Growing up, my dad was a country singer/comedian. We traveled all over the country doing shows. I got to be on stage with him at the Grand Ole Opry when I was pretty young but I still remember it.
I sang some with him when I was younger but stopped as I started getting into the teen years. Probably a good thing, I think people liked me because I was young and all. Anyway, I got to meet some of the biggest country music stars of the time. I met Ernest Tubb, Charlie Walker, Lorrie Morgan (she's about my age and I had a crush on her), and more. Dolly Parton was just starting to become famous and I was a big fan of hers too. Finally, my dad was scheduled to do a show with her at a country club in Texas.
When I was that age I had problems with migraines and dehydration. I'd sometimes have to be admitted to the hospital. Sure enough, about a week before the show I had to go in again. The doctor told me that there was no way I'd be out in time to go to the show. I told him I WAS going to be out and I WAS going to meet Dolly. He had no idea who she was! What a moron!
Needless to say, I blew his mind and got out in time. Well Dolly found out about it and I was hers for the day. We went all over the country club together. We played shuffleboard, ping pong, and whatever else they had. When she was being interviewed by the local media, I was right there with her. I was in heaven!
Unfortunately we don't have the pictures anymore. We had a huge house fire in the mid 80s that wiped out basically everything. But I'll always have the memories.