I got to interview the sweetest animal lover and horsewoman this week, Templeton Thompson. Tempy, as her friends call her, and I'm proud to call her a friend, is a longtime Nashville singer/songwriter who wrote the soundtrack for the latest collection of Buck 7 Clinics DVDs. She's also about ready to release some music she's written for the American Mustangs!
Right before we did the interview, and in fact, we had to postpone it one day, her darling cat Cash died. She and her husband had been driving along the freeway one day when she spotted this teeny kitty trying to cross and immediately wanted to save him. Her husband, songwriter Sam Gay, good guy that he is, did his best "Nascar" interpretation and helped her do it. That little kitty was named Cash because right off the bat they'd taken him to the vet and had to pay cash.
All of you have been by my side when I lost my sweet friends--my dog Elsa, my goats, Starsky and Hutch, Jasmine the pony, #42 my sweet cat, MJ, and her daughter Girl Cat, who my dog Maggie brought home to us and laid at our door. I called her Girl Cat because I thought naming them impersonally would keep me from getting too attached. It didn't. Every loss was so hard.
So, I knew how Tempy felt--feels--since it's so recent. Here's a video where Cash makes an appearance in the pasture.
Tempy can't help but to write songs about her animals--mostly horses. She has a whole album dedicated to girls and horses called, Girls and Horses. Everyone of her songs goes back to her animals in some way.
This week she released her biggest music video ever--When I Get That Pony Rode--which was directed by THE Cindy Meehl who directed our favorite movie, Buck! Tempy got to know Cindy and Buck and wrote the music for his 7 Clinics based on the inspiration from them. It had a worldwide release on CMT this week and I'm hoping everyone will support her with a click on over.
And if you want to get to know Tempy and hear all about working with Buck and Cindy, taking his clinic, writing songs in Nashville and working with Reba Mcentire--and her love for her "4-leggeds" join me at the family for the conversation. Get on your dancing boots though because I wove in 19 of her songs to go along with it.
Here's the INTERVIEW WITH TEMPY THOMPSON ANIMAL LOVER HORSEWOMAN!
And in honor of Tempy, I'm offering a fun giveaway of her music from the 7 Clinics! Just click on her "When I Get That Pony Rode" and leave a comment letting me know you did--and you'll get entered into the drawing--which I'll do one week from today. If you have time, and want to know Tempy better-listen to the interview and send her a line. She loves to hear from fellow Sistas!