Another fabulous episode of Nashville last week. As somebody who has been there, I’m talking about the Deacon/Maddie storyline where they recently discovered they are father and daughter, I have to say it’s portrayed so authentically. My father and I have gone through similar emotions – of missing out on a lifelong relationship (see Myths of the Fatherless for my story).

Last week Deacon struggled to come to terms with missing out on his daughter’s childhood and so he confronted Rayna about not telling him. But it all started before that with this confrontation:



As a beginning songwriter, I’m really tuning into lyrics more than ever, and I totally dig clever lyrics or lyrics that inspire. For example, in Walkin in Memphis, one of hubby’s favorite songs and mine, as well, I love this verse – it’s such a surprise and clever, too.

Now, Muriel plays piano
Every Friday at the Hollywood
And they brought me down to see her
And they asked me if I would
Do a little number
And I sang with all my might
She said, “Tell me are you a Christian, child?”
And I said, “Ma’am, I am tonight!”

It gives me chills. Take a listen.

Walkin in Memphis