Skip to main content


Gatlin Credits Ford for Sobriety, Saving Life  

Nashville, Tenn. (July 9, 2011) – Tomorrow morning, July 10, on the weekend edition of the Fox News Channel's Fox & Friends, country music star Larry Gatlin remembers Betty Ford, former First Lady and wife of President Gerald Ford.

Gatlin, a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, credits Ford in helping him reach sobriety and ultimately, for saving his life.

"By her actions and her example of sainthood, I am alive today," notes Gatlin.  "Miz Betty, as I called her, was the one who made it OK for us drunks to 'come in from the cold.'"

Ford passed away yesterday at the age of 93.

Read Gatlin's Betty Ford remembrance commentary HERE.


Sunday, July 10
7:35 AM EST
Fox News Channel - Fox & Friends

The list of Betty Ford Center Nashville folks is a long one....includes Johnny Cash:
from NYT 1983

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., Dec. 21— Johnny Cash, who underwent ulcer surgery last month, is seeking to avoid drug dependency at the same treatment center in which Elizabeth Taylor is a patient, Mr. Cash's sister Reba Hancock said today.
Mrs. Hancock said the country singer and actor checked into the Betty Ford Center on Tuesday. Mr. Cash, who is 51 years old, ''wants to make sure he doesn't have a problem'' because ''he had a drug problem in the past, 20 years ago,'' she said.
Mrs. Hancock said Mr. Cash had suffered severe back spasms and also underwent ''extensive'' surgery for an ulcer that was aggravated during a recent three-week European tour. She said he also had surgery on his hand, and ''he wants to suffer no ill effects from the painkillers he had to take.''

and keith urban:

Nicole Kidman made a visit to hubby Keith Urban at the Betty Ford Center yesterday morning in Rancho Mirage, CA. Nicoleand Keith look like they shared a number of intimate moments during their time together. She reportedly told him that she is pregnant (probably a completely fabricated rumor, by the way). Keith was admitted to the 30-day rehab program at the Betty Ford Center almost a month ago — Oct. 19. Looks like Keith’s on the road to recovery…

and the legend Tammy Wynette...


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Willie Cuts His Hair!!!!!!!!!

They call her..The Bare Naked Bandit..29 yr Old Lee Grace Doherty

ARRESTED now in Colorado...but what a story and week for 2 brothers and their stripper sister!

Text messages and tweets by three fugitive siblings who shot at a police officer and robbed a bank reveal a dangerous mindset and a firm bond between the siblings, "We've certainly seen their mindset when... They shot at a law enforcement officer outside of Tampa Bay, Fla., and when they fired inside that bank in Valdosta, Ga. But these additional texts and tweets have given us additional insight," FBI Special Agent Stephen Emmett told "Good Morning America" today. " We are concerned and feel that they are going to continue and cause problems to say the least for law enforcement." Ryan Dougherty, 21; his sister Lee Grace E. Dougherty, 29; and half-brother Dylan Dougherty Stanley, 26, have been on the lam since Aug. 2 when they shot at a police officer attempting to pull their white Subaru Impreza over for speeding. A few hours later, they robbed a bank in Georg…

Cole Swindell On A Roll

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (March 2, 2017) – Award-winning songwriters Cole Swindell, Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowell(each recent CMA Triple Play Award winners) gathered with fans, friends and industry notables Tuesday night at the Warner Music Nashville office to celebrate the No. 1 hit “Middle of a Memory,” from Swindell’s recently certified RIAA Gold album You Should Be Here. “Middle of a Memory” became Swindell’s record-breaking sixth consecutive No. 1 single (breaking his own record) and ninth overall as a songwriter. 

Swindell, the six-time Platinum-selling No. 1 hit songwriter is the only solo artist in the history of Country Aircheck/Mediabase to top the chart with his first SIX singles.

“Middle of a Memory,” recently certified Gold® by the RIAA, is the followup to the Platinum-certified, 1+ Billion-reaching smash single “You Should Be Here.” 

Each of the six singles and two albums Swindell has released since he signed with Warner Bros. Records three years ago have not only all gone to N…