Thursday, October 30, 2008
So I finally got to go to the Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson concert and it was totally worth the wait! My friend Jamie that I went with was running a little late. I was worried that we would miss part of the show but luckily I had valet parking passes. This is the first time I ever bought valet parking passes and I couldn't imagine going to another concert without one. I was able to pull right up to the Target Center and they took my car and parked it for me. Jamie and I ran inside grabbed a beer and went to our awesome seats. Barbra Jean from the hit show Reba open the concert with a comedy act for about 45 minutes. She was hilarious I found out she was born and raise in Minnesota. She joked around with the audience and talked about why she is proud to be from Minnesota. Kelly and Reba came out on the stage and for 2 hours sang each others songs together and sang a few on there own. They weren't great performers but both of there voices sounded better than they do on the radio or there Cd's so that made up for it. I got to hear every song I love from the two of them and a few great songs that I have never heard. I could go on forever about the concerts but those were just a few of the highlights of my night. I hope they come back to the Target Center or even the Xcel Energy Center so that I can see them again.
Friday, October 24, 2008
I know this might sound a little crazy to some of you but I am convinced that Johnny Cash is haunting me. Every time I turn on the radio one of his songs is on or Heidi Newfields song "Johnny and June" is on. Every time I turn on the t.v. Walk the Line, which is an amazing movie, is playing. Also, I just received the movie Walk Hard, the Dewey Cox Story in the mail. It's a movie that makes fun of Walk the Line. It is hilarious I watched it twice in one night and laughed till I cried both times. So, I thought if I blogged about Johnny maybe he would leave me alone for a little while. On October 14th "At Folsom Prison" was released. It include 31 previously unissued songs that Johnny performed at Folsom Prison. I saw it at Target yesterday for only $9.95 which I thought was a great deal. I could go on for hours about this amazing man and everything he accomplished. If you haven't seen Walk the Line I would highly recommend renting or buying it I guarantee you will love it.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
My friend Jamie and I are getting so excited for the concert on Friday it's pretty much all we talk about. So, I figured I would stop bugging my co-workers, friends, and family and blog about it. I have looked at Kelly and Reba's website at least once a day since I got my tickets and they talk about what a success the tour is. They have been selling out shows around the country and had to add more dates. I am already looking forward to more country concerts and there isn't much out there on the Target Center schedule. I will keep looking into it and update you on the shows I find. Luckly, there are still Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson tickets available and they are dropping in price a lot if you want to come join in on the fun! In a little more than 24 hours I will stop bugging people about how I get to go to the concert and I can start bugging people about how much fun it was!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
I don't know if any of you have heard yet, but Brad Paisley got arrested. When I heard this I was completely shocked! I almost changed my cats name because I named him Paisley after Brad. Luckily, his arrest wasn't real. It turns out Brad is a huge prankster when he is on tour. He hired a man to dress up like a condom and swing about Jewels head during one of her concerts. Jewel decided to get him back. She hired two retired cops to "arresst" Brad when his plane landed in Nashville. Once the cops had him in the car they told Brad he was arressted for excesses noodling. Brad replied by saying, "Noodling? On the guitar? You know what, I am guilty." I no longer have to change my cats name and am actually even happier that I named him Paisley after hearing this story. :)
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
This month is turning out to be a great month! Not only do i have Kelly Clarkson and Reba McEntire tickets, but I just got Loretta Lynn tickets! She is playing at the Mystic Lake Casino Showroom on October 25th and i am so excited to see this great legend. She has been making some of countries most powerful songs over the past four decades. She is very well known for "The Coal Miners' Daughter" which was a hit single, an album, a best-selling autobiography, and an Oscar-winning film. She recently did a duet with Jack White which was a huge success. Anyways, if you are a country fan like me you already know all about Loretta Lynn. I can't wait for her concert and I will let you know how awesome it is.
Monday, October 20, 2008
I know this isn't country related but I just wanted to quickly let all of you know about my trip to Valleyscare. I got there at about 7 p.m. and didn't really know what to think because I have never been there before. The second I walked in I knew I was going to be having a great night. All the main rides were open and they added many haunted houses and mazes. It actually was pretty scary but it was so much fun! If your bored on the weekend I would def. suggest going to Valleyscare because it is totally worth the drive and the money. P.s. make sure you go on the new rollercoaster, the renegade, you don't understand how fast it actually goes until you expeirience it yourself!
Friday, October 17, 2008
I wasn't feeling so hot this morning on my way to work today. I didn't get enough sleep last night (turns out 4 hours isn't enough), I had a stomach ache, and in general was just not ready to start the day. Luckily K102 played one of my favorite songs and it totally picked me up and turned my attitude around. They played "Boondocks" by Little Big Town. Right away I text my friends Joel and Kristen cause I always think of them when I hear this song and started singing as loud as I could. Singing along with the end of the song could cheer up anyones day i am almost positive! I decided I would do a little research on the band to find out more about them. They officially became a band 10 years ago in 1998. Karen and Kimberley sang together at Samford University and in 1994 moved to Nashville. By 1998 Jimi and Phillip finished the band and they have been inseparably ever since. There 2005 album, The Road to Here, was a smash hit and went platinum. There newest album, A Place to Land, is also amazing. It has already had great hits like "I'm with the Band" and "To know Love." Unfortunately they will not be coming to Minnesota any time soon. But, Little Big Town opened for a lady some of you might know named Martina Mcbride. Martina will be performing in Minnesota tomorrow! The Treasure Island Casino tickets are going fast so I am hoping to pick up a pair today.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
My new favorite country song of the month has to be "Johnny and June" by Heidi Newfield. I was not suprised but happy to hear that it finally broke the top 10! I did a little research on this song and found out that Heidi actually spent some time with Johnny and June Cash when she was with her old band Tric Pony. They all recorded a song together. Heidi said she learned so much from spending that time with them that she could have never learned from watching a movie or listening to music. For months I didn't know what one of the last verses was so I also looked that up just incase any of you were wondering the same thing. "More than life itself, no one else, this endless promise, they don't make love like that anymore, is that too much to be asking for...."
I am so excited! I just bought my Target Center tickets to see Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson. They are performing at the Target Center on October 24th. I saw them perform together on GAC and it was amazing. They sing each others famous songs together and the songs sound better than when they originally sang them. When I heard they were going on tour together it took me about 2 seconds to realize I needed to go. I will make sure to tell all of you out there how awesome the concert was and I will post some pictures. After buying my Reba and Kelly tickets I thought I would do a little research to see who else is coming to the great state of Minnesota and this is what I have come up with so far.... Martina Mcbride at Treasure Island on Oct. 18th, Loretta Lynn at Mystic Lake Showroom on Oct 25th, Chris Cagle at the Myth on Nov. 14th and Gretchen Wilson at the Myth on Dec. 5th. The best place I have found to buy tickets is through a local ticket company in the cities called Ticket King. There website is ticketkingonline.com. That is who I bought my Reba tickets from and they still have plenty left.
Since I just started this blog I thought I would get everyone caught up on my summer 2008. I went to the most amazing place this summer for the first time called WeFest. I showed up Thursday night at about 10 pm just in time to see Rascal Flatts. They put on an amazing show and it set the tone for the whole weekend. I was surrounded by thousands and thousands of people who all loved country music as much as I did, and were singing along to every Rascal song as loud as I was. Throughout the weekend I was able to see Kenny Chesney, Little Big Town, Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley, and many more. My favorite moment of WeFest that will stick with me forever was listening to Sugarland perform "Stay" in the pouring rain. They sounded amazing and the rain some how added the seriousness of the song. When there weren't concerts going on I walked around the campsites meeting hundreds of people who all had the same mission, to make this weekend one that they would never want to end and would never forget. I def. saw a lot of weird things one being the pool filled with pudding, or the largest slip in slide I have ever seen! I can't wait for the next WeFest and would suggest everyone go because it is worth every cent!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
One of the reasons I love Country Music (I am thinking about starting a list of 102 reasons I love country music to fit with my blog title and with hopes of getting recognized by the Twin Cities premier country radio station K102 - wouldn't it be cool if I was on the radio?) ok, back on task - One of the reasons I love Country Music is that there are so many stars, you have the good girls like Carrie Underwood and Faith Hill and then you have the bad girls like Miranda Lambert and Gretchen Wilson. It's that interesting mix of talent that keeps country music fans hooked on everything from gossip (who's dating / divorcing who?) to new album releases (Taylor Swift in November, Shania Twain maybe never) to who is wearing what and winning what. There is plenty to blog about! Stay Tuned for updates!
It seems everyone is blogging these days so I thought I would join the masses and start me own country music blog...if you know me, you know I love country music so it makes sense. This will be THE (thee) place to read about country music gossip, country music tours, country music tickets and more! Check back often and leave me comments! Country music fans always have opinions, don't be shy about sharing them...I'm not.