Friday, March 16, 2007

Why don't you haul off and love me one more time?

Locals will recognize this as the Jean Shepard song from the Springer Mountain Farms chicken commercials. For those who aren't familiar with her, Jean Shepard is a real treasure in the Country Music community. I'm totally serious. She's a 50-year Opry veteran and regular who has lived the music. In 1963, while she was pregnant with their second son, her husband Hawkshaw Hawkins was killed in the plane crash that killed Patsy Cline and several others. Jean remarried & raised her sons while continuing her music career. These days she's making commercials for chicken, but she's still performing on the Opry & other places as well. So many of our country music legends have gone on. Take a few minutes to learn about this amazing lady & enjoy her while she's still with us.

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