Twenty or so MORE questions because we’ve asked Doug Allen Nash to play along with this silly, little exercise once before. It was two years ago, just before he performed in front of a sold-out audience for the first time at the Empire Arts Center in Grand Forks.
Lucky for us he’s on his way back. Doug will be bringing his acclaimed Johnny Cash & Neil Diamond Tribute show to the Empire at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4. Tickets are on sale now by calling (701) 746-5500 or by going online at empireartscenter.com.
Acclaimed, indeed. Just ask anyone who has seen Doug and his band perform.
Doug is as equally at home on stage as he is on his working Illinois farm. We got to know Doug a little bit with our first round of questioning. Now, we probe a little deeper with Twenty (Or So) More Questions for Doug Allen Nash.
Me: You performed at the Empire two years ago. How would you describe the audience reception you received?
Doug: Outstanding! Warm, down to earth, hard working Americans.
Me: You saw Tony Bennett perform at Radio City Music Hall recently. What are you thoughts on Tony Bennett as an artist?
Doug: An American treasure.
Me: What performer would you rate as a perfect 10?
Doug: Bo Derek.
Me: What do you procrastinate about?
Doug: Sitting at a computer.
Me: What is the most important object you own?
Doug: Guitar and farmland.
Me: Coke or Pepsi?
Doug: Used to be Coke up till 2021. Now ONLY Pepsi.
Me: If your life was a movie, what songs would be on the soundtrack?
Doug: “Miami My Amy” by Keith Whitley, “Seen It Color” by Jamie Johnson, “God Bless the USA” by Lee Greenwood, “Good Directions” by Billy Currington, “Corn Don’t Grow” by Travis Tritt, “Mama Tried” by Merle Haggard, “Sunday Morning Coming Down” by Johnny Cash, “Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised” by Johnny Paycheck, “In the Valley” by Gaithers, “Circle Be Unbroken” by Carter Family, “Marina del Rey” by George Straight.
Me: What terrible movie do you love?
Doug: “Dumb and Dumber.”
Me: What movie has everyone seen that you have not?
Doug: “Eight Mile.”
Me: What job would you be absolutely horrible at?
Me: What’s the most interesting thing you’ve seen or read recently?
Doug: The economic boom in Texas.
Me: Have you ever broken any bones? How?
Doug: Arm ridin’ bulls and punchin’ fools (cowboy slang).
Me: What would you name your boat if you had one?
Doug: Blown Income.
Me: What’s the most useless talent you have:
Doug: Type 1 personality.
Me: How many phones have you broken or lost:
Me: What would you not do for $5 million?
Doug: Something I’d regret.