- Published on Sunday, 15 January 2017 16:47
- Written by Stanton O. Berg
Sunday Country - Connie Smith
Connie Smith's Statement in Behalf of a Strong Christian Life
"This is always one of the very most highlights of my year is get to come and be at Sunday Morning Country,and such wonderful folks that come to see us,we feel your love toward us and there's wonderful folks out here, that's just, just itching to give you their love because of the love they've received from the Father...
Because we have a loving Father that's love is never dying and his mercy is everlasting and his kindness and his gentleness and his tenderness is just unspeakable. There's no way to explain..the love of God.
If, if, if your'e not sure that he loves ya, if you've never accepted him as your Savior, then you haven't begun to live. I don't care what you've think you've done,I'm telling ya, you haven't begun to live, if you haven't accepted him as your Savior.
That's not the end of life before we die and go to Heaven. That's the beginning of life. Cause he's come to give us life and to give it more abundantly.
We have an enemy, that's come to rob and kill and destroy, but greater is Christ that's in us than he that's in the world. But let him be in there so that he can fight your battles.
We can't deliver ourselves,we can't save ourselves. We have no victory except the victory that's in Christ, but in Christ, we're more than conquerors. So let him touch your life in a way and, and, if you've walked with him 50 years, he's got a newness of life for you today.
And i thank you Lord and I praise you because your'e a great, good, and loving and a tender God. And i wanna sing you this song. He inhabits the praises of his people and he's our very,very best friend. How Great Thou Art...How Great Thou Art..Oh Lord My God..."
Connie Smith has a medley called "Sunday Country"...as a part of that medley Connie makes the above short commentary midway into the medley...a commentary on the Christian life...that commentary is reproduced above...I consider it one of the best such short commentary I have ever seen...in such few words...
Note: The above conversion from from Connie's spoken word to the written word was done through the courtesy of Lora Leah Robinson of Benton, Louisiana.
Here is a link to that medley that contains the commentary..."Sunday Country".
Connie Smith's Life
Connie Smith (born Constance June Meador; 14 August 1941) is an American country music artist. Connie has been active since 1964, Connie is widely considered to be one of the best female vocalists.
She has earned 11 Grammy award nomination, 20 top ten "Billboard" country singles, and 31 charting albums, three of which have hit number one.
On October 21, 2012, Smith became the 12th solo female vocalist and 19th woman to be elected to the Grand Ole Opry's "Country Music Hall of Fame."
Despite her success, Smith is considered by some music critics to be one of the most underrated vocalists in country music history due to her decision not to pursue super stardom with the non-country general media market like such contemporaries as Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, and Tammy Wynette.
Artists such as Parton, George Jones, and Chely Wright have cited Smith as one of the best vocalists in the music industry.
Eddie Stubbs of Nashville radio station WSM and the Grand Ole Opry have dubbed Smith as the "The Rolls-Royce of Country Singers.".
Lora Leah Robinson - Benton, Louisiana - (16 January 2017): "I loved it Mr. Stan...I listened to Ms Connie sing and even though, I felt I knew the words to what she was going to say by heart as i had played and stopped and rewinded so many times writing it down...it still held that magic for me...as when I was transcribing it...the old fashioned way...and it was an honor to do so..for Ms. June...and you !! if the occasion ever arises,that i can do it again, let me know...Ms Connie had a way with words in that commentary, you could tell it was impromptu, but it was such an important message and she conveyed it wonderfully...and the page is a fitting addition to Ms. June's website...loved it ."
After an almost 12 year journey into the shadows of Alzheimer's, early one morning in late October 2008, an exhausted June felt God's gentle touch on her shoulder and heard the words: "Come Home June!" As June lay like a wounded soldier on a battlefield, it was God's Angels that ushered June into a Heavenly Kingdom to the sound of a chorus of Angels...and into June's new home, a "Mansion on the Hilltop", where there is no pain, nor illness nor tears...June's funeral notice as published in the Minneapolis Star in October 2008 can be seen on this website in the drop down menu under the "In Memoriam" label - just Click on: