Friday, May 18, 2018

Jack Blanchard's Column May 18, 2018

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A long time ago,
Misty and I went to a Christmas party at Charlie Pride's house.
Waylon Jennings was there in a leisure suit.
This was before we all got to be outlaws.

We were doing a Southern tour with Leroy van Dyke,
and one place didn't have enough electricity to run our show.
Leroy offered to let us plug in to his bus generator.
Merle Haggard used our PA system once when his wasn't working.
Friends share on the road.

Walt Disney World put on a Country Cavalcade.
The three acts were in three sections of the park
and we alternated show times
so the crowd would move from one stage to the next.

Roy Clark was at the front by the castle.
Hank Williams, Jr. was at the opposite end of the Park,
and Misty and I and our band set up in the center,
near the big merry-go-round.
Our section was called Vanity Fair.
It was a great day to be in show business.

We got some celebrities in our club in Orlando.
Roni Stoneman would come in and play her banjo with us.
One night she finished an amazing solo
and the audience stood and cheered.
She said, "I bet you thought I was just a pretty face."

Fabian was in the audience a lot, always with a good looking date.
He didn't sing, but we'd sit and talk with him.

The first time Ferlin Husky came in he sat at a corner table.
We loved Ferlin. He was such a classy guy.
Unfortunately, when we introduced him to the crowd
he stood up and almost knocked himself out on a TV platform.
We felt bad about it.

In the 1970s we did "The Three Couples Tour":
with Jack Greene & Jeannie Seely, George Jones & Tammy Wynette,
and Misty Morgan & me.
Good times.

Misty and I were on the road in our motor home.
It was about 2 AM and we pulled in and parked in a Walmart lot,
and turned out the lights.
A watchman pounded on our door
and yelled, "YOU CAN'T SLEEP HERE!".
We both shouted, "WE'RE NOT SLEEPING!"
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I was out walking yesterday.
The neighbors said, "Jack looks so lifelike!"

Jack Blanchard

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