I was born In Carrollton Georgia. My daddy was a well digger and mama was a homemaker. Daddy learned the trade of digging and cleaning wells by hand, from his daddy, who learned it from his daddy. Growing up my older brother and I also learned the trade, which involved a lot of back breaking work for little pay. We were a family of seven, four boys and a girl, and we were very poor. Somewhere along the way in my early childhood daddy got a job in a cabinet shop and learned how to install cabinets, ( quite an accomplishment for someone who can't read or write, much less read a tape measure. ) He soon started teaching his new skills to us boys. And this shared knowledge has been our livelihood to this day. Daddy soon became a subcontractor installing cabinets and although he was a good installer he came up a little short in the area of operating a business and financial management, we were still living a poor life style and for much of my childhood we lived in a Goldkist chicken bus converted into a camper. Traveling throughout the Southeast with barely enough gas to get where we were going, headed for that next big installation job daddy had lined up. Some folks started calling us gypsies. Often there was time to kill while we were traveling and I started trying to learn how to play an old guitar that I had saved for and bought. I soon developed a passion for singing country music with dreams of being like Conway Twitty, George Jones or Charley Pride. When I got old enough, I became an independent subcontractor and started learning as much as I could about the cabinet business, while also studying to earn a G.E.D. In 1995 my wife Joann and I started our own company, West Georgia Kitchen & Bath, Inc. It has been very successful and with the management assistance from my brother Ken and installation by my daddy and others I have afforded myself the time to pursue other interest. After designing and building our home in Lowell I began building and purchasing some investment properties, one of which my parents now reside in. In 2000, I developed an interest in airplanes and in 2001 I earned a private pilots license, and I have since become a member of the local EAA chapter ( experimental Aircraft association ) and have built my own plane and runway which I have really enjoyed. Meanwhile I have been pursuing my dreams of singing with every given opportunity and I have just released my new CD which includes some songs I have written and some songs written by local songwriters such as Don McWhorter, Mark Lyle, David Steen and Frankie Lackey. After developing friendships with these guys and realizing their talents I can only hope to develop such song writing skills someday. I have also had the priveledge to work with a great band 'ANOTHER SHOT' which includes the talents of Don McWorter as Bass player and manager, Mark Lyle as acoustic guitar player, Jim Finley on drums, and Ken Rosenburg playing lead guitar.
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