JEANNIE BENGE, and the GLASS LIFTERS)4. “Faded Love,” Asleep at the Wheel w/Shawn Colvin and Lyle Lovett5. “Yesterday,”… Read More »8 AUGUST 2020