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• Thinking about Buddy Miller.

Right now, Buddy Miller, the greatest country vocalist and guitarist I know of, is recovering from triple bypass surgery, following chest pains.

This happened nearly a month ago, but I only learned of it today though my friend Cory.

I'm distraught. Obviously, I'm very glad Buddy Miller is recovering, but the event is a cold, hard reminder that none of this is forever.

Buddy, here's to you. I wish you and Julie Miller the very best.

Oh, and the new album you two made, Written In Chalk? Magical.