What a day it was yesterday...I arrived in Nashville for the acceptance of my induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. I was thrilled to see my two older sons, Kenny Jr. and Chris, and Chris' girlfriend, Monica. Wanda, Justin and Jordan drove up from Atlanta to be here and share this incredible evening with me, along with my brothers, sister, and many other family members, friends, and "team members."
My only regret is that my mom and dad could not be here. They would be so proud of me...it's always the little things that become important on a day like this.
My mom always told me, "Son, be happy where you are...don't be content to be there...but if you're not happy where you are, you'll never be happy."
Just for the record: I was very happy yesterday, and I am very happy today.
My sincere thanks to all the people who have supported me for this last 50 years. I truly wouldn't be here if it weren't for you.