The Story of a star-struck Kentucky girl Joyce Gray, who grew up, moved to Nashville where she worked behind-the- scenes on behalf of such Music City legends as singer Jim Reeves, diva Dottie West, pianistFloyd Cramer, stylist Willie Nelson and mentor Mae Axton (writer of Elvis Presley’s first #1 million- seller ‘Heartbreak Hotel’).
The Grand Ole Opry’s Justin Tubb immortalized her in his hit composition ‘Take a Letter, Miss Gray,’ and she had flirtations with luminaries like singer Johnny Tillotson and songwriter Hank Cochran.
Read about the heartbreak and tragedy experienced, along with her spiritual rebirth, as she shares an insider’s perspective on friends and colleagues. Among those are Mary Reeves, Doyle & Teddy Wilburn, Johnny Russell, Patsy Cline & Charlie Dick, Waylon Jennings, Jan Howard, John D. Loudermilk, Dennis Weaver, Wilma Burgess, Faron Young, Jumpin’ Bill Carlisle, Jean Shepard, Ralph Emery, Jody McCrea, Jeannie Seely, Joe Allison, Kitty Wells and her daughter Ruby Wright, romance novelist Katherine Sutcliffe, as well as her own original poems and rare photographs.
Joyce Gray moved to Nashville, Jan 19, 1958. Ten days later she was working for Gentleman Jim Reeves.
“I was with Jim until his untimely death six-and-a-half years later (July 31, 1964). I remained with Jim Reeves Enterprises until Jan. 31, 1988. I lived and worked in Nashville for close to 50 years, and while there I had the opportunity to meet and become friends with many people in the music industry. Some I got to know better than others.
Joyce Gray Jackson (seen above with friends Jeannie Seely and Brenda Lee) was recently recognized as a 2009 SOURCE Foundation Award honoree, a pioneer female in the Nashville music industry.
Now you can own the book fans are calling
“AN EXCELLENT READ”
“JOYCE WRITES FROM THE HEART”
“THIS LADY HAS AN AMAZING STORY TO TELL”
Now available in both paperback and hardcover from the links below.
You may contact Joyce’s publisher NOVA BOOKS by using this link to their website
or by writing to: Nova Books P.O.Box 477 Madison, TN 37116.
And by calling 615-868-3248