Archive for May, 2010

Faron Young and Marty Robbins newsletter — 19 May 2010

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

I emailed the completed manuscript of Twentieth Century Drifter: The Life of Marty Robbins last week and received this response from the editor: “I’ve read your Marty Robbins manuscript with pleasure and am sending it out to two readers for formal assessment. I anticipate having their comments back by midsummer. Thanks for your fine work on the manuscript, and I’ll be in touch as the reports come in.” If all goes well, I might have a book contract by Marty’s 85th birthday, followed by publication in late 2011 or early 2012. Today I started working on the index. I’m looking for photos to put in the book. If anyone has a good-quality photo and owns the copyright (no professional publicity shots or photos with fans), I’d be happy to consider it. (more…)

Faron Young and Marty Robbins newsletter — 12 May 2010

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

In 1968 Marty Robbins considered tearing down the two-and-a-half-story house that served as his office at 713 18th Avenue South in Nashville. He hired an architect to prepare preliminary sketches for a three-story office building but eventually chose to build a one-story addition at the rear of the old house. Lucy Coldsnow, Marty’s office assistant, hired the contractor and oversaw the building project, to include designing Marty’s new executive office. “I decorated it into a very rustic western décor,” she says. (more…)

Faron Young and Marty Robbins newsletter — 5 May 2010

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

There are no words to express what is happening in Nashville right now. Here’s a photo from the Internet showing the flooding inside the Opry House. The stage is under water. The Grand Ole Opry museum next door must also be under water–the one place we could go to visualize Marty Robbins sitting at his desk in his office. (more…)