Chrissie Hynde – How Glad I Am

Chrissie Hynde 2-2-19 by Jill Furmanovsky

Casey here with my DJ pick of the week from The Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde. “How Glad I Am” was originally written by Jimmy Williams and Larry Harrison and was made popular by Nancy Wilson. Hynde’s version appears on her new record Valve Bone Woe. 

Hynde said of the new record, “A few years back when I saw an obit in the paper for the valve-trombonist, Bob Brookmeyer, I mailed my jazz sax-playing brother, saying ‘R. I. P. Bob Brookmeyer.’ Terry, a man of few words, responded with ‘Valve Bone Woe,’ a kind of Haiku beatnik prose.”

Listen to “How Glad I Am” below and let us know what you think!

Casey is that rarest of creatures…a Native Tennesseean. His love of music can be traced to the day his dad sat him down and played him Bo Diddley’s “Who Do You Love?” Everything pretty much changed after that. He began his broadcasting career at the age of 14 at an AM station in Northern Middle Tennessee. It was there he learned how to cue vinyl records, splice tape with razor blades, and other skills that no longer serve any purpose. In the late nineties, he was the host of our evening show until management decided that probably wasn’t a good idea anymore. Casey returned to Nashville airwaves in 2016. When he isn’t on the air, he spends his time with his wife and son. He would also appreciate it if you’d get offa his lawn.