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Who is Arnie Deckwa?
What makes his story so inspirational?
Have you ever started a book you just couldn't put down?

We invite your audience to meet a true American original. A few short descriptions are worth more than a thousand words:



"Once in a lifetime someone comes along who doesn’t fit any kind of mold. I have worked with and around many recording artists and stars in my thirty years in the music industry, including Garth Brooks, Anne Murray, Trisha Yearwood, Isaac Hayes, Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley and many more. But I have never, I repeat never, met anyone who has the personality, drive and desire that this Whidbey Island entrepreneur cowboy possesses."
    Tom Long
    Former membership director of ASCAP
    VP of Anne Murray's publishing company
    President/owner of That-A-Fly Music, Nashville, TN



"In the late ’80s, I was a head seafood clerk at the Kroger Bellevue store near Nashville. One day a cowboy walked up to my counter and asked to speak to the seafood manager. I told him I was the manager and asked how I could help him. He replied with a big wide smile that he hoped he could help me. That was not a usual response, but I would soon learn there was nothing 'usual' about this cowboy."

    David Long
    Seafood Coordinator, The Kroger Company



"Arnie is a true American original and I count it one of my great blessings to have met him when I first moved to Nashville as a 'hungry songwriter'."
    Allen Shamblin, songwriter

    "He Walked On Water", "Don’t Laugh At Me", "I Can't Make You Love Me"  

      and "The House That Built Me"



Arnie has done it all, from being the captain of a commercial fishing boat at age 14, to serving as a Deputy Sheriff. He's built homes and recorded records. He’s team roped in rodeos, got on a bull, written a book, founded a national food company and more..



How did a grassroots kid from a dead end road on a small Northwest island create a company that distributes its products in one of the country's largest grocery chains? Turn this cowboy loose at your event and your audience won't be disappointed! It's an uplifting hour of pure entertainment and inspiration that all started with The Green Glass Bowl.