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A Twelve Pack with Daryle Singletary By Preshias Harris

Daryle Singletary - There’s Still A Little Country Left

Daryle Singletary – There’s Still A Little Country Left

Daryle Singletary’s brand new album, “There’s Still A Little Country Left,” has just been released and he had just scheduled an August 15 appearance at the Grand Ole Opry to debut the project when I sat down with him to share a 12-pack… of questions!


[1] Preshias: Tell me, Daryle, what is your earliest musical memory?

Daryle: Probably started way even before I moved to Nashville. I grew up in a gospel singing family. I guess I remember the first time… I was nine years old.  The first time in front of a live audience with my family’s gospel group.


[2] Preshias: If you were to be left on a deserted island for one year and you could pick three albums to be there with you and couldn’t pick any of your own, what would you pick?

Daryle: The worst thing about me is I don’t remember album titles, but I would definitely have a George Jones record and a Keith Whitley record. I’m trying to think what is in my collection. I know I would have a Vern Gosdin record…and also get a George Jones / Merle Haggard duet records.”

Preshias: You are up to four!

Daryle: “Haha… If I mixed them together that would be three… [Chuckling] I’d figure out a way to make it work!


[3] Preshias: Which song or album are you listening to the most right now?

Daryle: I’ve got a 40-song disc my buddy made me of Vern Gosdin. It goes back when he was doing a gospel music with his brothers.


[4] Preshias: Please finish the sentence: I would love to have been there in musical history when? [NOTE: **Daryle laughs through this entire answer and I’m laughing too.**]

Daryle: When George jones got arrested when he was fighting the cameraman. He was swinging at the cameraman. I would’ve just loved to been there to see the look on George’s face, when he was trying to get that camera to stop filming!


[5] Preshias: Your house is on fire – all your family, children and pets are saved. By the trick of fate you are told you can run in and get one item to carry out, what will you save from the flames?

Daryle: Probably a J45 Gibson that was signed by Merle Haggard, George Jones, Paycheck, Vern Gosdin and “Little” Jimmy Dickens. Preshias, these are some great questions. Makes you think about things. I love answering questions like this. Preshias: My readers love these too!!!


[6] Preshias: If you could have dinner with George Washington or George Strait, which one would you chose and why?

Daryle: George Washington.  I’ve had dinner with George Strait. [Big laugh] So George Washington it would be… because he could chop down the cherry tree.


[7] Preshias: Which one of superman’s powers would you like to have?

Daryle: I’d like to fly of course!


[8] Preshias: If you could record or perform a song with another artist or group, (dead or alive) who would that “dream duet” be?

Daryle: It would be Keith Whitley. I wouldn’t say duets, but I’ve been so fortunate to have my other influences on my other records. But if I had the choice of someone who I haven’t had it would definitely be Keith Whitley.


[9] Preshias: If you could be given credit for writing one song that has already been written, what would be your song?

Daryle: The song would be “I Don’t Go Around Mirrors” by Lefty Frizzell and Whitey Shafer.


[10] Preshias: If you could get a phone call from one person in the world right now (living or deceased) whom would you like to hear from?

Daryle: I would love to hear from my granddaddy Ledford. He died on May 23, 1989 and I moved to Nashville in 1990 and he never got to see me make it. He loved to hear me sing and he was probably the biggest influence on me as a person and singer of anybody in my life. He never got to see the success that I’ve been blessed with. I’d love to hear his voice.


[11] Preshias: If you had a $10,000 gift card, where would you go to spend it?

Daryle: Where would I go to spend it? Wow hard question!

Preshias: Please don’t say Bass Pro Shops!

Daryle: You know I’m building a new house and I’d probably go to the cabinet shop and give it to that guy. If it’s a Visa gift card that would work! Can it be a visa gift card?

Preshias: Yes Daryle, it can be any card you want it to be. This is such a FUN 12 pack with Daryle! Now the final question…


[12] Preshias: If you could have it guaranteed that you can teach your children at least one important thing, what would it be?

Daryle: Keep Jesus in your heart.

Preshias: AMEN!



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Preshias Harris

Preshias Harris

Preshias heads up her own business, Nashville Music Line, where she is a consultant to the music industry with particular emphasis on career development for new and aspiring artists and songwriters.

Preshias made the move from her native Kentucky to Nashville in early 1991, starting as an intern to the VP of Publicity at BNA Records. This inspired her to develop her professional goals and build a network of music industry contacts from coast to coast. During this time Preshias began writing on a freelance basis for top country magazines (before the advent of the internet!) interviewing everybody from Alabama to ZZ Top.

As her freelance career climbed, she wrangled on-air celebrity interviews for DJs broadcasting live from Emerald Studios during Fan Fair and CMA Week. From there Preshias crossed over into publicity and handled promotion and media relations for the NY Times bestseller “Chicken Soup for the Country Soul.” This networking led her into the next freelance challenge as an assistant to BMI and Dove award-winning songwriter and producer Randy Boudreaux. Working as an A & R assistant and songplugger, Preshias learned a new aspect of the business. This, in turn, moved her to be a sought-after judge at talent contests, including state and regional levels such as the nationally promoted Texaco Country Showdown.
Recently, her monthly column, “Inside Track on Music Row,” celebrated its seventeenth anniversary of publication in Nashville Music Guide in December 2012. It is the longest continuously running monthly country music column in the USA. The column also appears on top country and music websites throughout USA, Canada and Europe.

In addition to her artist development projects with Nashville Music Line, Preshias teams with Music City Media on special projects for the entertainment industry.

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