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The Living Legend

May 17, 2013

Carl Knight is 83 years old, and suffice it to say, has seen, and heard, it all in country music. As the winner of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Nashville Songwriters Festival, Carl has had 63 of his songs cut by artists including Loretta Lynn, Jerry Lee Lewis, Charlie Pride and Norma Jean, among many others. He’s also the nicest man in the world, and more than happy to sit and tell stories about the old days. And does he have some stories. To listen to him, the artists of an earlier era not only made great music, but they also managed to have some serious, and also some not so serious, fun along the way. As I was leaving his beautiful home in Hendersonville, after a beyond-compare dinner, he bade Mitzi and me farewell by saying, “You and me, young man, we’ll have to write together sometime.” Yes sir, I believe we’ll do just that.Carl Knight

3 Comments leave one →
  1. John Carl Knight III permalink
    March 27, 2014 7:59 am

    The living legend Carl Knight is my grandfather. I really want to get his story out. He is an amazing example of what it is to be an honest man and to truly live. There isn’t anything that hasn’t been thrown at him yet he fights through it all. If you think you’ve been able to sit and hear some amazing stories from him.. Just imagine what I’ve been able to hear. I’m very fortunate to have such a great role model in my life. Please contact me if you’d be interested in putting something together to honor him.

    • March 28, 2014 9:17 am

      Thanks,John. He’s quite a man, to be sure. I’m no longer in the film business, so I won’t be making “The Legend of Carl Knight,” but I recognize that he has a very good story to tell. Tom

      • John Carl Knight III permalink
        March 29, 2014 7:11 am

        Thank you sir. I am really fortunate to have him in my life. I wasn’t expecting anything big.. I honestly wasn’t expecting a reply. Lol I do appreciate the good word you have put out about him though. Hope whatever business you’re in now is working out well for you. Once again.. Thank you.

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