All Day Long
Two of a Kind, Workin’ on a Full House
Papa Loved Mama
Two Pina Coladas
“Night Moves” (Bob Seger cover)
Standing Outside The Fire
Live Again (Gabe Dixon cover)
Let It Be (Beatles cover)
Hey Jude (Beatles cover)
Ain’t Goin Down (‘Til The Sun Comes Up)
The Thunder Rolls
Callin’ Baton Rouge
Friends In Low Places
She’s Every Woman
More Than A Memory
Guy Goin’ Nowhere (Ashley McBryde altered cover)
Turn The Page
American Pie (Don McLean cover)
The Today Show was full of surprises this morning for Halloween!
Reba McEntire stopped by (!) to introduces the TODAY anchors as country music legends, including:
* Carson Daly as Billy Ray Cyrus (along with the real Billy Ray!!!)
* Al Roker as Willie Nelson
* Megyn Kelly as Shania Twain
* Hoda Kotb as Blake Shelton (joined by, another surprise, the real Blake!)
* Kathie Lee Gifford as Miley Cyrus
* Savannah Guthrie as Kenny Rogers (one of our favorites!)
* Matt Lauer as a phenomenal Dolly Parton
At the end of the performance, Savannah and Matt sang “Islands in the Stream” together, as Kenny & Dolly!
So much sadness yesterday. Now more than 24 hours out, we’re still beginning to let it all soak in. I was in bed last night at 9:30, with melatonin to try and make sure I’d sleep. But I kept waking up to the sounds we all heard yesterday in all those videos.
This morning, making the kids’ lunches, getting them out to school, taking the Metra downtown, having time in my thoughts … what really struck me was the courage of the first responders. The courage of the country music fans who are just like you and me. Helping one another. In a place they were all excited to go to, for their love of country music. Just like you and I have done countless times in Chicago.
Garth Brooks said some great words yesterday that resonated with me as well:
“When things go bad, doctors go to work. When things go bad, policemen go to work. When things go bad, music & musicians go to work … they need ya. Things have gone bad, they need music, they need the power of that healing. The show must go on … start spreading the love, the greatest power that music holds, which is the power to heal.”
I truly believe these words, for all of us. Lots of love from me to you. Again, for all of us.
Brad Paisley is a guitar guy. And a car guy too. So when he was designing his new tour bus, he wanted to pay tribute to his favorite car: a 1958 Corvette.
To the tune of $1.74 million, Brad added classic Corvette branding all over the bus, upgrading both the tire rims and the leather upholstery (even the interior lighting looks like the tail lights of the Corvette!) … not bad, huh?
The festival is hosted by Zac Brown Band and not only is Zac Brown Band performing both nights, but they also have artists like Kenny Chesney, Jason Mraz, John Fogerty, Willie Nelson and many more!
Music festivals are the best thing about summertime. A couple days of you and your closest friends, tailgating, camping out (optional), but every festival is a great experience and Zac Brown Band puts on an amazing show, so Jump Right In to Whatever It Is, get in line for a Chicken Fried and be happy that it’s not Colder Weather this weekend!