Hope you didn't have plans to spend July 4 at the Stockyards with Willie Nelson and his pals.
He's packing his picnic basket and heading to Washington State this Independence Day, the first time his annual drinking and music orgy will be held outside the state of Texas. And news, at least to me, that this year's picnic wasn't being held at the Fort Worth Stockyards, like it has been the last couple of years.
Shame, really. But Willie, who turned 74 on Monday, has always been a free spirit. And he's always had cash-flow issues.
The Albino Bowler is a faithful readers of the tabloids, and he reminded me that the National Enquirer and Star magazine swore earlier this year that the Dixie Chicks were going to call it quits after the Grammys.
They were tired of all the criticism, the rags, um, I mean tabs said.
Well, after a five-for-five night at the Grammys, will they go out on top? Natalie Maines looked like the perverbial Chick that swallowed the canary as she accepted award after award, particularly the one for best country album. So it seems unlikely.
But the Chicks are anything if unpredictable.
If Natalie goes her separate way, how bout Carrie Underwood as a replacement Chick? Would that make Tony Romo a Mr. Chick.
The possibilities seem endless. We just love starting rumors ... just like the tabs.