I sang 'A Closer Walk with Thee' along with blues singer Brownie McGhee, ... Then there was a show where Carol Houston, an actress on 'Matlock' sang 'It Is Well With My Soul' accompanied by a choir. Boy, that was powerful.
Hymns are companions for life travelers
You know when you're young you think you will always be, ... As you become more fragile, you reflect and you realize how much comfort can come from the past. Hymns can carry you into the future.
I was baptized alongside my mother when I was 8 years old. Since then I have tried to walk a Christian life, ... And now that I'm getting older I realize that I'm walking even closer with my God.
At first I was supposed to be the funny central figure, ... But with that format the show might have lasted about four weeks. The way it worked out is, the other people say the funny lines and my character looks on as an observer.
What'd you get 'em?
You're a good son, Barney.
I loved Don. There was no one like him.
I still play that guitar. It's a Martin D-18 with a clear pick guard. I've played this guitar on and off my TV shows for nearly 50 years
Whenever Don Knotts and I were waiting for lighting cues, we would sing hymns in harmony, ... The show depicted Barney as tone deaf, but Don has a beautiful tenor voice.
Lonesome Rhodes had wild mood swings. He'd be very happy, he'd be very said, he'd be very angry, very depressed, and I had to pull all of these emotions out of myself. And it wasn't easy.