5. reckoning with the creative path

Let’s talk about fairy tales. Happily ever afters. Fulfilled destinies. Good winning over evil. Let’s talk about dreams. Let’s talk about choosing a dream over something more secure and easily definable. And then, let’s talk about struggle. Let’s talk about hard work. Let’s talk about uncertainty and failure and falling off the horse because your…

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from bristol… : a reflection on the ken burns “country music” documentary pt. I

please note: I had really great intentions about writing this post the day after Country Music ended. But then I got engaged and was surrounded for people by four days and went back to work and couldn’t get my head on straight before hosting a weekend retreat that has left me entirely exhausted and ready…

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let’s go high, women

I want to take a brief sojourn from my tales of travel to alert y’all of some very important news today: The new album from The Highwomen is now available! The evolution of this band has been an exciting addition to my year; news first broke in the spring, a single, the expertly-crafted “Redesigning Women,”…

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An Open Letter to Dustin Lynch, On the Day of His Opry Induction

Dear Dustin: Today is a big day for you; you’re being inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. And I, like many of your fans, am so proud of you and happy to hear this accomplishment play out over the radio tonight. But also, I, like many of your critics, am a little sad about it.…

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