Hello from London!
The weather this week has been pretty gray. The temperature
has been around 45 degrees for the high with light rain.
We flew from Glasgow, Scotland to London on Saturday the
9th of January, where the band and I performed on the
National Lottery Show. That is a 25-minute TV show that
has 2 musical guest and the winning lottery numbers are
announced for the week. The British pop group 911 was also
on the show. The TV show is made up of some footage of some
of the charities that the lottery funds and shows the past
winners of the lottery telling how winning has changed their
lives. The group 911 performed their new single, which is
the old Dr. Hook song "I'm Gonna Love You A Little Bit More".
I performed "Forever Love" which is my current single in
the U.K. The movie "Forever Love" is scheduled to air in
the U.K. on the 1st of March. The Lottery show is the most
watched TV show in the U.K., and getting to perform on it
was the quickest way to introduce myself and my music to
the people that aren't familiar with country music here in
After the TV show we flew back to Scotland to continue the
tour in Edinburgh and then on to Ireland. We had shows in
Belfast and Dublin. Before we left Ireland, we got to do a
little sightseeing. We drove down the eastern coastline of
Ireland and saw where they filmed the movies "Michael Collins"
and "Braveheart". We also got to see where Bono and Edge,
of the group U2, live. Ireland is a beautiful country and
the people are extremely nice. This is my second visit to
Ireland and I love it more each time we visit.
On Wednesday night we flew from Dublin back to London to
be on "Good Morning TV". This is a very popular morning TV
show that would compare to "The Today Show" or "Good Morning
America". After the TV show we drove about 3 hours north of
London to Sheffield, England to continue our tour. Since
the weather was not great we didn't get to see much in
Sheffield. From Sheffield we went to Manchester where we
got to do a little more sightseeing. We drove about an hour
north of Manchester to Chester which is a city that was
built around 600 A.D. by the Romans. It is amazing to see
Cathedrals and cities that are 1000 to 1500 years old.
We have just finished our show in London. It's Sunday night,
the 17th, and the show went great. We have now played 6 sold
out shows in the U.K. and 2 in Ireland. The audiences have
been wonderful. This has been a great week. We have gotten
to perform for a lot of people on TV and at the shows and
have also gotten to see an amazing part of the world. We
have another show tomorrow night in Birmingham, England and
then we move to Dusseldorf, Germany. We have 4 shows in
Germany before moving on to Brussels.
Hope you have a great week and I'll talk to you soon.