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JUN 2019

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Call today or visit us online for a complete planning guide. Thank Your for choosing us as the best Funeral Home in Cobb County! A: You know, the thing about it is, it's like the music business is dierent a lot of ways, but in some ways it's just like any other business – you've got to take it seriously. It's not a movable feast or a rolling party. You've got to take care of yourself. You've got to get to sleep. You've got to limit your consumption of alcohol. If you're hungover, you're hungover. You can't drive nails that way. You can play guitar, but it's not going to be as good. Q: Is that a piece of advice you'd give to some of the artists who are starting o and gaining popularity? A: Well, sure. I would give it to them, if they would listen to me. We've all had to learn it the hard way, it's always been that way. I learned mine the hard way. Q: It doesn't seem like you're planning to retire anytime soon. A: I can't stand the thought of retiring, really. I have nothing against people who retire. But I'm still creating, I'm still writing songs, I'm still making records, still playing shows. I do still enjoy getting on stage and entertaining people. It'd be ridiculous if I retired. What would I do? I'd sit around the living room playing guitar; I might as well be getting paid for it. Q: True. Speaking of the younger artists, the music business and certainly country music are very dierent than when you started out in the 60s. A: Yeah, but, to be honest with you, I don't really listen to the radio. I don't say this in a derogatory way because, when I came along, people thought we were just outlandishly un- country, and we were. I never claimed to be country. But country music has lost its identity insofar as actually being able

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