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These songs are dedicated to Mom & Dad.
"You gave me life, you gave me love, you gave me music and then you gave me a chance."
I miss you dearly, and sing my songs for you - I hope you're still listening.
To my heroes past and present. To those who helped shape my life and my career to what it is today.
To the great songwriters - without them, what would we sing?
To my friend Larry Delaney (Country Music News) for keeping "us" old artists alive, through times when we've often felt "lost" and "forgotten".
To my sisters Judy and Lynne, for all your love and encouragement over the years. Sister Susan, for adding your beautiful voice to this project and singing with me for the last half century
Brother MikeBrother Mike, for always being there for me over the years, no matter the challenge, and for supplying your talented hands, your finely tuned ear and your big heart to this labour of love.
Long and overdue, to my "kids", Becky, Jason and Dusty for trying to understand when I was seldom home or when I've appeared to be too busy for you. I love you all and a special thank you for thoose beautiful "grand babies".
Sandy for being my "girl Tuesday" and giving me the time to get out of the bar and into the studio, and for all of the years of hard work, dedication and friendship.
Eric for knowing your trade and being so patient with an "old country singer" who knew what he wanted but wasn't always sure how to get it.
The great musicians I am blessed to have in my life - and only a phone call away. Doug, Shane & Stacey, Dan, Freddie and Grant. You "guys" are amazing and we couldn't have done it without your fine talents and valued friendship.
My two Mikes, my old "Top Hand" boys. You've allowed me the freedom and the opportunity to express myself whether I'm up or down. We had great years out on the road - it was very special to have you join me in the studio. We've made a lot of music. Thanks for being part of it all, and your continued support and dedication today.
Carole Russo for much of the photography utilized on this CD package and Terry Elliott for his creative efforts in providing the artwork and design.
To all the family and friends, who have believed in me even when I've found it hard to believe in myself.
To Dallas, Peppi, all the "pickers" and the fine staff at Manta, for getting it all together, one more time.
Also thanks to Ed Kustra and the Dallas Club for all their support.
To John Harriman, a fine photographer and the best bartender I've ever had the pleasure of doing business with.
To all the family and friends for all their support.
DEDICATED TO MILT AND JEN!.
Thanks to Tony, Cyril, Chuck and Dave for the great job you've done along with all the great Nashville pickers. You've made a dream become a reality, a project I've had in my mind for some time. I appreciate your patience, wisdom and understanding along with your unique ability at finding things in me I never knew existed and putting them down on tape. But most of all, for just letting me "sing".
Special Thanks to my band, Top Hand, all my friends, fans, the Club Owners, the people in radio and Larry and Joanne Delaney at Country Music News. Your continued support has kept it rollin' all these years.
To Dallas, the path-finder who broke the ground, planted the seeds and helped pave my way to Nashville and this new album.
Very Special thanks to all my family. all of you with your own special way of providing me with the constant inspiration and much needed support to keep at "it" and stick with "it". To Mike, my Brother & friend, for all your help, not only with this venture but also your own example in dealing with life and its many ups & downs.
Without all of you and the Grace of God there wouldn't be a Country Singin' Paul Weber; Older & Wiser or otherwise; the verdicts still out on that one. But either way, Thanks Again!
Dedicated to Becky & Jason - if nothing else, and apology for why "Daddy's not home" far too often - to Mom and Dad - for being "there" and putting me "here".