GUESS YOU HAD TO BE THERE
by LYNN GRAY
In Lynn's Own Words
I can't remember a time when music was not a part of my life.
Growing up a farm girl, country music played a big part of my
life, coming from the home of the Mid-Day-Merry-Go-Round,
The Cas Walker Show and later in the evening on Saturday
night, listening to the Grand Ole Opry. It was my dream
to one day sing on stage, and I did, once or twice. I memorized
every song I heard and made my move to Nashville at the age of
18. Time would prove I would not make it to the stage but become
a big part of promotion and involvement with those who did...............the
rest is history.
I worked for Hank Snow, promoted artists and releases
for White Horse Records, managed, sold ads, and had my own air
time on three radio stations and then at long last had a few songs
recorded.....dreams come true in strange ways. I married a musician,
had three wonderful children and as they say, "went on with
my life," then it all came back full circle to booking talent,
writing more songs and writing the book about all the excitement
I had experienced in this business called music.
It has been said, "While Lynn ate, breathed and slept country
music, she some how skipped the fan status to these musical celebrities,
and instantly found herself deeply entrenched in the friend category.
" I can only say to this, that every step of my past was
a step closer to where I am now and I cherish each friendship
and memory made along the way. My life, I can truthfully say has
been a song, and those who have professionally shared this music
with me, my friends. I don't feel like I missed a thing by not
claiming the stage I sought, because my life has been a challenge
of all the facets of the business. I Guess You Had To Be There
to appreciate my journey. I know I have enjoyed living it.
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