Howdy, so day 1 is in the books & day 2 is going to be just as fun, but man oh man is it hot here. Last night the stadium performers all put on a good show, but Jewel was a bit of a disappointment. Montgomery Gentry kicked it off as only they can, rockin & tearin it up. Kellie Pickler followed & she has really come a long ways as a performer, she was very good. The special unannounced guest last night was Rascal Flatts who were better than I expected. Taylor Swift followed & she was very entertaining. While she is a fine song writer, the poor girl just cannot sing live. They try all kinds of stunts to divert your attention away from that fact, but she struggles immensly with her vocals (the young un's love her though). The same can't be said of Jennifer Nettles though she just takes command of the stage & rules the roost. Sugarland finished the night on a major high note.
Some of the highlights today, Julie Roberts, Neil McCoy, Megan Mullins (one incredibly talented musician if you have never heard of her try her myspace page or something), Jake Owen, Chris Young (Nashville Star Winner), The Lost Trailers, Lonestar, Eric Church (highly overlooked, give his album Sinners Like Me a listen & you'll see what I mean), Ashton Shepard & The Road Hammers.
Carrie takes the stage tonight along with Jack Ingram, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Josh Turner & Faith Hill. Rumors are pretty strong that Keith Urban will be the surprise tonight. Keith & Carrie did a stadium show last night in Fayetteville Ark. for the WalMArt stockholder so they are traveling together.
Sorry about the camera, or lack thereof. I had good intentions, but the IRS had other uses for my money this year, all $4,500 of it.