About Jack

The country duo of Jack Blanchard and his wife, Misty Morgan, placed 15 singles on the country charts between 1969-1975.

1969 saw their first charting hit, "Big Black Bird," which made its way into the Top 60. But it was 1970's "Tennessee Bird Walk" that would be their biggest and most memorable hit. The song hit the top of the country charts, did well on the pop charts, and even garnered a Grammy nomination.

Jack explains how his column got started:

"Before Misty Morgan and I had hit records, we entertained at an Orlando nightclub. I made a deal with a local newspaper to write a weekly column in return for a free ad for our club. The column spread to other publications and now has thousands of readers around the world." Jack Blanchard




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Billboard Award
Duet of the Year (1970)


Grammy and
CMA Finalists.

WHY WE LOVE FLORIDA

(It's only May and already tropical storm Alberto is looking at us funny! Here's what I wrote on this subject last year)


We're busy packing for hurricane Irma. We're throwing each other into plastic bags.

If we pack all our irreplaceables Misty will have to leave me behind.

The stations were out of gas, Publix was out of water, but they had Peanut Butter Cups so I had 4 to cheer me up. We're going to a local motel Sunday. If the storm comes sooner we can't get there. All hotel rooms are booked solid.

We're going to be sitting in the hotel lobby from midnight Saturday till 3PM Sunday. I hope they don't mind our drinking beer, smoking cigars, and having sex.

Late night watching the Ch. 2 weather guy, I said, "I think he's growing a mustache". Misty said, "It's the shadow of his nose." I said, "That's an old song."

When we were checking into the motel, people were sitting around the dining area eating breakfast. They were the exact same people from the hurricane last year, sitting in the same seats... like some kind of weird painting. There may have been dogs playing poker.

I was carrying loads of stuff in the rain. A guy said, "You're all wet." I said, "I must have sneezed while peeing."

My hands are so swollen I can't get my ring off. I'll have to use the can opener.

We heard there was a missing cat in the hotel. Later, at the height of the storm, Misty said, "I just saw something fly by the window!" I said, "Was it a cat?"

We were so tired from all the preparations and loading & unloading that we slept through the actual hurricane.

One more hurricane and they're gonna hear from me!



© Jack Blanchard, 2018