If the Oklahoma-born singer Fern Jones is remembered at all, it’s for co-writing the gospel hit “I Was There When it Happened,” which has been covered by Johnny Cash and others. She died in 1996, at age 73. Now, Jones’ one album and several singles have been re-released on a CD titled The Glory Road. – Tom Moon, NPR
All along, all I’ve really wanted to be is a writer. So now I tell people that’s what I am, even though I haven’t earned a dime being a writer.
That being said, I’ll confess that once a day, every day, I wish I was still a musician. That was the one time in my life when I was cool.