A Love Song For Southern Gospel Wives
1) Steve Perry is one of America’s greatest vocalists and easily the most identifiable in 80’s arena rock.
2) Reading excerpts from a partial biography, one of Perry’s (as well as former bandmate and piano player, Jonathan Cain) early musical influences was to no surprise, Gospel music.
3) In the SGM world, this is usually about the time that the pace picks up. September-November are one of the busiest for the popular southern gospel group. And with that comes less time to spend with family. When you sleep on a bunk 150-250 dates a year, sleeping in the same bed as your wife becomes all the more glorious when you are home.
Loving a music man ain’t always what it’s supposed to be
But, Oh girl, you stand by me.
Essentially, there is another level to those in ministry. But even Steve Perry and the Journey boys had to persevere with life on the road, and their families with them. They weren’t your stereotypical 80s rock band. They had lives that meant something beyond the drugs, booze, and women (of course comparing southern gospel groups to rock bands have a few distinctions), and they were compelled to share that part of their life with us. Wouldn’t mind a southern gospel group to share their thoughts through song about the same thing (I mean, a good song).
So this goes out to all the marriages. All of the husbands who have to be away to encourage the Church while making a dime. All of the wives who are keeping things in order at home. And all the kids keeping it real. When you get home in the wee hours of the early Monday morning, kiss her goodnight. She just might have coffee for you when you wake up. And maybe a Jimmy Dean sausage biscuit.
I’m forever yours,