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I am happy to be sharing my music life with you!!

God has seen me through all the rough times, trust in him and he will lift you up  Philipians 4:13

Hi friends, well we just completed our gig at the Winnebago Rally in Forest City, Iowa, on Thursday, July 23, we had a wonderful time, seeing many of our friends that have been to our shows each year, this is the 4th year we have been there. The fans again recieved us with open arms, they along with the rally people treated us like royalty, the   weather was just right, in the lower 80's, we look forward to going back again in 2010.

Colonel Eric Lewis has a new member in his group,  Glenn  Robertson, of Poplar Bluff, Mo comes on board playing mandolin, Glen is a music major, he builds and distributes his Moonbeam mandolins world wide, he sings lead and harmony and he too will round out the group sound. The new name of the group is Colonel Eric Lewis and Bluegrass Expedition A new banjo player and a new bass player will be coming soon.

Colonel Eric Lewis will soon be releasing his new project My Mountain Home, in early 2009, the CD project is a tribute to the legends as Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, Jimmy Martin, Stanley's, Doyle Lawson, Country Gentlemen and others, it will contain 14 songs sung by Col Eric, Watch for it soon. You can order his music off the website here

2008 was a great year in my music life, it marks 51 years of the thing I love, since I started my music career at age 15, that makes me 65, where has the years gone?

The Lord has richly blessed me with the many talents he allowed me to have and develope. This year has come to me with many new and lifetime friends.  With all my promoter friends, has brought a number of bookings, small and big that continues to provide the necessary funds to support me in my obligations of bills.

My new television show at West Plains, Mo will begin on April 15, it will be on channel 38 of the antena. West Plains cable 16, also on channel 98 at Salem and Viola Arkansas, and other cable channels, I will be doing my live show from 9-10 PM each Wednesday night.

The 2009 year is swiftly going by, we have been very busy with our group and others in concerts,  Being members of the George D. Hay Society, we promote concerts monthly as a fundraiser to accomplish our goals to preserve our Ozarks history and heritage that is the connection to the inspiration for the Grand Ole Opry. Our  concerts are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the Ozarks Medical Center Foundation room on Washington Avenue at West Plains, Mo. It is for the benefit of the Society and the Harlin Museum of West Plains where we have our museum displays. Tickets, T-Shirts, and other fundraisers can be seen on our website  http://gdhaysociety.tripod.com

If it developes, we all are members of the George D. Hay Society at West Plains, Mo, we will have our 3rd hall of honor induction ceremony in August 2009 here at West Plains, Mo; we will induct Jim & Jesse, Dolly Parton, Don Warden and Redd Stewart, Dolly is one of the most poplar entertainers in the business today, Don Warden, a West Plains native and formerly with the Porter Wagoner show, is now Dolly's manager. Redd was one of the most poplar Grand Ole Opry stars in the 1960's, he along with Pee Wee King wrote the Tennessee Waltz, Jim & Jesse are a long time poplar Grand Ole Opry duo. Details of the event will be posted as soon as they are worked out.  Keep checking back!!

'The Ozark Mountaineer Magazine is for the information of our Ozarks area, it's regional office is at Branson, Mo; I will have the privilege to get to submit articles to the magazine about our Ozarks. You can subscribe to the magazine, it comes out bi-monthly  only $19.95 per year.

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