Forty years later, Charlie Monk (The Mayor of Music Row) found “Fools Love Affair” sung by Randy Travis, and got it released as a single!
A trade report on Blake recording our song for his Friends and Heroes tour.
How nice a surprise is this? I open my mail and find it, after Blake covered our "Every Which Way But Loose."
One of several caps from Broadcast Music, Inc. I've been gifted with over the years. It was Ernest Tubb who suggested I affiliate with BMI when he cut one of my songs with Loretta Lynn when I was just getting started.
A gift belt buckle following the release of this Clint Eastwood film. Ronnie Milsap sang our title song.
It's more than a little fun to work with local live theatre on a musical with wall to wall songs.
You know your song is special when the industry takes full page ads in Billboard.
Not only did Eddie take our title song to a rapid #1 on the country charts, but it also climbed the pop charts.
With Eddie Rabbitt to my left and Charlie Rich to my right. Eddie sang the title song to "Every Which Way But Loose," and Charlie sang "I'll Wake You Up When I Get Home." Both went #1 on the Billboard country charts.
Glen Campbell sang our title song to Clint's "Any Which Way You Can."
With the star of a short film I directed durning my summer study at NYU film school.
Jimmy's recent release, "Buried Treasure," includes some of his early songs as well as a video of the story. For fans of Jimmy Buffett, it's an easy recommend.
A young Jimmy Buffett holds a 45rpm copy of one of my songs, but it wouldn't be long before he'd be having monster hits of his own. Oh, that's his niece, Heather, in the shot with us.
A belt buckle given to cast and crew after the release of our feature film, "Mi Amigo," which turned out to be a study in "...if things can go wrong." Saddest part may be that the wonderful soundtrack, with performances by such legends as Ed Bruce and Fr
On set with Merv Griffin, who recorded a song Steve Dorff and I wrote for him. He's probably best known for his still running TV game show, "Jeapordy."
Checking focus on a shoot at NYU summer film school.
Working out with my Grand Ole Opry limited edition Martin D-28 guitar.
No idea who shot this one, but I'm at the office, and that's a Martin D-18 guitar I've had since almost the beginning. It has a story all it's own.
I've closed my real estate operations, but this was a shot taken in front. Truth? A lot of time was spent on music as well as real estate.
Steve and I flew with producer Jim Edd Norman to Toronto to hear Ann Murray record our "I Don't Think I'm Ready For You," to play over the end credits of the Burt Reynolds film "Stick."
Steve Dorff and I with Clint Eastwood at the Dallas premiere of his record breaking film "Every Which Way But Loose."
On location with Freddy Fender, who recorded "Both Sides Of The Border" for our "Mi Amigo."
Stained hat and all, I'm with producer Snuff Garrett, childhood hero Roy Rogers, and co-writer, Steve Dorff celebrating the release of "Hoppy, Gene and Me," which introduced Roy to a new generation of fans.
These tees date to when Steve moved to L.A. and signed with legendary producer, Snuff Garrett. I think daughter Margaret still wears mine.
Here's one wall from my bay house office, that includes sheet music, photos, memorebelia, and one sheets from fun years spent in this crazy music and film industry.
What's nicer than a photo from childhood hero, silver screen cowboy, Roy Rogers?