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A lost of people recognize me and maybe will ask for an autograph, but it's nothing like if Elvis would've done something like that, 'cause he's so popular, or maybe The Beatles 'cause they stirred up a lot of action.
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A record co. is just a vehicle for public appearances.
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All I have to concentrate on is my performing.
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All I want to do is do my shows and play golf.
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All my money was made doing the dates and selling products when I was out there on the road.
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Back then I thought if you cut a record, you were automatically a star.
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'Cause I can make more money going in and doing my recordings and selling them through my entities that I have, rather than going to a record co. and them release a record and pay me 5 percent of what they make off it.
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I don't own everything, I do have a partner.
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I guess the nicest thing about being, I won't say famous but being popular is a more proper word for me to use would be that if you've got a recognizable name, a lot of times you can get people to do things for you ordinarily that you wouldn't get done.
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I had a few stocks, but stocks took a dive. I never sell my stocks.
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I had seventeen No. 1 songs and I didn't see anything like that kind of money.
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I had some airline stock, but the airlines tanked. I didn't have a lot of money in them, though.
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I have an office in Texas where the wife and people who work for me pay the bills.
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I have the restaurant, too. I serve Southwest, barbecue.
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I never made any money off of my records. It gave me the name across the country so that I could do some of the things in my personal appearances.
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I try to stay ahead of things, if you know what I mean. I take the money I make and reinvest it.
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I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I do know how to count.
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I'm set to have my best year ever: I'm hiring some acts and there will be a show in the morning, in the afternoon and in the evening. I'm going to use my theater to its fullest potential.
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I've grown up with my audience; they're my age or older. Not a lot of kids are coming to see me.
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If I cut an album now and sell it for ten bucks, I can put seven dollars and fifty cents in my pocket.
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If you have good food, people will come to your restaurant.
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If you're not on a major label today, you're not gonna get played. They've got the market sewed up.
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In 1980, Johnny Lee and I were on top of the charts and we weren't even close to that kind of money. We spent a lot, too.
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It's like Branson. When I went to Branson there was only 4 acts in there. Now, you can't count 'em. There's so many theatres now, that only the strong will survive.
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It's the same with the ballplayers. Babe Ruth spent a lot, too and the ballplayers make a lot more money now.
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Lots of people in Branson have had a tough time of it. My place is usually packed.
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My only failure was the restaurant in Myrtle Beach. I kept it open for four years. It was in a tourist town, it was only busy four and half, five months of the year. But the bills kept coming all year.
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Ray Stevens also made a good success of it. He sold it, but financed the sale himself. Now, I just read where he's going to be back!
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So I just tried to work on my career and get better and better. I ended up in nightclubs and I was successful in nightclubs because I could play his music. Then I started playing my own thing. When I was in the clubs playing dance music I was playing piano and organ at the same time.
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So I'm trying to spread myself to the point to where I can do the night shows and not have to worry about the matinees, and do one or two matinees down through the year.
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There used to be a lot of acts, which was good, because people don't want to see the same act every night. But, you don't want too many acts, you don't want to over-saturate it.
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Well, I got people that help me with the restaurant. I don't have to be at the restaurant 24 hours a day.
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When a record co. finds a guy now, they want to own everything. They want to own the rights to market that person's particular name. They want a piece of the action all the way through.
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You can't be greedy in the type of business we're in and expect to hold it together.
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