Sunday, November 27, 2011
The night of the CMA's I came down with the crud. I was in my bunk before the award show was over. So I played the entire week (CMA's, Memphis, Tulsa, & Dallas) sick. & I didn't get over it until the following Tuesday. I officially took the week off though.
Chicago, Des Moines, & Minneapolis were my redemption shows. Maybe the best weekend that we've ever had performing.
We rode home on the bus from Minneapolis - 20+ hours. Needless to say, every one was a tad stir crazy. I did, however, allow me to formulate a plan for the following week. I worked 3 long days straight in the studio on my record... & all of a sudden, it's in a good place. With the Blackberry Smoke album in a good place, The Wood Brothers live album in the early stages, & a new Zac Brown Band album starting shortly - Clay's album will be pushed further back than I would like.
However, I've done what I can do. The final stage of tracking of the record requires Zac's attention. & honestly, he doesn't have it to give. That dude has SO much going on that I SHOULD be an afterthought.
I'm in good spirits & in decent health now. Ready for December. I get a huge break for the 17th-27th. Bring it on!