And I did read Jive1's sticky thread, or much of it anyway. Thanks Jive1 ! Lots of good advice in there. The new country band I joined wants me to step out and sing a song or two. That is something I've never had to do as a bass player. Other bands have been satisfied with me being mute. Is that because I'm not a great singer? Naw, that couldn't be it. The female lead singer will sing perhaps 85% of the songs, the lead guitar player maybe 10%. That leaves a song or two for me. Maybe the drummer will sing one too. Anyway, I'm almost there with one song, and I'm getting the playing & singing at the same time thing down. Good thing they only want a song or two from me though. I haven't tried to memorize any lyrics in years and it is work!