I could feel a shiver go up my spine and I just wanted to retreat into the sanctuary of my mind, as I pictured the country giants of former times perform on this stage.

In my mind’s eye, I was there in the pews listening to Hank Williams sing I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry, The Carter Family and Mother Maybelle, raising the roof with The Wildwood Flower and Keep on the Sunnyside, Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys belting out Blue Moon of Kentucky, and Johnny Cash and June Carter singing Ring of Fire and Jackson.