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A Big Weekend back Home!

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It was quite a homecoming last weekend in my old neck of the woods, up in Concordia Parish, just across the river from Natchez, Mississippi.  My longtime friend, Mayor Hyram Copeland called to ask me to joining a cross section of Louisiana politicos for a Mickey Gilley concert.  It was a fund raiser for the Delta Music Museum in my old hometown of Ferriday.  I dedicated this wonderful museum that gives tribute to outstanding Louisiana musicians, and Mickey Gilley is certainly one of them.  He was the country singer of the year and has had 33 No. 1 singles on the country charts.  Mickey has played at several fundraisers for me over the years, and he now has his own music club in Branson, Missouri.  Below are some of the trip’s highlights.

Mickey Gilley and I get caught up before his concert.

Louisiana’s popular and controversial former Governor Edwin Edwards captivated the crowd and sold a lot of books about his life.  Below is a video of my interview with the Governor.  I especially asked him how he stays in such good shape at 84.

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Below is a “rogue’s gallery of old friends and supporters of mine over the years from Northeast Louisiana.  From left, Senator Francis Thompson, Ferriday Mayor Glen McGlothin, Concordia Parish Clerk of Court Clyde Webber, Vidalia Mayor Hyram Copeland, yours truly, and former State Representative Bryant Hammett.

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