High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives Apr 21 1976, Page 32

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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - April 21, 1976, High Point, North Carolina Bus Drivers give the country stars mobility Nashville Tenn apr they can t play a fiddle pick a guitar or carry a tune. But the buses used by country music performers Are important career builders and an expensive investment country music stars Are about the Only entertainers left who go from town to town for one night shows because of the flexibility needed flying is impractical. So most of the big name country singers own a bus Tor travelling across the country much of the year for the lucrative one fighters. A my bus is very important to me a says Dottle West. A it s my Home away fron Home. I spend in it than i do at More time the buses familiar Sites on the interstates around Nashville Cost up to $175,000 most can accommodate up to nine persons and Are equipped with Beds refrigerators bathrooms dressing rooms sound systems and of course cd radios Quot i done to talk on the cd a lot but the Driver does a miss West said. A other people Tell us if we re on top of old Smoky in cd language Means state troopers. The buses Are usually equipped with everything for comfortable living except for a Shower there s not enough room for fresh water tanks bathing is done at motels. The buses carry the names of the performers on the Side that a Good advertising and this allows miss West to play a joke on close Friend Jeannie Seely. A when the bus is dirty we change the sign to read Jeannie Seely a she said. The buses help in other ways too. Last fall Dolly Barton and her troupe pulled into Greenville n.c., 45 minutes before show time. A state trooper spotting the bus provided an escort through Rush hour traffic to a Good restaurant so the performers could have a decent meal before the show. The performers say they get lots of requests from persons wanting to drive for them As a living but the Drivers say ifs not As glamorous As some believe. A it was glamorous for a while a said Jim Webb Loretta Lynn s Driver for the last four years. A now ifs just a Job. You drive a lot of Miles and stay up lots of hours. You re on the Road almost every he does More than drive too. A i m More or less a Road manager taking care of the bus making reservations collecting and at 6-foot-4, he san imposing bodyguard. Of course there Are funny moments on the Road. A two or three years ago we played a club in Longview tex., Webb recalled. A before Loretta goes on she always asks me if her hair looks Okay. Well this night on the Way Back to the bus after the show she Felt something hit her in the Back. It was a hair curler. She had been on stage with curlers in her hair. She a never let me forget James Price drove for Ernest Tubb for four years and has been driving for Bill Anderson for the last five. A i remember once something happened to the Power Plant so i got under there with my Hammer. Ernest was All frustrated until he saw that i had fixed it. A the said How did you fix that a and i said. A with my he believe Price had open heart surgery a year ago and has been forced to Cut Back on his driving he misses it. A live always enjoyed driving. When you be been out there that Long its hard to get off it especially when you be been with people like Bill and Ernest. They re both wonderful Randall Edwards who drives for Marty Robbins is a newcomer to the work. He s been on the Road since january. A it s enjoyable most of the time. We run into some problems. 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