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Softly & Tenderly at the Old Country Church[CD]
STAN HITCHCOCK'S STORY Of all the albums that Stan Hitchcock has recorded in his 43 years as an entertainer, this is his favorite and one that has a special place in his heart. It features the traditional, old wooden church sound that he grew up with and that carry so many memories of a young man growing up. On the last few selections of this CD Ronnie Reno plays guitar with Stan and sings tenor harmony. 'Softly and Tenderly from the Old Country Church' is a collection of some of Stan's favorite songs. Parts of the CD were recorded in an 150 year old church in the Ozark Mountains and include some stories of where the songs came from in Stan's life. Stan started playing and singing for audiences when he was 12 years old, first at churches in the Ozark Mountains where he was raised, and then on Radio Station KWTO in Springfield, Missouri. Stan moved to Nashville in 1962 and started recording and touring. He enjoyed many chart records from 1962 to 1982 and developed a strong worldwide audience for his music, stage appearances and television shows. He starred in his own nationwide television show, 'The Stan Hitchcock Show'. from 1964 to 1972 and then went on to head up the team that started Country Music Television (CMT) and ran that network from 1984 to 1991. Stan is currently the Chairman/CEO of a new cable, satellite and broadband delivered network called 'BlueHighways TV' with offices in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Stan and his family live on a farm in Sumner County, Tennessee and raise Missouri Foxtrotter horses for trailriding.
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