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Welcome To Case's Column

Let me say a big welcome to all of you for joining me here. I'm going to call these blog meetings Case's Column. I wanted to use "Corner", but that was already taken. Since 2008, it's been a real privilege to come on here and share some of my life with you, and it's a big world where we live.

In these blogs, I'll just speak whatever is on my mind, but we will be playing within the rules here. I may pick a particular topic, point out an event, or shoot the breeze. I'm a little bit of an essayist at times, so I'll just speak what's on my mind, and I might tell a story or two. Or, I might spew out an opinion or three. There will be some serious moments, some tender, some poignant, but there will also be those moments that you'll just bust out laughing. But, hopefully, everything will be in good fun here. And, of course, there's a place below for your comments and thoughts as we go along here. So feel free to join me for the ride -- I sure as heck hope I'm doing this right and not making any mistakes.

Thanks for taking your time in reading Case's Column. Hopefully, you'll enjoy being entertained by it as much as I've enjoyed putting these writings together. And thanks for the time you spend in City-Data.com, where it's great to be alive!



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Wayne Kemp Made His Mark Writing Songs, Not Singing Them

Posted 04-27-2022 at 06:17 PM by case44

I've been thinking about a country legend while I listen to YouTube. It's been my best source to get some Wayne Kemp music. And what I often listen to is my favorite song from Wayne, and it didn't become a hit for him.

In fact, "Who'll Turn Out The Lights?" only finished 57th on the country charts in 1971. He didn't exactly ply his trade as a singer, but rather, creating big hits for other singers. For someone who dang near lost his life in a fiery automobile accident in 1965, Kemp made a name for himself through the works of others. It wasn't that he didn't try on his own merit, but things were just working out for those whose careers he contributed to, and in a big way.

I mean, look at these hits:

"Love Bug" George Jones
"I'll Leave This World Loving You" Ricky Van Shelton
"Next In Line", "The Image Of Me", "That's When She Started To Stop Loving You" Conway Twitty
"The Fireman" George Strait
"One Piece At A Time" Johnny Cash

That's just the tip of the iceberg. Some country artists make it in the industry making their own hits, but Wayne Kemp was one who made things happen for the other guys.
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