Friends in High Places
Joe Paul Nichols 'Friends In High Places' teams Joe Paul up with fourteen of his best friends in Country Music to make an ultimate tribute project to one of Texas' most popular Traditional Country Music singers. Nichols' best friend and drummer, Terry Beene, produced the album of Nichols singing duets with other musicians. Titled "Friends in High Places," the album features Nichols crooning country standards like "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You," "Nobody's Darling but Mine" and his favorite "Waltz of the Angels," together with such Nashville stars as Moe Bandy, Barbara Fairchild, Jimmy C. Newman, Darrell McCall and Johnny Bush, among others. Beene spent several years making all the new recordings and then mixing them with earlier recordings of Nichols singing the same songs. "This is the greatest project he's ever done and he didn't have to do anything on it!" jokes Beene, adding that all the musicians who worked on the album volunteered their time as a tribute to Nichols. "He's one of the most respected men in the music business," Beene says. Beene credits Nichols with leading him to God and saving him from a life of drugs and alcohol. "He's my idol." With friends like these, Joe Paul Nichols is indeed a blessed man.