A brand new day with ‘I Didn’t Wake Up This Morning’ songsmith Mo Pitney

Country songwriting collaborations with Whisperin’ Bill Anderson, “In the Ghetto” scribe Mac Davis, and George Strait partner-in-rhyme Dean Dillon imbue the second installment of a lively interview with Billboard Top Ten Album “Behind This Guitar” recipient Mo Pitney. Seen here minutes before commandeering the stage of the Alapaha Station Celebration in Alapaha, Georgia, Pitney effectively combats any lingering butterflies while rehearsing on his tried and true 1967 D-28 Martin acoustic guitar. Tour merchandise vendor Emily Bankester keeps a loving eye on her best friend, soulmate, and husband in Christ on November 11, 2017. Photography by Wenda Gaile Bailey / Bailey’s Berrien Photos

Mo Pitney found his songwriting lighthouse when God rearranged his life after a stunning, standing ovation debut at the Grand Ole Opry. Desiring to just compose songs about most any subject matter when he brazenly moved from northern Illinois to try his luck in Downtown Nashville, after his Christian conversion Pitney “acquired a strong conviction to never say one…



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