Author Topic: ‘Convoy’ Singer C.W. McCall Is in Hospice  (Read 298 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline jmyrlefuller

  • J. Myrle Fuller
  • Cat Mod
  • *****
  • Posts: 20,851
  • Gender: Male
    • Fullervision
‘Convoy’ Singer C.W. McCall Is in Hospice
« on: February 26, 2022, 03:00:36 pm »
https://tasteofcountry.com/c-w-mccall-hospice/

C.W. McCall, an outlaw country singer best known for truck-themed songs like "Convoy," has revealed that he's in hospice.

The 93-year-old one-time chart-topper shares that he's battling cancer, as his most famous song becomes a modern theme song for the "Freedom Convoy," a group of Canadian Truckers protesting COVID-19 vaccine mandates and shutting down bridges.

When he learned that "Convoy" was being used by protestors, McCall sounded energized and enthusiastic, if only because his biggest hit is getting a second life.

(excerpt)

Offline roamer_1

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 35,224
Re: ‘Convoy’ Singer C.W. McCall Is in Hospice
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2022, 04:04:34 pm »
https://tasteofcountry.com/c-w-mccall-hospice/

C.W. McCall, an outlaw country singer best known for truck-themed songs like "Convoy," has revealed that he's in hospice.

The 93-year-old one-time chart-topper shares that he's battling cancer, as his most famous song becomes a modern theme song for the "Freedom Convoy," a group of Canadian Truckers protesting COVID-19 vaccine mandates and shutting down bridges.

When he learned that "Convoy" was being used by protestors, McCall sounded energized and enthusiastic, if only because his biggest hit is getting a second life.

(excerpt)

If only? Heck no... He was energized because this is what Truckers ARE.

Offline jmyrlefuller

  • J. Myrle Fuller
  • Cat Mod
  • *****
  • Posts: 20,851
  • Gender: Male
    • Fullervision
Re: ‘Convoy’ Singer C.W. McCall Is in Hospice
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2022, 06:04:56 pm »
If only? Heck no... He was energized because this is what Truckers ARE.
Indeed. He could have easily pulled a Neil Young and asked everyone to stop playing it.

But he WANTS that message out there. He wants that stand of defiance, as he prepares for the end of his life, he came out there and told everyone to play that song.

I have to respect the heck out of him for that.

Offline Smokin Joe

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 47,015
  • With my back to the darkness...
Re: ‘Convoy’ Singer C.W. McCall Is in Hospice
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2022, 07:16:53 pm »
What better end to a music career than having one of your songs used as a righteous anthem?

God Bless C.W.
How God must weep at humans' folly! Stand fast! God knows what he is doing!
Seventeen Techniques for Truth Suppression

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

C S Lewis