Archive for April, 2021

Diane’s Country Music Newsletter — 21 April 2021

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021


When I called Dottsy at her home in Seguin, Texas, last week, she told me, “At age 68, I’m still singing and playing guitar and being able to be part of my community, and that’s really great.” Fans will remember her hits from the late 1970s, such as “I’ll Be Your San Antone Rose” and “(After Sweet Memories) Play Born to Lose Again.” We met during the Heart of Texas Country Music Festival in Brady last month.

Dottsy and her husband, Robin Dwyer, are both fifth generation Seguinites. They started dating when they were fourteen, dated for fourteen years, and got married at age 28. She had a record deal with RCA and was on the road while he was in law school. They got married when he graduated from law school. They’ll celebrate their fortieth anniversary in June. “We’ve been together for a lifetime,” she says.


Diane’s Country Music Newsletter — 7 April 2021

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021


For more than a decade, I’ve wanted to go to Texas to attend a Jody Nix dance. That finally happened when Kayo and I flew to Dallas and drove to Brady for Tracy Pitcox’s 32nd Heart of Texas Country Music Festival. We attended the final four days of the nine-day festival, which drew a crowd of 3,800 people from 19 states. We arrived in such a downpour I could barely see the lines on the road while driving into town. Someone later thanked us for bringing the rain, because it had been so dry.