was a homemaker. Daddy learned the trade of digging and cleaning wells by
hand, from his daddy, who learned it from his daddy. Growing up my older
brother and I also learned the trade, which involved a lot of back breaking
work for little pay. We were a family of seven, four boys and a girl, and we
were very poor.
Somewhere along the way in my early childhood daddy got a job in a
cabinet shop and learned how to install cabinets , ( quite an accomplishment
for someone who can't read or write, much less read a tape measure. ) He
soon started teaching his new skills to us boys. And this shared knowledge
has been our livelihood to this day.
Daddy soon became a subcontractor installing cabinets and although he
was a good installer he came up a little short in the area of operating a
business and financial management, we were still living a poor life style and
for much of my childhood we lived in a Goldkist chicken bus converted into a
camper. Traveling throughout the Southeast with barely enough gas to get
where we were going, headed for that next big installation job daddy had
lined up. Some folks started calling us gypsies.
Often there was time to kill while we were traveling and I started trying to
learn how to play an old guitar that I had saved for and bought. I soon
developed a passion for singing country music with dreams of being like
Conway Twitty, George Jones or Charley Pride.
When I got old enough, I became an independent subcontractor and
started learning as much as I could about the cabinet business, while also
studying to earn a G.E.D. In 1995 my wife Joann and I started our own
company, West Georgia Kitchen & Bath, Inc. It has been very successful and
with the management assistance from my brother Ken and installation by my
daddy and others I have afforded myself the time to pursue other interest.
After designing and building our home in Lowell I began building and
purchasing some investment properties, one of which my parents now reside
in. In 2000, I developed an interest in airplanes and in 2001 I earned a private
pilots license, and I have since become a member of the local EAA chapter (
experimental Aircraft association ) and have built my own plane and runway
which I have really enjoyed.
Meanwhile I have been pursuing my dreams of singing with every given
opportunity and I have just released my new CD which includes some songs I
have written and some songs written by local songwriters such as Don
McWhorter, Mark Lyle, David Steen and Frankie Lackey. After developing
friendships with these guys and realizing their talents I can only hope to
develop such song writing skills someday. I have also had the priveledge to
work with a great band `ANOTHER SHOT' which includes the talents of
Don McWorter as Bass player and manager, Mark Lyle as acoustic guitar
player, Jim Finley on drums, and Ken Rosenburg playing lead guitar.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Nights Like These
2. Go Brain Go
3. Every Time I Turn Around
4. I Remember Texas
5. Broken Home
7. You Can't Keep A Good Memory Down
8. More Time To Play
9. Ain't That The Way Lonely Goes
10. Here You Go
11. The Bottom
12. An Honest Man