A long, long time ago I worked for an old boot maker named Jay Griffith, and Jay made boots for Marty Stuart, who was an up and coming young country singer. Marty commissioned a pair of pale yellow cowboy boots with purple inlay and stitching, and I did all of the inlay and stitch work on them. You can see these boots in the liner notes to Marty’s “This One’s Gonna Hurt You” album, although the photo is black and white.
After I left Jay’s shop and went out on my own I decided to try my hand at designing a pair of yellow and purple boots because I remembered Marty’s boots and I thought it was a nice color combination. I added more lavender details and some deep purple morning glories for my version, and I named them “Lavender Lullaby” because I’d heard Rhonda Vincent play her original fiddle tune by that name at Silver Dollar City.