The Tall Girl Skinny - From Marshall Chapman


Dear friends,

Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s. I spent part of mine playing guest DJ at WSM, spinning some of my all-time favorite love songs. (Click here for playlist.)

That evening, Chris and I participated in the much anticipated “Love is Deaf” concert here in Nashville. At this event, singers and their non-singing spouses perform a song of their choosing. Chris had never sung in public before (or in private), but as you can see, he was a BIG HIT! (Click here for video.)

The week before, I played an informal, lunchtime concert with Rodney Crowell and Mary Gauthier at HBO World Headquarters in Santa Monica. The show was sponsored by the Nashville Screenwriters Association so HBO’s producers, directors and writers could hear our songs. Afterward, Mary, Rodney and I had our driver take us straight to the Pacific Ocean where we walked on the beach and talked about everything under the sun while watching it set in spectacular fashion. That evening, we dined at STK-LA compliments of BMG, who now administers my song catalogs. Driving us around that night was the infamous Dub Cornett who regaled us with stories of his high school football coach, “Big Daddy” Riggs. I can’t repeat most of what Big Daddy said here, but trust me when I say Dub had Rodney, Mary and me weeping with laughter.

Okay. Put this in your iPhone calendar! Day after tomorrow (Wednesday, February 22), Mary Gauthier, Will Kimbrough and I perform at the Station Inn, starting at 9 pm. This will be a great night of music and one you won’t want to miss! (Click here for details.)

I wish you love … and laughter when needed.


photo: Lisa Oliver-Gray
photo: Dave Foy photo: Dave Foy

Sit-down breakdown?

Marshal Chapman - Beyond Words - Nashville Arts Magazine - November 2010Click here to find out what it is and how it can help you.

Marshall recommends …

the following books:

Birds of America

Lorrie Moore

Irrepressible: The Life and Times of Jessica Mitford

Leslie Brody

Satan is Real: The Ballad of the Louvin Brothers

Charlie Louvin with Benjamin Whitmer


Christine Warren

Artists Among Us: 100 Faces of Art in Spartanburg

Hub City Press



Marshall performing at Thirstie’s — Mobile, AL (Summer of 1978)photo: Jim Williams

Pearl Drop

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Hummingbird Hall of Fame

Marshall Chapman - Hummingbird Hall of FameCurrent inductees (friends who shared the January newsletter) are:

Bill Barker, Wilson Bonner, Henry Carrigan, Jody Cheek, Frances Downing Hunter, Tom Frazee, Kevin Gray, Van Heath, Beverly Hill, Jim Hoehn, Marc Howard, Jonna Iacono, Brent Inman, Ann Kelly, Kimberly King-Burns, Barbara Latham, Wade McCurdy, Skye McKee, Ken Parrott, Diana Revell, Rob Rodatus, Ramcey Rodriguez, Garth Shaw, Kelson Slayman, Debby Solomon, Dona Tapp, Roxane Tyssen, Barry W. Lynn, Joni Wheeler and Heywood Williams.

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