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Studio 5: Dolly Parton’s Nashville

A country music legend opens up about childhood, faith and her film. A former Titan shares his life battle off the field. And Studio 5 takes a look at why strangers are opening their homes and hearts to traveling musicians. Read Transcript


Efrem: SECONDS AWAY

ON "STUDIO 5"...

THIS IS DOLLY PARTON.

Efrem: THE HUMBLE

STORY OF A COUNTRY MUSIC

LEGEND ON FILM.

I WONDERED IF THERE WAS

AN AUDIENCE FOR IT, WITH

ALL OF THE CRAZINESS ON

TV, AND EVIDENTLY THERE

WAS.

Efrem: PLUS...

WE ARE STAYING IN A

HOME WITH A FAMILY WE'VE

NEVER MET BEFORE.

Efrem: ...A

MUSICIAN'S LIFE ON THE

ROAD IN THE HOME OF

STRANGERS.

AND...

*

Efrem: ...OUR GIRL

CASEY JAY IS BACK IN

"STUDIO 5," WHICH STARTS

NOW.

WELCOME TO THIS EDITION OF

"STUDIO 5."

IT'S A SPECIAL EDITION.

AS YOU SEE, WE'RE COMING

TO YOU FROM NASHVILLE,

TENNESSEE, WHERE OUR GUEST

TODAY IS DOLLY PARTON.

WE'RE GOING TO GET TO HER

IN JUST A MOMENT.

FIRST, LET'S TAKE A LOOK

AT WHAT IS NEW AND NOW IN

THE WORLD OF

ENTERTAINMENT.

THIS IS YOUR "STUDIO 5"

TOP FIVE.

AT NUMBER FIVE...

* I WOULD RATHER HAVE

JESUS THAN SILVER AND

GOLD *

Efrem: SNOOP DOGG

POSTED THIS INSTAGRAM AND

SAYS HE USED TO ANSWER

HATE WITH HATE, BUT NOW

ANSWERS WITH LOVE, SINCE

GOING FROM GANGSTER RAPPER

TO BELIEVER.

> AT NUMBER FOUR: MY

FAVORITE WARRIOR BECOMES A

TITAN.

SETH CURRIE IS A LIST OF

THE TYPE 100 TITANS,

CALLING THE SHOOTING STAR

A ROLE MODEL.

THE WARRIORS ARE MARCHING

TOWARDS ANOTHER NBA

CHAMPIONSHIP WITH CURRIE

FIGHTING A KNEE INJURY.

I NEED TO GET BACK AS

SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

THREE: LADY ANTE BELLUM

RELEASES A CHRISTIAN

ALBUM.

* I WILL BE HERE

Efrem: THIS SINGLE

"THY WILL," IS FROM THE

ALBUM CALLED "LOVE

REMAINS," WHICH ALSO

FEATURES HER FAMILY.

> AT NUMBER TWO, "COME

TO THE GARDEN" COMES TO

THE BIG STRIA STRIAN SCREEN FOR ONE

NIGHT ONLY.

CHECK YOUR LOCAL LISTINGS

TO SEE IF THE SHOW WILL

PLAY IN YOUR AREA COME MAY

3rd.

> AND FINALLY: MUSIC

ICON PRINCE DIES AT AGE

57.

"STUDIO 5" WAS THERE AS

MEMORIALS UNFOLDED OUTSIDE

HIS HOME AND PEOPLE PAID

THEIR RESPECTS TO THE POP

SUPERSTAR.

WE ALSO SPOKE WITH

MINISTERS ABOUT THE

MUSICIAN'S LEGACY.

WE TRULY LOST A VERY,

VERY TALENTED ARTIST.

Efrem: AND THOSE ARE

YOUR TOP FIVE FROM "STUDIO

5."

WHICH TODAY, AS YOU CAN

SEE IF YOU LOOK AROUND, IS

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE,

MUSIC CITY.

AND DOLLY PARTON IS A

LEGEND HERE AND AROUND THE

WORLD.

SHE HAS WRITTEN SOME 3,000

SONGS.

"NINE TO FIVE," "I WILL

ALWAYS LOVE YOU," AND THAT

LIST GOES ON AND ON AND

ON.

BUT NONE OF THOSE ARE HER

FAVORITE.

HER FAVORITE IS CALLED

"COAT OF MANY COLORS," AND

NOT JUST BECAUSE IT IS A

SONG.

IT IS ALSO THE BEGINNING

OF HER LIFE STORY AND A

MADE FOR TELEVISION STORY.

DOLLY PARTON IS THE

HARDEST WORKING AND THE

MOST HONORED FEMALE

COUNTRY MUSIC ARTIST OF

ALL TIME.

AND THE ONLY WITH HER OWN

AMUSEMENT PARK AND ROLLER

COASTER.

[CHEERING]

IT IS THE FASTEST

WOODEN ROLLER COASTER.

IT GOES UP 73 MILES AN

HOUR, WHICH IS QUITE A BIT

FOR A WOODEN ROLLER

COASTER.

WE'VE GOT A LOT OF

WONDERFUL THINGS AT

DOLLYWOOD, AND THAT'S OUR

NEW ADDITION.

Efrem: AND DO YOU

RIDE THAT?

I DON'T RIDE ANY OF

THEM WITH ALL OF THIS HAIR

AND STUFF.

Efrem: DOLL'S LIFEY IS THE

FOURTH OF 12 CHILDREN.

HER PARENTS, ROBERT LEE

AND AMY PARDON STRUGGLED

TO MAKE ENDS MEET IN THE

HILLS OF EASTERN

TENNESSEE, NOT TOO FAR

FROM WHERE THE THEME PARK

NOW STANDS.

DOLLY, YOU HAVE A WAY

WITH WORDS.

WHY THANK YOU.

MISS PARDON, FRONT AND

CENTER.

SINCE YOU WERE SO

INTERESTED IN TALKING

DURING THE ESSAY TEST, YOU

CAN BE THE FIRST ONE TO

READ YOUR ALOUD.

> PLEASE TELL US WHO

YOUR FAVORITE FAMOUS

PERSON IS AND WHY YOU

ADMIRE THEM.

IT'S MISS DOLLY PARTON,

RISING STAR OF THE GRAND

OL OPRY.

SHE COULD SING BEFORE SHE

COULD TALK.

Efrem: IT IS HARD TO

BELIEVE THAT DOLLY PARTON

CAME FROM SUCH HUMBLE

BEGINNINGS.

THAT'S ONE OF THE

REASONS I WANTED TO DO THE

SHOW.

BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE ME

HAVE TO COME FROM

SOMEWHERE.

Efrem: SHE FIRST TOLD

THE STORY IN A SONG.

* SHE MADE MY COAT OF MANY

COLORS AND I WAS SO

PROUD *

I'LL ALWAYS BE SO PROUD

OF MY MOM AND DAD, AND I

WANTED TO PAY THEM THE

RESPECT THAT THEY

DESERVED.

I WANTED IT TO BE MORE

ABOUT THEM THAN IT WAS

ABOUT ME.

WELL, SHE LOOKS JUST

AWFUL.

JUST TERRIBLE.

WHO WOULDN'T, EIGHT

KIDS ALREADY.

THEY CAN'T FEED THE FAMILY

THEY HAVE NOW.

WHAT IS WRONG WITH LEE

PARDON?

SOMETHING I WISH YOUR

HUSBAND WOULD CATCH.

GOD TOOK THAT LITTLE

BABY JUST AS SURE AS THIS

WORLD.

I WOULD SAY IT IS A

BLESSING IN DISGUISE.

HOW COULD THE TAKING OF

AN INNOCENT EVER BE A

BLESSING.

Efrem: IT IS A

BEAUTIFUL LOVE STORY

BETWEEN YOUR MOM AND DAD,

AND OVERCOMING DIFFICULTY.

MY WIFE AND I HAD LOST A

CHILD PRETTY MUCH THE SAME

WAY, SO I IDENTIFY WITH

THAT.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE

THEIR LOVE STORY?

MY MAMA NEVER LOVED

ANYBODY BUT MY DADDY, AND

I DON'T THINK HE EVER

LOVED ANYBODY BUT HER.

MY DADDY WAS A HANDSOME

MAN AND MY MOM WAS ALWAYS

A LITTLE JEALOUS.

BUT SHE WAS A BEAUTIFUL

WOMAN.

MAMA HAD A VERY GOOD

HEART.

THEIR LOVE STORY WAS

BEAUTIFUL.

AND MAMA NEVER LOOKED ANY

WAY BUT AT DADDY.

SHE WOULD CHOOSE DADDY

OVER US.

Efrem: YOU ARE

APPROACHING 50 YEARS OF

MARRIAGE YOURSELF.

ARE THEY THE EXAMPLE FOR

YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND?

MY HUSBAND ALWAYS LOVED

MY DAD AND MOM, BUT I

THINK OUR RELATIONSHIP WAS

A GOD-SEND.

GOD KNEW I WOULD NEED

SOMEBODY LIKE HIM IF I WAS

GOING TO BE DOING ALL THIS

STUFF.

AND HE NEEDED ME BECAUSE

HE IS PRETTY MUCH A LONER.

Efrem: THERE ARE ONLY

ABOUT 20 PUBLIC

PHOTOGRAPHS OF DEAN AND

DOLLY SINCE THEY SNUCK

ACROSS THE STATE LINE IN

1966 AND TIED THE KNOT IN

GEORGIA, TO KEEP THE

ANNOUNCEMENT OUT OF THE

TENNESSEE PAPERS.

WE'VE BEEN MARRIED 50

YEARS AND TOGETHER 62

YEARS.

HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN

SUPPORTIVE.

AND HE JUST SAID, LEAVE ME

OUT.

I'M NOT GOING TO ANY OF

THESE SHINDIGS OR DOING

ANY OF THAT.

Efrem: AT 70, DOLLY'S

SHINDIGS AREN'T SLOWING

DOWN.

SHE PICKED UP AN AWARD

FOR.

* COA"COAT OF MANY COLORS," AND

PUSHING FORWARD WITH A

TOUR.

YOU ARE GETTING READY TO

TOUR.

60 CITIES, I'M READING.

ARE YOU UP FOR THAT?

I'M READY.

I'M ALL FOR IT.

ACTUALLY, I LOVE TOURING.

I LIVE ON MY BUS.

I DON'T STAY IN HOTELS.

AND I DON'T HAVE TO FLY,

SO I DON'T WEAR MYSELF OUT

WITH THAT.

I HAVE ALL OF MY THINGS ON

THE BUS.

I'M A GYPSY.

I'VE ALWAYS LOVE GOING.

Efrem: YOU STARTED

SINGING IN YOUR

GRANDFATHER'S CHURCH.

HE WAS A MINISTER.

HOW VIVID ARE THOSE

MEMORIES?

VERY VIVID.

I KEEP ALL OF THAT STUFF

CLOSE TO MY HEART.

I GREW UP KNOWING JESUS

LOVED ME AND I KNEW

THROUGH GOD, ALL THINGS

ARE POSSIBLE.

I GREW UP WITH ALL THOSE

THINGS WE HEARD ALL OF THE

TIME.

MY GRANDFATHER WAS A VERY

GOOD PREACHER.

HE USED TO SCARE ME A

LITTLE BIT.

I WROTE A SONG YEARS AGO

CALLED "DADDY WAS AN

OLD-TIME PREACHER MAN,"

AND ONE OF THE LINES WAS,

HE PREACHED HELL SO HOT

YOU COULD FEEL THE HEAT.

AND THAT'S WHO I AM.

THAT'S WHAT KEEPS ME

GOING.

Efrem: THAT FAITH IS

WHAT INSPIRES DO DOLLY TO

WRITE HIT SONGS.

* IF I SHOULD STAY

Efrem: INCLUDING THIS

ONE...

ANY TAME TIME I WRITE

SOMETHING THAT I KNOW

DIDN'T COME FROM ME, I

SAY, GIVE YOU A HIGH-FIVE,

LORD AND A THUMBS UP.

Efrem: I LOVE DOLLY

PARTON, WHAT IS NOT TO

LOVE?

AND THE ICONIC SONG "I

WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU," IS

A MASTERPIECE SHE HAS

WRITTEN.

AND THE STORY BEHIND THAT

SONG IS COMING UP WHEN THE

INTERVIEW WITH DOLLY

PARTON CONTINUES.

ALSO ON "STUDIO 5"...

WAKING UP AT 3:00 IN

THE MORNING TO LET PEOPLE

YOU NEVER KNEW IN YOUR

HOUSE, AND THEN WAKING UP

AT 5:00 AND THE MORNING IS

A LITTLE BIT OF A

SACRIFICE.

Efrem: HOSPITALITY

FOR TROUBLE-WEARY

MUSICIANS.

SEE WHY FAMILIES ARE

OPENING UP THEIR HEARTS

*

AND I WILL ALWAYS LOVE

YOU *

Efrem: "I WILL ALWAYS

LOVE YOU," THAT IS WHAT

HAS BEEN PLAYING IN MY EAR

AS I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON

THIS SHOW.

WHITNEY HOUSTON MADE IT A

HIT AROUND THE WORLD, AND

DOL PAR BAR WADOLLY PARTON WAS THE FIRST

TO MAKE IT A HIT AND HE

ACTUALLY WROTE IT.

THERE ARE MANY

INTERPRETATIONS FOR THAT

LOVE SONG, AND WE'RE

TALKING ABOUT THAT AS THE

INTERVIEW WITH DOLLY

PARTON CONTINUES.

* AND I WOULD ONLY BE IN

YOUR WAY *

Efrem: THAT SONG WAS

WRITTEN BECAUSE OF A

BREAKUP PROFESSIONALLY?

YES.

I WORKED WITH A MAN NAMED

PORTER WAGONER FOR YEARS.

HE GAVE ME MY FIRST REALLY

BIG BREAK.

HE HAD THE NUMBER ONE

SYNDICATED SHOW AT THAT

TIME.

WE WERE KNOWN FOR OUR

BICKERING AND FIGHTING

BACK AND FORTH.

BECAUSE I NEVER WANTED TO

BE JUST A GIRL SINGER.

I SAID I WOULD STAY FOR

FIVE YEARS, AND FIVE YEARS

CAME AND WENT, BUT I

WANTED TO MOVE ON.

AND HE WASN'T ACCEPTING IT

AT ALL.

I WROTE THAT SONG BECAUSE

IT WAS A LOVE-HATE

RELATIONSHIP, LIKE IT IS

WITH MANY BUSINESS

PARTNERS.

AND THEN THAT BECAME A HIT

WITH ME IN THE EARLY

'70s, AND THEN IN THE

EARLY '80s, WITH BURT

REYNOLDS, WE DID IT IN

"BEST LITTLE CHICKEN HOUSE

IN TEXAS."

AND WHEN WHITNEY DID IT,

IT WENT WORLDWIDE.

* AND I WILL ALWAYS LOVE

YOU *

* I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU

* I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU

I THOUGHT, OH, IS THAT

MY LITTLE SONG.

EVERYBODY SAID, THAT'S

WHITNEY'S SONG.

I SAID SHE CAN HAVE THE

CREDIT AS LONG AS I GET MY

CASH.

SHE DID SUCH A MAGNIFICENT

JOB WITH THAT.

Efrem: I TALKED TO

KIRK WEYLAND, THE

SAXOPHONIST WHO PLAYED

THAT SONG FOR HER.

AND HE SAID FOR HIM, WHEN

HE HEARD THAT SONG, HE

ALWAYS HEARD IT AS A LOVE

SONG FROM JESUS CHRIST TO

HIM.

WOW, THAT'S A FIRST.

BECAUSE I'VE HAD PEOPLE

TELL ME THAT TO THEM, THEY

RELATED TO IT WHEN THEIR

SON LEFT HOME AND WENT TO

THE MILITARY.

SOMEBODY ELSE SAID, WELL,

WHEN MY DAUGHTER WENT OFF

TO COLLEGE.

I HAVEN'T HEARD OF IT THAT

WAY.

BUT JESUS WOULD ALWAYS

LOVE ME.

THAT PUTS A WHOLE NEW SPIN

ON IT.

* I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU

Efrem: DOLLY PARTON

IS ACTUALLY BACK ON THE

ROAD FOR A 60-CITY TOUR.

SHE IS TRAVELLING BY BUS,

SO NO HOTELS ARE NEEDED.

SHE SAYS IT IS A

COMFORTABLE JOURNEY, BUT

THE ROAD CAN BE TOUGH FOR

MUSICIANS.

IN FACT, THAT BRINGS US TO

OUR NEXT STORY.

THE ORGANIZATION IS CALLED

"RIFLE," AND THEY'RE

WORKING TO CREATE A

NETWORK OF PEOPLE WHO ARE

OPENING THEIR HOMES AND

HEARTS TO MUSICIANS,

HOPING TO BRING THEM

COMFORT ON THE ROAD.

ROCKING OUT WITH THE BAND

"NEVER FORSAKEN," IS A

BAND'S DREAM COME TRUE.

BUT LIFE AS A TRAVELLING

MUSICIAN ISN'T ALWAYS AS

GLAMOROUS AS IT APPEARS ON

STAGE.

WE LAUGH, WE FIGHT, WE

PRAY.

IT ALL HAPPENS AT ONCE.

THIS IS OUR FIFTH TOUR

SINCE WE ALL LEFT OUR JOBS

AND DID THE MINISTRY

FULL-TIME.

Efrem: THE NEW JERSEY

BAND TRAVELS HUNDREDS AND

THOUSANDS OF MILES TO

PERFORM.

NOT EASY.

A ORGANIZATION CALLED

"RIFO," WHICH STANDS FOR

ROCK YOUR FACE OFF, MAKES

IT A LITTLE EASIER.

WE WANT THEM TO HAVE A

PASSION FOR SERVING

ARTISTS.

WE CREATED A NETWORK OF

CHRISTIAN FAMILIES THAT

PROVIDE HOSPITALITY TO

MUSICIANS.

Efrem: "STUDIO 5"

CAUGHT

UP WITH "NEVER

FORSAKEN," ON THEIR STOP

AT A RIFO FAMILY'S HOME.

THE DOORS ARE OPEN.

HAVE ANYTHING YOU WANT.

THE BEDS ARE READY.

SHOWERS ARE AVAILABLE.

TOWELS ARE READY.

ANYTHING YOU NEED, IT'S

RIGHT THERE.

WHO DOES THAT?

THAT IS THE SAME WAY THAT

CHRIST LOVES US.

WHEN WE DID OUR FIRST

RIFO HOUSE, IT WAS ONLY A

WEEKEND, THREE DAYS.

AND THAT WAS BIG FOR US.

NOW ON OUR FIFTH TOUR,

WE'RE OUT FOR ALMOST THREE

WEEKS.

*

Efrem: FELLOW

MUSICIANS AND WORSHIP

LEADERS AMY AND JACKSON

HARRIS ARE RIFO HOSTS.

THE VISIT TO THEIR HOME

CAME WITH NINE GUESTS.

THE GUY WHO INTRODUCED

ME TO RIFO, AND WE WERE ON

THE ROAD, OVER 100 IN

AUGUST, AND WE'RE SLEEPING

IN THE BACK OF A

CONVERSION VAN -- I DON'T

WANT ANYBODY ELSE TO HAVE

TO GO THROUGH THAT.

I LOVE HOSPITALITY.

AND SO ANY WAY I CAN SERVE

PEOPLE -- I GREW UP IN A

FAMILY OF FIVE, SO I'M

USED TO EVERYONE BEING

AROUND THE HOUSE.

I LOVE HAVING MY HOME

FULL.

Efrem: THAT'S RIFO'S

VISION IN ACTION.

WE SEE OURSELVES AS A

BRIDGE-BUILDING MINISTRY.

AND REALLY CHALLENGING THE

CHURCH TO EMBRACE THE

MUSIC WORLD AS A MISSION

FIELD, AND IT IS OFTEN

OVERLOOKED AND HAS A LOT

OF INFLUENCE IN OUR

CULTURE TODAY.

Efrem: FOR A CLOSER

LOOK AT RIFO'S GROWING

INFLUENCE ON CULTURE,

"STUDIO 5" SITS DOWN WITH

THE MUSIC GROUP "REVERSE

ORDER" NEXT WEEK.

> STILL TO COME ON

"STUDIO 5," WE'RE HEADING

INSIDE THE STADIUM.

THE ODDS SAY THAT I

WILL ONE DAY BE LAYING IN

A BED, UNABLE TO MOVE A

MUSCLE.

Efrem: WITH A FORMER

TENNESSEE TITAN FACING THE

FIGHT OF HIS LIFE WITH

Efrem: NASHVILLE IS

NOT ONLY MUSIC CITY, IT IS

ALSO TENNESSEE TITANS'

COUNTRY.

SO WE COULD NOT PAY A

VISIT TO THE MUSIC CITY

WITHOUT HEADING INSIDE TO

NISSAN STADIUM FOR A LOOK

AT TODAY'S FAITH ON THE

FIELD.

THE GAME OF FOOTBALL IS

JUST -- IT WAS JUST MADE

FOR ME AND I WAS MADE FOR

IT.

WE HAD A GREAT RUN.

I MISS IT.

ITHEY DID A COUPLE OF TESTS

AND THEY CAME BACK IN AND

SAID, TIM, I BELIEVE THAT

YOU HAVE A.L.S.

HE SAID, I WOULD LIKE YOU

TO GET OTHER OPINION, BUT

I BELIEVE YOU HAVE IT.

WOW.

I THOUGHT ABOUT MY

FAMILY.

NOT WANTING THEM TO HAVE

TO GO THROUGH THAT.

YOU NEVER THINK THAT

YOU'LL HAVE TO FACE

SOMETHING LIKE THIS.

AND NO ONE WOULD EVER

CHOOSE IT FOR YOU.

BUT WHEN SOMETHING IS

DROPPED DOWN RIGHT IN

FRONT OF YOUR FACE AND YOU

HAVE NO CHOICE -- YOU DO

ACTUALLY HAVE A CHOICE:

YOU CAN TURN AND RUN OR

YOU CAN FACE IT.

IT HAS BEEN SURVIVED, BUT

A.L.S. SLOWLY BUT SURELY

TAKES AWAY YOUR FUNCTION

AND YOUR NERVES AND YOUR

MUSCLES ULTIMATELY SHUT

DOWN.

IT IS VERY FIERCE.

THE ODDS SAY THAT I WILL

ONE DAY BE LAYING IN A BED

UNABLE TO MOVE A MUSCLE

BUT FULLY MENTALLY AWARE.

BUT GOD HAS JUST SHOWN ME

THAT HE'S GOT IT.

HE'S IN CONTROL.

THE BIBLE SAYS THE LORD

DETERMINES WHAT IS GOING

TO HAPPEN TO US.

I'VE REALLY COME TO PEACE

WITH THAT.

AND IT'S THE FREEDOM OF

GIVING UP CONTROL.

I NEVER HAD CONTROL BEFORE

THE DIAGNOSIS, SO WHY

WOULD I WORRY ABOUT WHEN

I'M GOING TO DIE AND

WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN TO

ME.

ALL I CAN DO IS LIVE

TODAY.

WHEN YOUR IDENTITY IS ONE

THING AND IT IS TAKEN AWAY

AND YOU DON'T KNOW WHO YOU

ARE, SO ULTIMATELY I FOUND

MY IDENTITY IN BEING JUST

A CHILD OF GOD.

ALTHOUGH MY IDENTITY HAS

SHIFTED, IT REALLY HAS

JUST BECOME MORE SOLID.

AND I KNOW WHO I AM.

AND I KNOW THAT GOD HAS

CREATED ME.

SO A.L.S. DOESN'T DEFINE

ME.

THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT

WE WILL NOT UNDERSTAND,

EVER.

BUT I KNOW THIS: GOD USES

ANY CIRCUMSTANCE.

AND IN MY LIFE, IT'S A

MYSTERY, IT'S A PUZZLE.

BUT IT'S MINE.

IT'S MY PRIVILEGE TO WALK

THIS OUT.

AND IT'S THAT

RELATIONSHIP, IT'S THAT

BELIEF THAT A GOD CAN LOVE

YOU DESPITE EVERY SICKNESS

IN MY BODY AND EVERY SIN

THAT I'VE EVER COMMITTED,

HE LOVES ME ANYWAYS.

THAT'S WHAT GOD IS TO ME.

HE WIPES MY GARBAGE AWAY.

AND HE TAKES MY A.L.S.,

AND HE SAYS, TIM, I'VE GOT

YOU.

THERE ARE SO MANY GOOD

THINGS HE HAS DONE.

DON'T CURSE HIM IN THE BAD

TIMES.

HE'S THERE.

HE'S THERE.

Efrem: STILL AHEAD ON

"STUDIO 5"...

*

Efrem: OUR GIRL,

CASEY JAY, TAKES A BREAK

FROM THE STAGE TO BRING

YOU A LIFE-CHANGING WORD.

Efrem: TODAY'S

"STUDIO 5" BROUGHT YOU ALL

THE WAY TO NASHVILLE,

TENNESSEE, MUSIC CITY.

WE ARE ALREADY HARD AT

WORK ON THE NEXT EDITION

OF "STUDIO 5."

HERE IS A LOOK AT WHAT IS

AHEAD.

*

* I BELIEVE

Efrem: WE'RE GOING

BEHIND THE MUSIC WITH

GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING

SINGER MYRON BUTLER.

IT IS A BIG VOID IN MY

LIFE.

AND SO FOR ME, IT FURTHER

PROPELS ME TO BE THERE

MORE FOR MY CHILDREN.

Efrem: HEAR WHY HE

SAYS BEING A FATHER AND

HUSBAND COMES FIRST.

AND SEE WHAT I SHOWED HIM

THAT MADE HIM DO THIS...

OKAY, YOU HAVE TO STOP.

YOU HAVE TO STOP.

[LAUGHTER]

I THINK YOU CALL IT A

GUMBY.

Efrem: I'M GIVING

TODAY'S FINAL WORD TO

GOSPEL RECORDING ARTIST

CASEY JAY.

WE TALKED ABOUT LOVE

TODAY, AND SHE HAS A

MESSAGE OF LOVE FOR US.

THE BIGGEST THING I

WANT PEOPLE TO WALK AWAY

WITH IS THE KNOWLEDGE OF

GOD'S LOVE FOR THEM.

I THINK IT IS SO EASY TO

WALK AROUND ACTING

UNLOVABLE AND TREATING

YOURSELF IN THAT WAY.

WE DON'T SAY IT.

NO ONE WEARS A SHIRT THAT

SAYS, I'M UNLOVABLE.

BUT SOMETIMES THE WAY WE

TREAT OURSELVES AND THE

WAY WE TREAT OPPORTUNITIES

THAT GOD GIVES US KIND OF

SAYS THAT.

SO EVERY TIME I'M

SOMEWHERE, AND I REMEMBER

THE MOMENT THAT I REALLY

WRAPPED MY MIND AROUND

THAT GOD WANTS ME, HE

CHOSE ME -- NOT LIKE I'LL

TAKE THAT PERSON AND GIVE

ME CASEY.

NO, HE CHOSE ME AND HE

WANTS ME AND HE IS

DESIRING OF MY LOVE AND

DESIRING OF MY HEART.

THAT CHANGED MY WHOLE

LIFE.

IT ADDED VALUE TO WHAT IT

IS THAT I DO.

NOT IN A WAY THAT BOASTS

OF MYSELF, BUT THAT HE

LIVES ON THE INSIDE OF ME

AND HE OFFERS ME HIM, AND

I CAN OFFER HIM ME.

AND WE CAN MAKE THIS

EXCHANGE OVER AND OVER

AGAIN SIMPLY OUT OF THE

DEPTHS OF HIS LOVE.

I WOULD SHARE THAT WITH

ANYONE, THAT GOD LOVES YOU

IN A WAY YOU PROBABLY WILL

NEVER BE ABLE TO WRAP YOUR

MIND AROUND.

BUT IF YOU CAN WALK LIKE A

LOVED PERSON AND LOVE

PEOPLE EVEN A WAY YOU EVEN

THINK THAT GOD LOVES YOU,

YOU'RE ON THE RIGHT PATH.

Efrem: THERE IS

SIMPLY NO LOVE LIKE GOD'S

LOVE FOR YOU.

THAT'S IT FOR THIS EDITION

OF "STUDIO 5."

UNTIL NEXT TIME, REACH OUT

AND TOUCH ME ON

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