Sunday, June 27, 2010

Five Rows Back

In 1990 I was privileged to trade duties as an early morning DJ on a Christian Radio Station for tuition for private school for my two older daughters. I had the Saturday morning show from 6:00 AM until Noon. I got to choose the records that I played during that time.

 I came across this song called Five Rows Back and I fell in love with it. I can't remember who sang it but I loved it. This young man does very well also. He is very talented. His version moves me just as move as the one I use to spin on those cold, snowy, crisp, winter mountain Saturday mornings.

At 6:00 AM on the dot the station would begin broadcasting and I did my version of "Good Morning Burney, California! This is Gregg Metcalf and I will be with you from now until noon with your favorite gospel songs, Focus on the Family Program, and the news. It is 6:00 AM, 22 degrees outside, with light snow. Thanks for having me along this morning. Now for our first song, we have....  It was a blast! Burney, CA and the surrounding areas got a good taste of country gospel during those Saturday mornings!




6 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I could omagine that was fun to do,
let loose to play what records you wanted.

Have a wonderful Sunday.
Yvonne.

The Old Geezer said...

AMEN! and Hallelujah! What a great song!

Next you are going to tell us, on top of being a radio DJ, you starred in a movie with John Wayne! Please send me your autograph ASAP. I'm sure it will be worth a lot of money some day :-)

LibbyLibbyLibbyLibbyLibby said...

I knew it. Your famous.

Gregg said...

Yvonne - it was fun! It was a real miracle that I got to do somehting like that and at the same time have my girl's tuition covered.

Old Geezer - it is a great song, it still moves me after all these years. No, I haven't been in any movies with no one including John Wayne. So Stop!

LLLLL - I am not famous to any one except 4 precious grandchildren. They just call me grandpa!

Brian Ray Todd said...

Great Christian song! I love the line: I started singing "just as I am" and I knew that I was lost; my life was a sham.

I pray that every lost soul comes to the realization that we are lost in sin, our life is a sham, and can not save ourselves from deserved wrath of God without the the saving act of atonement of the only Savior of all, the Lord Jesus. Oh, how the shivers and tingle of knowing ... truly knowing of our salvation! Blessings DJ Gregg.

Pilgrim Mommy said...

Thanks for sharing this great song. I've never heard it before.