April 10, 2000
Trip to England
April 10, 2000
Our second trip to London for this year started off with a night of
entertainment. We landed in London at 5:30pm and after we checked into
the hotel, we headed for the theatre. We saw a play we hadn't heard of
called, "Whistle Down the Wind". It was a wonderful surprise because
was very good with great actors, singers, scenery and orchestration.
Because it was only 5 o'clock in the afternoon at home, we were
when we got out of the play! So we went back to the hotel and had a
late dinner. The food here in London is wonderful. So many different
kinds of food, anything you wish for is here.
The next day we had a full schedule with the taping of the TV special
"Stars Sing The Beatles". The other acts on the show were Englebert
Humperdink, Sid Owen, Rebecca Weatley, Trisha Penrose, Anna Ford and
band A1. Jayne McDonald hosted the show. It will be aired on the BBC
1, Saturday April the 29th. I performed one of my favorite Beatles
songs, "If I Fell". I chose this song because when I was growing up my
older brother, younger sister and I were a trio called the Singing
McEntires. The harmonies in "If I Fell" reminded me of the songs we
We didn't get finished with the taping until 11 PM so after the show we
headed to one of our favorite restaurants in London, Mr. Chow's. It
amazing how many people were in the restaurant at that time of the
night. The food was wonderful, as usual!
Today, we are back at the BBC studios taping the TV show "Dale's All
Iain Snodgrass from Universal Music UK has just walked in my dressing
room here at the BBC studios and has presented me with the HMV British
Country Music Award for International Female Vocalist for 2000. I'd
like to thank everyone for this award. I'm very honored to receive it
We rehearsed my song for the show, "What Do You Say?" and then went to
eat lunch. We came back and waited in the dressing room until they
called me for my interview portion of the show.