On November 5, 1930, a country music fan was born. He is not known outside of his family and friends, but he's the most important country music fan on earth to me.
While we've had our differences about many things over the years, I know that we can always talk about music. I get my bullheaded attitude about preserving traditional country music from him, but I say that with pride, not as though it's a bad thing. After all, you wouldn't try to convince a wine connoisseur that Boone's Farm is a vintage wine, would you?
So, I want to take this time to wish a happy 77th birthday to my father, Sam Raizor.