Josh is back home in Nashville after his trip to Texas…
Oh Say Did You See?
I’m back in Nashville today after a week in Texas. I sang the National Anthem at the Ranger’s game last Wednesday and did a three acoustic shows with Drew Kennedy to round out the weekend. You can see me singing on my Facebook page if you are so inclined. We also did some taping for Troubadour TX. Taping? Troubadour TX?
Yep, I’m gonna be on TV. It’s going to be one of those reality shows that Rita loves to watch and comment on. This should be fun. It’s actually called a “docu-reality” show, and the premise is to tell the stories of a few artists with Texas roots trying to make their way in the music business. Along with those of us fighting to make our way, there will be interviews and stories of some of the more established veterans of the scene like Roger Creager, Walt, Ray Wylie, among others. I think I might be the only non-native Texan featured on the show, but I guess I’ve paid enough dues in the Lonestar State to qualify.
I’m not much of a reality show fan, I have to admit, most of my reality show watching I do comes in the form of The Soup. Wow! I wonder if I could make it on The Soup? Something would probably have to go very wrong in order for that to happen. Nah, there’s no way I’ll make The Soup. The folks shooting and producing this show seem to be on the level and so far there hasn’t been any forced drama or lame attempts to make people cry. Actually, I wonder if there will be any crying at all on this show…it’s not really a reality show if somebody doesn’t cry, is it?
Honestly, if I was worried about it, I wouldn’t do it. I think it’s going to be a great opportunity to tell my story. It’s just so strange to have cameras follow you around. Just think, if you were micd up, and a camera crew followed you around for a day, they could make you look as lame, mean, cool, stupid, or funny as they wanted. I hope the editors focus on the cool and funny, not the mean and stupid!
So far I’ve done some sit down interviews, they’ve taped me in the studio while we were recording, and they followed me around at the Ballpark when I sang the anthem. They are sending a camera crew to a big show I’m doing in Las Cruces later this month and so far, I really think they are going to put together a first rate show. Reality shows seem to take a turn for the worse when a) there is some sort of prize to be won, and/or b) the contestants or participants have to live together. Fortunately, neither of these are factors in this show.
The reason for my apprehension toward reality TV is rooted in Kristi’s brief foray into that world back in the early 2000s. She was on an ill-fated, poorly constructed, American-Idol spin off where there was far too much focus on stupid drama and lame attempts at making people cry…and running obstacle courses in bikinis. I’m telling you now, I will walk if I’m asked to run an obstacle course in a bikini…or will I? (You are welcome, Troubadour TX. My parenthetical hope is to butter up the shows editors with sweet teasers like that. I’ll let you know how it goes…or will I?)
2012 has been one insane year for me, and this last quarter looks to be the craziest yet. The show will debut September 29th so check www.troubadourtx.com and see if it is going to be on in your neck of Texas, and look for me! I’m gonna be on TV!
Holler at me if you want to, and you better do it soon because once I become a huge TV star I probably won’t have time.