Country Songwriter Drifting Towards Homelessness Gets Hand Up
There was a time in country music when the best songs would rise to the top, no matter whose pen they sprang from. The system on Music Row was determined to sift through the reams of attempts at quality country songs, find the ones worth an audience both critically and commercially, and pair them with the right performers to result in country music Gold.
From full-time performers, to journeymen tunesmiths, to housewives with some musical training and a few smart ideas, the country music songwriting community sustained a wide population of contributors who as long as they could land a few cuts every year, encouraged them to continue the pursuit towards penning that #1 hit that could pay off a mortgage.
Beginning in the 00’s though, all of that began to change, and by the early 2010’s, the population of country music songwriters had contracted by as much as 90% by some estimates, as the royalties that helped sustain these writers also began to dry up both from the abandonment of country music’s older catalogs, and the digitization of music that has seen songwriter royalties dwindle. Now, most of country music songwriting is accomplished by the same tight knit group of familiar names, while the idea of an outsider scoring a hit or even an album cut is beyond uncommon.
Hugh Prestwood originally from El Paso, TX was one of those career songwriters, plying his craft every day, hoping to land that next cut that could make it onto country radio. Instead of moving to Nashville to pursue his songwriting dream, he pointed his nose towards New York where he knew a friend on Broadway who thought they could help him get started in the business. In 1978, Judy Collins heard Hugh Prestwood’s song “Hard Time For Lovers” and fell in love with it. She liked it so much, she made it the title track of her 1979 album, and recorded a second song from Prestwood for the album called “Dorothy.”
This was the spark that Prestwood needed to launch a songwriting career, and soon he was deep in business, even though being based in New York meant he was at a competitive disadvantage to his Nashville-based peers. Prestwood hit his peak around 1990 when a host of popular artists found success with his songs. Shenandoah had a hit with his song “Ghost in This House,” which Alison Krauss also recorded later on. Highway 101 had a hit with “Bing Bang Boom.” And Randy Travis recorded Hugh Prestwood’s “Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart,” which gave Prestwood that coveted #1 song every songwriter yearns for. In fact, the song stayed at #1 for four weeks—an unprecedented run in country that hadn’t been accomplished in 12 years at that time.
Tanya Tucker, Don Williams, The Judds, Michael Johnson, Jerry Douglas, and more recorded Hugh Prestwood songs over the years, while he also spent some 20 years teaching songwriting classes and workshops at the New School in Manhattan. Hugh Prestwood’s body of work was considered worthy enough for him to be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2006 with Jimmy Buffett—Buffett being another artist who recorded Hugh Prestwood songs. In 2020, English recording artist Rumer released and album paying tribute to the songwriter called Nashville Tears – The Songs of Hugh Prestwood.
But Hugh Prestwood had fallen on tough times recently. Settling on Long Island outside of the city, Prestwood was able to sustain for a while with his wife, even as the songwriting opportunities and royalties dried up. But as time has gone on and the working class neighborhood where he lived began to gentrify, things began to become unsustainable.
“Based on the old business model I had assumed those royalties would continue and provide a reasonable retirement income, but it was not to be,” Prestwood explains—a problem plaguing so many of country music’s former professional songwriters.
“So we slowly began sinking into credit card debt and by 2012 we were forced to sell our home we’d bought in 1984, and began renting another home we have been in ever since. I was also eventually forced to sell my song copyrights. The proceeds on the home and copyright sales kept us afloat for several years but were gone by 2018, and since then we have been—as the saying goes—living on a shoestring.”
Things got worse recently when the landlord for Prestwood’s home decided the house would make more sense as a short-term vacation rental, and gave them a move out date of March 31st. Prestwood had a plan to move back to his native Texas where rent is much cheaper, he still has family, and he and his wife could afford to live on their fixed retirement income.
But then to add injury to insult, Prestwood explains, “Last April I was filling a backyard bird feeder when the ladder I was on collapsed, and in the fall I crushed a vertebra in my spine, which then had to be removed and—long story short—I now have two titanium rods in my back and am pretty much disabled (even walking a few feet is very painful). This has made it virtually impossible for me to do all the box-lifting and packing required to move.”
Faced with the ultimatum to have to move out by the end of March, but with the costs associated with moving across the country and his mobility issues, Hugh Prestwood’s back was against the wall.
This is where the story turns positive. It turns out that despite being mostly forgotten by the country music industry like so many of country music’s songwriters have been, Hugh Prestwood hasn’t been forgotten by his fans, and some of the artists who recorded his songs, or his fellow songwriters.
Starting a Go Fund Me drive titled “Elderly and Drifting Toward Homelessness” to hopefully raise the $25,000 it will take to move him and his wife from New York to Texas, as word spread about Hugh’s plight, donations began pouring in. People connected with Hugh’s story all across the music community, and soon the $25,000 goal of his Go Fund Me drive seemed like a humble estimate.
At the time of this post, the drive to move Hugh Prestwood from New York back home to Texas has now surpassed $70,000, and counting.
Going through the names of those who’ve donated, you see many names from the country music industry, including current hit songwriter Josh Osborne who donated $500, Luke Laird who donated $2,000, producer and songwriter Buddy Cannon who donated $1,000, songwriter Josh Kear donated $2,000, singer John Conlee donated $500, producer Garth Fundis donated $500, and so on an so forth across the music community, with so many fans donating $25, $50, or what they can to the cause.
The general public may not longer buy physical albums and only be willing to pony up $9.99 for a Spotify subscription each month, and mainstream country music may no longer pay attention to once venerated songwriters. But when it comes to taking care of their own, in this case, country music came to the rescue. Hugh Prestwood is coming home. And there’s nothing more country music than that.
January 16, 2022 @ 10:17 am
Thanks for this article. I’m very familiar with Hugh Prestwoods work and didn’t know how tough things have gotten for him or other songwriters. Going to go donate despite going past the goal if I can. Least I can do. “The Song Remembers When” always was one of my favorites and Rumers “Nashville Tears” was a great album to pay Tribute to Hugh.
January 16, 2022 @ 10:40 am
That’s sad but also cool at the same time that he is getting the help he needs. I like drives like that and though I don’t have a lot to give I will give some when I see them. Though there are lots of people in need at different times.
January 19, 2022 @ 6:27 pm
It is sad. The way this country is going. But now this country has a very SAD mentallity of, I’ve got mine, now you get yours. What happened to helping EACH OTHER people!! And, unfortunately, IT IS ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE, UNTIL THE END. Oh and trust me the end is coming. You know how I know, because every step that people take away from God, guarantees man’s destruction. 😢😫
January 17, 2022 @ 11:58 am
I’m 69 years old, born and raised in the Tennessee Appalachian mountains listening to mountain music, blue grass, and gospel music good old country music. George Jones song “who’s Gonna Fill their shoes” had to be a premonition. The answer we’re sadly losing TRUE country music and I’m afraid when the hand full of true country artists are gone that will be the death of true country music songs. When I go home to my Heavenly Father I look forward to see all my radio heroes just as the song says! When I go out and do shows I sing nothing but the old classic Country. R.I.P. country music. HOPEFULLY someone will come along and revive and rebirth TRUE country music.
January 16, 2022 @ 11:27 am
I hope he comes out of this, I wish him all the luck in the world, being homeless is not a choice, some people just fall on hard times, and I hope he can get better. Good luck to him.
Ray d crank, sr
January 17, 2022 @ 2:42 am
No true’er words ever said,,, from personal experience I went through 8/10 years of that due to corruption , I’ve been a musician all my life,, started out 18 yrs old with hylo brown , Larry Sparks did some shows with Dr Ralph,,tom t and so forth , I got sick so I came home bought a moldy home that made me even sicker , lost everything ,,heart trouble,, ripped off by the state,,,the courts,,,the lawyers,, a car dealership,now at 70 yrs old I don’t even have a ride to doctors appointments,,,no there is no justice for me for sure,,
January 17, 2022 @ 11:38 am
Ray, that’s what go fund me is for. Ask and you shall receive.
January 17, 2022 @ 2:34 pm
I’m ready to do that now. I’m disabled, on SSI and my roommate died in October. I took over driving his cab part-time and am keeping rent and bills current until… brakes went out, paid cash to replace then grinding started n come to find out the taxi also needed axles, bearings, motor & transmission mounts & sway bar. He never made enough to fix it because he drove for someone else. Four months before he died he bought it n it wasn’t enough time to catch up. I inherited it and started dumping money into it but it still needs: tie rods ends, struts n shocks, water pump, thermostat and transmission is going out, a valve cover gasket with 398,859 miles on it. So Friday after I dumped $1,000 all rest showed up n I’m scared to drive it. It’s ready for the graveyard. I have another newer van in pretty good shape but still a Caravan so that means trouble. I can lease a cab for $1700 a month or fix van n pay only $660 a month. I would love to just trade it in on a 2014-17 Toyota Sienna or just buy outright a 2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid. Gas is killing me too. I’m gonna start a Fundrise to go from Welfare to Self Employed without and govt handouts!
Alice Sue Stuart
January 17, 2022 @ 11:44 am
Why are you going to be Homeless?Homelessness is no fun because I been homeless for 6 years. Rent and everything is getting higher. Groceries are getting so high. The cost of living is higher than ever been in my life.
Heavenly Father God 🙏 of Almighty God look over him and keep him safe from all Harm, in the name of Jesus Christ hear my prayers. Let’s say AMEN AMEN AMEN AMEN 😇😇😇😇
January 16, 2022 @ 11:49 am
I refuse to stream and I still buy CDs., Streaming does not properly reward artists and never has done but there are big profits being made. Being homeless is from experience horrible as many have found out in these difficult times. His plight highlights the problem with streaming for artists. I hope things improve for him. He was a talented songwriter.
January 16, 2022 @ 12:09 pm
Man, what a sad story to start off 2022 with. Is there justice in this world anymore? The singers who had hit songs of his that are still alive should pony up big time.
I believe the song of Don Williams, “Darlin’ that’s what your love does” was the one Hugh wrote. Gotta go beyond Wikipedia to find this info.
January 16, 2022 @ 12:52 pm
My eyeballs are getting sweaty after reading this. Generosity is one of Country Music’s greatest traits.
I would love to know more about this comment though.
“Based on the old business model I had assumed those royalties would continue and provide a reasonable retirement income, but it was not to be,”
January 16, 2022 @ 2:11 pm
The old business model, where people actually bought music. Parasites and thieves destroyed the industry, which is a shell of its former self. I know good people; label folks, songwriters and artists who lost jobs, publishing deals and record deals as the industry shrank from the outright theft of creative content.
January 16, 2022 @ 1:03 pm
Sit down and read the lyrics to some of this guy’s creations…poetic masterpieces. One of my favs, “The Song Remembers When”. We’ve all had the experience it describes, but it takes someone with immense talent to put those feelings into the words of a song in such a unique way. So glad he’s getting the help he needs!
January 16, 2022 @ 2:12 pm
It’s amazing to see the names of other well-known artists, songwriters, producers and industry folk — many who are themselves likely struggling — on the list of donors.
January 16, 2022 @ 5:26 pm
If you remember Robby turner had one a few years back. He’s a frequent poster on here too. I can’t exactly remember why either maybe he was sick. Chris Stapleton donated $5,000. There was another one recently for someone in Nashville where chris young donated a few grand as well. Glad they stepped up.
January 16, 2022 @ 2:43 pm
I guess we have access now to a trillion songs, none of which is worth sh*t.
January 16, 2022 @ 4:57 pm
January 17, 2022 @ 6:22 am
So is this why I keep hitting brick walls when trying to promote my song lyrics? I write original poems and song lyrics. Not saying anything would have went anywhere anyway, but this sure takes the wind out of your sales. Didn’t know it was that bad.
January 17, 2022 @ 7:37 pm
Lyrics without melody are simply words on paper. Words + Melody = song (not necessarily a good song, but a song). Find yourself someone who can play an instrument and write solid melodies, or just stick to writing poetry for yourself.
January 16, 2022 @ 3:07 pm
Heart warming article, I enjoyed reading and got teary eyed, that’s country to a T.
January 16, 2022 @ 3:49 pm
Pray for the homeless. God forbid it should be you or someone you love. I know first hand, ive slept on bare ground, behind dumpsters, in abandoned vehicles, and my own vehicle. The police harass you also. And If it werent for angels sent my way from God i wouldnt even want to think. Still in a fix but temporailly out of the cold on a friends couch. God is do good. Bless you all.
January 16, 2022 @ 10:30 pm
Richard, if you have a gofundme, please post the link. I would like to help.
January 19, 2022 @ 10:07 am
Dont know how to link but my go fund me is Reclaim my life and dignity.
January 19, 2022 @ 10:12 am
Reclaim my live and my dignity is the correct one sorry
January 19, 2022 @ 2:05 pm
Okay Richard, I got you started with $500. God bless, and good luck.
Folks, I know everyone is having a tough time, but if we can help one or two or three of our own in here, it’s a start. I know we all don’t always get along or agree on almost anything, but these are tough times for many.
I don’t know Richard. Never saw him post before this. If anyone is interested, here’s the link to his GoFundMe:
January 17, 2022 @ 9:28 am
I know the feeling Richard.. I grew up in a good home with family around me and then all the sudden I hit hard times on and off so many times I cant count since I was 18. I moved to nashville in 2016 not knowing where i was going to live and then 4 days later I had all my belongings and identification stolen. I never thought in a million years that I would end up standing on the side of the road panhandling to try and get food and make sure that I have a roof over my head at night at the cheapest hotel near me in the area.. I am not an alcoholic or drug addict. I have helped other people that were homeless so many times whenever I could by giving food or sharing a hotel room with a friend of mine that was a guitar tech for some celebrities for a large part of his life and bought him food and just trying to lift his spirits. I would do anything for someone to make a go fund me for me where I could earn enough for a vehicle and some stable housing.. I have had my belongings stolen so many times I cant see straight.. I began working at around the age of 8 years old and I don’t wanna be on the streets stuck in the system. thank you for listening i just want the best out of life its been really tough especially when you put up the fight to succeed and keep getting kicked back. my FB is man t bass my name is Trent Pennington.
January 16, 2022 @ 4:58 pm
I just saw this on Instagram and was so happy to see how much was raised. I grew up listening to these songs as a kid in the 90’s and they had a big impact on me. There are very few country songs today that are as well written as his songs were. I watched an old Bluebird Cafe performance of his on YouTube a few months ago… love to see songwriters performing songs they wrote and the stories behind them.
January 16, 2022 @ 5:19 pm
Hugh Prestwood is actually one of my all time favorite songwriters, and has written so many of my favorite 80’s and 90’s country songs. It’s incredibly sad to read that such a talented man had fallen on such hard times, but I’m definitely happy to see that he’s getting the help he needs. His poetic style of writing and often beautiful, captivating melodies is a fine example of the kind of talent that is missing in today’s mainstream country.
“Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart,” “Ghost In This House,” and “The Song Remembers When,” as already mentioned, are just a few of the brilliant songs he wrote, and are some of my top favorite country songs of all time. I’ve also been listening to “Asking Us To Dance” a lot lately, which is one of my favorite songs Kathy Mattea ever recorded.
Other favorite Hugh Prestwood songs I love:
– “Latter Day Cowboy,” “Heart Full Of Rain,” “April Fool,” and “On The Verge” – all sung by Collin Raye
– “Darlin’ That’s What Your Love Does” – Don Williams
– “Smoke In Her Eyes” and “Is That You” – both on Ty England’s self-titled debut
– “The Sound Of Goodbye” – Crystal Gayle
– “Half The Moon” – sung by both Tanya Tucker and Stephanie Bentley
– “Can’t Stand To Be Unhappy” – Baillie & The Boys
And quite a few more I’m sure I’m forgetting.
January 16, 2022 @ 6:36 pm
“All The World Is Asking Us to Dance” – Kathy Mattea recorded.
Another great in the moment song.
Laura Bell Marie Williams Englehart
January 17, 2022 @ 3:17 pm
I have been spilling my tears all morning feeling so low and yearning. If I can stop feeling sorry for myself and start filling up the cup of my country music brothers. I know that God is true and that my best brother is Jesus Christ. We will sustain. I pray daily and not just for daily bread… For all of us in God’s name AMEN!
January 16, 2022 @ 5:29 pm
They do an obvious pre recorded snippet sometimes on prime country. There’s one with Randy Travis talking about Hugh. He said he would sell him a full album of demo songs. He wrote every one of them and played every instrument on it. Then he would sing. It’s really unthinkable to be able to do that. There’s a lot more depth to him than what we even see on the surface.
January 16, 2022 @ 5:41 pm
Great comeback song right there!
Elderly and drifting toward homelessness!
January 16, 2022 @ 5:53 pm
Hard to believe that Hugh Prestwood doesn’t pull in enough in royalties every year to at least keep a roof over his head.
January 16, 2022 @ 6:50 pm
Look, its great that people donate, but this means the system is broken.
I don’t know what the answer is. Maybe boycott streaming until there are more royalties?
I buy Mp3 albums, and i figure since its more than $10 a month, it must be better than spotify.
Having said that, a lot of independent artists don’t release as an mp3 album and I cant buy cds because the postage is ridiculous to Australia.
My solution is to buy them off one of the dodgy music sites (mp3Caprice) with the reasoning that if artists can see there is a market to catch, they might fill it.
Maybe the industry needs a massive tax on the successful to provide a retirement to anyone who gave their life to music?
No idea, good to know people are generous, but this isn’t going to fix the problem
January 20, 2022 @ 1:47 am
I still buy music. Most always CD’s. I sure do hope someone comes along and saves Country. After Waylon, Billy joe, etc. It took Ricky, Randy to bring it back for a while. But it is so far gone now it will take a miracle. Or maybe some music from Hugh again or new Outlaws doing it their way – not Nashvilles
January 16, 2022 @ 7:33 pm
I would help him if he needs a roof over his head. My family took everything down to my house , car, money. I just come back from Tennessee,I’ve been homeless for a couple of years, I have 3, 4 legged kids which my family hurt then they called animal control and they took them for 11/2 weeks then animal control hurt one bad. I stayed in homeless shelters and I don’t feel sorry for most of them because they’re is more drugs in those places than on the street and they don’t want to better themselves they want things handed to them. Now I’ve had a home since August and had 2 jobs and I did if on my own. I would probably help someone as long as they wanted to help themselves and wasn’t on drugs. They hated me in those places and dosed me with something to knock me out, hurt my dogs and me.
January 17, 2022 @ 4:03 pm
Don’t be afraid to get a paying job. Most places are hiring. I know I work at minding my own business. They are hiring. You want me to get you an app?
January 16, 2022 @ 8:08 pm
Spent 18 years working as a radio promotions executive for 3 major recording labels on music row. After that started my own promotions and marketing company being contracted both my labels and independent artists. One of my services was leasing catalogs and administering the downloads for companies. One particular song one month on Spotify a few years ago we had marketed had over 150 thousand plays on Spotify. The royalty that month was less than 40 dollars. Each song on most streaming sites pays 6 tenths of a penny. No one is making it any longer for the hard work they put into their music
January 17, 2022 @ 12:35 am
Did you also market the music through Bandcamp or similar? And how did the profits from there compare?
I like Bandcamp as a consumer, and will support artists there. BUT they have to support me by making their music available.
For instance, I could get Billy Strings and Emily Scott Robinson there and now theyre 9.99 richer (less bandcamps fees)
But as much as I want to support Charles Wesley Godwin, I cant find a way that doesnt cost $20 or more in postage.
I’m just interested in why some artists push streaming so hard when it apparently pays little, but mp3 purchase seems to be ignored.
January 24, 2022 @ 7:18 am
You can buy and download both of
Charles Wesley Godwin albums from Qobuz. As far as I can see also in Australia, but I could be wrong. Qobuz offers digital lossless CD quality or better, but certainly no mp3. As a sidenote, according to my experience, Bandcamp also offers flac (CD quality or better) for the same price, so there is no need to download the lossy mp3 version from there either.
January 16, 2022 @ 8:26 pm
Yup, buy CDs, preferably from the artist or their website directly. And always tip the band.
January 17, 2022 @ 4:15 am
It’s a bad decision to live in New York, especially NYC. The taxes are stupid high because the place is run by democrats. It’s just a fact that democratic ran cities have far higher taxes; I’m not intending to be political. Republicans suck too. He probably gave away enough money to the government to do pretty well in life if he had lived in rural Texas, Tennessee, or Florida. It’s good to see people help other people.
January 20, 2022 @ 9:13 am
Plenty of Americans would have more money if the government didn’t steal it. Unfortunately, Americans have been brainwashed into believing that high taxes are good.
January 17, 2022 @ 4:30 am
This is a travesty that someone who so obviously dedicated their life, blood and tears to an industry, is just cast aside….wth country music? I was looking at streaming the other day…now I will NEVER utilize their services. I am appalled they let someone so talented fall through the cracks like this.
January 17, 2022 @ 8:30 am
Writers and musicians are hurting because of streaming. It’s nearly impossible for musicians to earn a living playing music in Nashville anymore. It wasn’t that way in recent history. Rents are sky high now and even without Covid there are few paying gigs. I’d like to see you do another story about the exploitation of musicians by the bar owners on lower Broadway in Nashville. Did you know bars don’t pay the bands ? They work for tips. Some shifts are 5-6 hours and NO BREAKS if you have to pee, the other musicians must play without you while you go to the bathroom. They also charge the musicians for water! These bars can net $40-50,000 per night! The way our society treats the people creating the music of our lives is tragic. Tragically the Senator’s and Congressmen/women are unwilling to stand up for us and make Apple and Spotify pay more. Hugh Prestwood is one of the best song writers in the world. If he’s having trouble staying solvent imagine the kids who are just starting out. We are destroying the music industry and the lives of talented people who have a gift they just want to share with the world but are forced to do something else for their livelihood.
January 17, 2022 @ 9:09 am
that’s awesome to see people step up and help I wish that I could get some help just to have housing or a vehicle. I keep trying to get a half way decent paying job without having transportation. I hit hard times and people have stolen from me everytime I would earn something. I’m not asking for pitty but I would love someone to start a page for me it’s been so much to deal with its been extremely overwhelming. if anyone would like to help or hear my story I would greatly appreciate the help if it’s available thank you.
January 17, 2022 @ 9:11 am
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January 17, 2022 @ 9:19 am
I pray that these words are written to become his come back song. So many people in our Country have been robbed of pensions, royalties etc. They all face this reality, yet because this generation was taught to keep thier heads down and work hard to take care of yourself and your family, they are the last on line to ask for help.
Thank you for all you have given.
January 17, 2022 @ 1:54 pm
God Bless This special man & his wife & family. You shall be in my prayers Remember dear sweet soul .. we are just traveling g through here. This ain’t our home. Love in Christ. Keep writing. :). Sks ❤️🙏
January 18, 2022 @ 7:03 am
this is why I still buy music. it may only be digital downloads from iTunes, but I gladly spend 25-50 dollars a month on purchasing music instead of just streaming it.
January 18, 2022 @ 3:18 pm
Thank you for a very sad but necessary article. I’m familiar with the havoc streaming has wreaked upon the music industry, and have been noticing some artists have figured out ways to still make a living; some have even become famous because of it. But the key is to change with the changes. My thoughts are for the victims in the industry: Keep on keepin’ on!
January 18, 2022 @ 4:45 pm
Saving Country Music is really helping Country! Whiskey Riff just mentioned again the name of the page because this article helped to reached the goal too.
January 19, 2022 @ 3:02 am
I can’t believe that he is in this financial position and that of all the performers his songs made wealthy there has only been seventy thousand dollars donated to his account. They should be ashamed of themselves.
January 21, 2022 @ 10:41 am
Most of these people who used his songs for their fame could more than give him money to move. They could get together and buy him a home. But no lets make a go fund me and beg strangers who have financial issues of theif own for money. On top if that gi fund me takes a percentage so he won’t get all of it anyway. Typical scenario, use someone to get wealthy and hope others will help so you don’t have to dig into your wallets. Total BS.
January 26, 2022 @ 5:44 pm
Just seen the top donor and it was Dallas Davidson. He sent 10k! It’s up to 106k total currently.
January 27, 2022 @ 8:35 am
Good morning Trigger. I happened upon your fb page a few months ago when I was researching to find a country radio station that didn’t repeatedly play lyrics that glamorized and promoted a cult-like worship of alcohol being the glorified solution to life’s challenges. (I’m still hunting.) Your various articles have been interesting and informative. (Many of the comments are interestingly informative also.) I had no idea about the information shared in this particular article and what you have shared is sad on many levels. The comments were equally informative & heartfelt. Obviously you touched many people in many ways. Thank you. Today is Jan. 27/22 and I’ve traced back to this article because I just saw a post about this same matter (posted Jan. 25/22 on another’s fb page & I actually recognized the topic thanks to having read your post). I tagged ‘Saving Country Music’ (in that person’s comment section’ in hopes that you would be able to see what he (Paul Brevard) had written — which I first saw when reposted on the fb page of Johnny Belew). I think it is added information that seemingly spotlights how ‘big business’ can once again benefit from, and then ignore, those who are initiators, etc. (similar to monetarily ignoring songwriters). Considering that you are a person who seems to care about authentic country music, and also about authenticity of facts, etc. I thought I would attempt to bring this to your attention in case you were unaware. Maybe in your expertise, you will find this bit of information valid as well as valuable in the goal of valuing initiators, creators, innovators. Let me know what you think. Thx
January 27, 2022 @ 9:28 am
Thanks for reaching out. I’m reading everything you’re saying, but not quite following. Facebook is an unsearchable format, and tagging Saving Country Music on something is unlikely to result in any meaningful notification that I could find. People are tagging me on Facebook all the time. If you want to alert me to something, the best thing to do is use a link, or maybe a screenshot. You can also reach out via the Contact page (link below), or the Saving Country Music message forum on Facebook (less preferred), and I will look into it.
January 27, 2022 @ 12:50 pm
Oh, Ok, that’s helpful to me for sure. Thx. (As you can tell, I’m not digitally ‘savvy’.) The way you handled my comment is in keeping with the impressive way you have given/shared your skills, talents and time to help/guide others. That is exemplary in my opinion. I will use the ‘contact’ (which I should have looked for in the first place) and try and explain directly. Cheers to you from Minden, Ontario, Canada