27/02/08 The Rutledge in Nashville
“Man oh man.. Finally we get to play… I f you haven’t already heard we are doin’ a showcase for the label (Columbia Nashville) and I for one am so excited about getting back on stage with the boys. It is supposed to be a private “family affair” and I said fine, I’m bringin’ my family… KANIACS.. I have oppened the show to the public cause I couldn’t fire the gun without my boys and girls there. I do realize it is short notice but the great thing about Nashville that week is that every country artist will be in town due to CRS so somewhere in town your favorites will be playin’ from stages to hole in the walls. So I am inviting you to the city that has been my home for the last two years.
CRS starts tues. so Kane is kickin’ it off monday night.. There will be a lot of whiskey and love in the air, if this is for you get your ass to Nashville. Unfortunately, Steve has a prior engagement so he will not be there. But my man Southard and Jimmie Lee Sloas will be, along with some heavy Nashville hitters and you might see some faces in the crowd that you know.. We are almost road bound and would love to kick the new year off with the people that have supported us all these years.. This will be the first time we play some of the new stuff and I promise a couple of familiar ones for the front row.. Hopefully see you Mon. and welcome to my house………”
“The morning met me a little late today. As I woke I traveled to the window expecting to see a haze or a fog or something that would represent the aftermath of what happened the night before, but the streets were filled with people, not as many as I imagine usually walk the city, but they were there, nonetheless. I did however notice the pace was slower, and the cafe across the street moved a fraction less than the preceding day of laughter and carefreelessness that I had come up with in my head, looking down from this same window to the street. The town had picked up the pieces so I guess I will start the day, as best as any foreigner could do after arriving on a beautiful day prior to a night that would stop the city cold.
I’m not in a third world country. I’m not in the middle of a civil or world war for that matter, either. You see I’m in Chicago… And the Cubs just got knocked outta the playoffs….. After I make my way through a cup of coffee and brush the loss off my shoulders I remember the more important things in Life like THE SOONERS won and USC lost, which I have nothing against but may help us in the polls and does make last weeks loss to Colorado taste a bit better considering my freakin manager is from Colorado, but who has not once rubbed it in, due to the fact that he is professional, and has a heart….. or he is worried about me bustin’ the house up wall by wall until it filters onto the neighbors house,who had nothing to do with anything… and who needs a lawsuit…
Yep I love this city, always have. I’m here doin’ a New Series for my favorite network, TNT, who have done great things for me and my career. It’s called “LEVERAGE” directed and executive produced by Dean Devlin (Independence Day, Godzilla) and executive produced by John Rodgers (Tranformers) so what a great team to be working with…. Can’t get too much into it right now until they tell me what I can release about the show, but I will say the character I’m playing could kick the Shit outta Lindsey McDonald, well pre “season 5″ I guess.. I think you guys will really enjoy the show.
Talked to Boreanaz before I left L.A. and he’s doin well, and very happy.. With the help of all of you supporting him and his show. Keep it up.. Sorry to everyone in Australia, really wanted to see you blokes and get to meet you, I WILL be there soon I promise… Don’t give up on me, and I’m bringin’ my Guitar… But I have to work or I won’t have anything to talk about witcha’.. Thanx to everybody down under for bein’ so understanding…
Gonna put a new song up on MySpace that a lot of people have heard over in England but I wanted to share it with the rest of the world, See what ya’ll think as well…. It’s a little theme song that plays in my head from time to time. Let us know what you think…..
Gotta go, the wind is blowing in the Windy City and I got to do my part to help rebuild the city one beer at a time… Wish me luck and “Buckle up Tight”………”