Three Chords and the Truth

        Just a short post today.  My boy is a paramedic and had to work yesterday, so today is our family Christmas.  Like all of us, he has to work for a living nowadays.  It can never be like the old days with him right here at the house to hit golf balls as soon as I hit the door from work, but we still have a lot of good times.  He’s on his way.  The boy is never gone for long but when he walks through that door we’ll hug on him like the prodigal son.  

        Today I want to tell you about  a new blog I found, 3 Chords a Day.  The link is below, and I’ve added them to my blogroll.  There is an old saying in Nashville- ‘Country music is three chords and the truth.’  I try to write that way too, as I believe the truth is simple. As my daughter says, “Daddy, you’re so simple you’re complicated to people.”

        Sure, I understand about money and that we all have to make  living, and I hope to sell a few books someday.  However, I told my agent I didn’t care if I sold three thousand or three million as long as I wrote what I believe to be the truth.  (So far we are far closer to three thousand but several publishers have it under review)

       I think this fellow writes what he believes to be true about country music just as sure as I try to be the most honest physician bluegrass fiction writer I can be.  If you love classic country, and believe it and bluegrass should be back on the radio in full force, check it out. 

        KNP.  Hold to the dream and have a fine holiday.

Dr. B

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4 Comments on “Three Chords and the Truth”

  1. Sweet! I remember Grandpa Jones and Buck Owens from HEE HAW! I used to watch it with my Dad. The 3 chords a day site brings back memories. Thank You for that. I will follow that site for more memories. I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas today.

  2. drtombibey Says:


    My wife and I used to really dig the Hee Haw Gospel Quartet. Great memories there for us too.

    Dr. B

  3. That’s a great saying – I really love it. Hope you had a lovely Christmas, Dr. B, and I’m so excited to know that publishers [several!] are looking at your book! I can’t wait until we get some news from them :).

    • drtombibey Says:


      We had a fine one and hope you did too. If by chance they all reject me I’ll work some more, and it’ll get there.

      One of my mandolin buddies has a motto: “If at first you don’t succeed try, try, again except in skydiving.’

      Make sure to check my Monday Morning Post in the AM for more about writing. I think you will enjoy it.

      Dr. B

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