Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Only in Nashville....

Only in Nashville can you see a concert started with a welcome from a few of the TN Titans Players, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, the Titans' head coach - Jeff Fisher, The Mayor - Karl Dean, and The Governor - Phil Bredesen! Only in Nashville will the concert include at least 20 performers including Country Artists, Rock and Roll Legends, Christian Music Recording Artists, a huge Pop "sensation", and a special appearance by an Oscar Award Winning Actress! The concert was called Nashville Rising. It was a benefit concert for the flood victims of May 2010's historic flood in Nashville. It was AMAZING and worth every penny!

The concert was opened by Carrie Underwood..... She sang "Undo It" and "Jesus Take the Wheel" that led into "How Great Thou Art" - AMAZING performance! (If you click the links it takes you to a YouTube video of the performance)

Next up was Blake Shelton....Blake sang "Some Beach" followed by "Hillbilly Bone" with a special appearance by Trace Adkins to help him out on that one!

Lynyrd Skynard was next....They sang "What's Your Name" and "Sweet Home Alabama" - of course!

Next up were Michael W. Smith followed by Amy Grant, Montgomery Gentry, Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan, LeAnn Rymes and Martina McBride! We are just getting started at this point!
At this point there were some presentations of monetary donations made to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee by several companies.

Then came the hit of the night....ZZ TOP!
The played "Sharped Dress Man" and another song but I couldn't tell you what it was - I don't normally listen to ZZ Top but I will be honest - they were probably one of my favorite acts from the night!

Miranda Lambert, Julie Roberts, Jason Aldean, Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, and Toby Keith all performed next.

Then to EVERYONE'S surprise.....Sandra Bullock made a guest appearance!

Almost 4 (yes, FOUR) hours later, the 2 performers who were responsible for putting such a great event together performed for us as well - Faith Hill and Tim McGraw!

What an amazing event for such a great cause!


wendi said...

WOW~ you are right~ only in Nashville! What a great night of entertainment!

Courtney Baker said...

Wow that is AMAZING! I wish I had been there!