(reprinted with permission So Much Moore Media)

Singer Misses Parade Ride, Sings At Ernest Tubb's, Celebrates Joe Stampley's 65th Birthday On Riverfront Stage Nashville, TN (June 10, 2008)

When Texas recording artist Jeff Griffith arrived in Nashville for his first CMA Music Festival, he never imagined how jam-packed the week would be - or how much fun he would have. "It was amazing," Griffith says. "I loved every minute of it - from the booths to performing - it was incredible."
Griffith certainly made the most out of his Music Festival debut, but admits to a moment of near-panic when he realized he'd missed his ride in the opening-day festivities parade. "I was there," says the sociable Texan. "But I guess I was talkin' to someone and didn't hear 'em call my name. The driver just fell in line - without me!"
On the Riverfront Stage, Jeff, along with compadre Joe Stampley, held sway over the crowd - and celebrated Joe's 65th birthday with the Moe & Joe classic, "Good Ol' Boys," and the title track from Griffith's debut CD, IF IT AIN'T ONE THING IT'S ANOTHER.

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In the Mr. Coffee booth Jeff met a like-minded fan in six-year old Austin DeClue of Bonne Terre, Missouri. The two handsome, cowboy-hat wearin' gents shared a light-hearted moment.

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Jeff drew a large crowd to the Ernest Tubb Record Shop for a live interview with and acoustic performance for WSM Radio's Keith Bilbrey. Jeff sang his current hit, "Holed Up In Some Honky Tonk," and shared a brand new composition, "That's Why I Had To Say Goodbye," with fans.
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In between his Festival activities, Jeff found his way to Hendersonville and the home of legendary songwriter Hank Cochran. "He was so gracious," Griffith says of Cochran. "He's already pitched me some hits for my next album."

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