I was contacted by ACM Founding Father and Producer, Cliffie Stone. Cliffie was Tennessee Ernie Ford's Manager and the Vice President of Capitol Records.
I recorded three songs for Cliffie, "Who's Rocking The Cradle", "Dancing In The Arms Of A Memory", and "A Little Sooner".
Cliffie called into my show to promote these songs. Tragically, this was his last interview. He passed away two weeks later.
When Cliffie was given the "Legend Award" by the North American Country Music Awards International after his untimely passing, I was invited to perform "Dancing In The Arms Of A Memory" at the Awards Ceremony in Tennessee.
This photo was taken backstage at the Louise Mandrell Theater before my performance.
Cliffie and I were very good friends and he is deeply missed.
For more information about this Country Music Legend, click here: Cliffie Stone Home
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