July 24th. 2007
“Skinny Dipping With Paris Hilton”
Artist: Perley Curtis
Songwriter: Lonnie Ratliff
Publisher: Okie Acres Music (BMI)
Westwood Int’l. Records - Nashville, TN
Country music artist from Nashville, Tennessee
releases a novelty song about Paris Hilton
It seems like everywhere we turn today there is another story of the adventures and misadventures of the Hilton Hotel heiress Paris Hilton coming at us from every media outlet possible. In these serious times when we are being bombarded with news that the terrorists are gonna blow us up or global warming, according to Al Gore, is gonna burn is up, maybe we just need a little comic relief with our evening news and so far the lovely Ms. Hilton has been there for all of us and delivered numerous tidbits of the most unimportant news a person could possibly ask for.
Unlike the Hollywood movie stars Paris don’t preach to us about what we should or shouldn’t do or think. As far as I can tell she doesn’t take herself too serious and if she thinks about it at all, which I doubt, I don’t believe she expects us to take her very serious either. Paris Hilton just does what she does. Therein lies the complexity of America’s latest media darling. No one is quite sure what it is that Paris Hilton does.
The mystery of Paris Hilton was just too good a target for Nashville to leave alone and sure enough Nashville songwriter Lonnie Ratliff couldnot let the opportunity pass to delve into the Hilton story from the redneck perspective of WWBD. That is “What would Bubba do” for those of you who may have failed the Jeff Foxworthy “You might be a Redneck if” test. With the completion of the “Skinny Dipping With Paris Hilton” song Lonnie Ratliff knew that as a songwriter he had created a fine work of art indeed and all that now stood between him and fame and fortune was the fact that he would have to find someone willing to sing a song about “Skinny Dipping With Paris Hilton” . There are rumors on Music Row that large amounts of cash exchanged hands while others say some photos of a certain party in a very compromising situation were returned along with the negatives. Whatever the case may be the song was recorded by Perley Curtis and is now available to the world and we can all listen and solve the mystery for ourselves behind the song “Skinny Dipping With Paris Hilton“.
Perley Curtis grew up in Exeter, Maine and developed a love of country music and its legends like Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and Loretta Lynn. After first picking up a guitar at age eight, he played his first paying gig when he was just nine years old - at his uncle’s wedding reception.
In the eight years following, Curtis performed in bluegrass bands throughout New England before moving to Nashville in 1988. Since his move to Music City, the skilled singer/songwriter/musician has formed a country band of his own and has also earned a reputation as a skilled dobro and steel guitarist, performing with artists such as: Holly Dunn, Becky Hobbs, Johnny Paycheck, Connie Smith, The Reno Brothers, Del Reeves, Loretta Lynn and most recently, Charlie Louvin.
Although Perley Curtis‘s “Skinny Dipping With Paris Hilton” is less than a week old and does not even yet exist on a CD, thanks to the internet the song is already being played by radio stations in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Norway, Sweden Belgium and Poland and that is just the ones we know about so far. Apparently fantasies about “Skinny Dipping With Paris Hilton” do not stop at America’s shores and borders because Westwood Int’l. Records is already doing a brisk little business of selling .99 cent downloads at their website.
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