Joined Oct 1 2014
62 years old
Married to Lisa, 6 children, 8 Grandchildren, worked at M.L. Leddy Boot and Saddlery and Owned and operated Gordy's Boots. I am now a Broker Associate, REALTOR® with Keller Williams Realty in Denton TX.
I met David while I was working at M. L. Leddy Bott and Saddlery in Fort Worth, I beleive, around Christmas of '95. He was doing a show at Billy Bob's that night and came in the store to order a pair of custom handmade boots, I was fortunate to be the one to assist David and take his order. Later that evening, I met a date at the Stockyards Hotel Saloon before heading to David's show at Billy Bob's. While my date and I were sitting and having a drink, David was there as well, reognized me and walked up to say "hi", so I invited him to set down for a drink. We had a drink or two when David had to leave to get to the show; he asked if we were going to the show, which we were, but I had only inroduced David as "David" to my date. He was dressed incognito due to doing some Christmas shopping around the Stock Yards, and we mainly talked about his boot order and other small talk so the whole time sitting there my date didn't realize it was actually David Ball until he was leaving, needless to say my date was pretty star struck at that point.
I got to meet David one more time, once his boots were finished about three months later. He was doing a show I believe in Arlington, I don't remember for sure. David asked if I could deliver his boots to him at the show in exchange for VIP sitting. I and my date made the show and delivered his boots, I believe I still have a picture of me presenting the boots to David, and yes my date made the picture as well.
I have always been a fan of David's. I like his good ole grassroots country music, and of course no one sounds like David Ball. Being in the custom boot business for many years, I was fortunate to meet many celebraties from country music, rock, movies, TV, sports, politicians, etc,etc., but David Ball goes in my book as was one of the nicest down to earth guys I ever met, and he puts on one heck of a good show.