Not Cookeville Again!

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Anthony, that is the town where the Smoak family was pulled over and their dog killed with a shotgun blast from a Cookeville cop. The town finally settled the family’s lawsuit for $75,000, but never apologized.

Since the music business takes me to Nashville occasionally, and the highway goes right through Cookeville, I’ve spoken with the police chief there who swears that the force is a wonderful bunch of guys. We are all invited to stop and pay him a call if we’re passing through. However, he appears to be mistaken.

On the bright side, Cookeville is the home of Jamie Dailey, of Dailey&Vincent, whose new album is just about as good as bluegrass can get.

7:49 pm on February 27, 2008
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