Country Music Bucket List

Many of you, some of you, none of you may be happy to know that my country music bucket list now feels complete.

We are a house divided.

You may remember that PhilBillPaul listens to country music because he married me. Attending country music concerts has never been on his bucket list. The Grunter is on his side.

I’ve enjoyed Nashville with the darling twins several times and they got to mark off their bucket list meeting Taylor Swift.

Months and months ago I put a concert date on my calendar.

Only TWELVE (12) concert dates for the whole year. And one was here in lovely Gwinnett County.

I announced it would be my early Valentine’s Day present and I would go by myself if necessary.

Then I forgot until this week.

At 5:00 pm I was searching Craigslist and eBay for last minute tickets to a sold-out show.

The concert started at 7:30 pm.

Living on the edge, that’s me.

On Friday night, I attended that concert and PhilBillPaul was kind enough to accompany me because he’s nice like that.

He was one singer I had never seen live.

Granny told us years ago, “You know he just stands there and sings and plays his guitar.” which made me laugh.

Everyone can’t be Keith Urban.

I might have a few of his songs on my iTunes.

Granny was right.

George Strait stood there and played his guitar and sang for several hours.

It was awesome!

Martina McBride was also amazing as his opening act.

Even if you don’t love country music, go listen to this one and tell me you can open yourself up to a little twang every once in a while.

The Breath You Take

30 years of hits and I’m so glad I finally got to see him live.


What singer or group is on your bucket list that you haven’t seen yet?


One year ago..

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  1. 1
    ~julie says:

    Hmmm—probably anyone that my husband would do a PBP “nice” and take me to! Check out “Hot Grease and Zydeco” on the same list as “The Breath You Take.” Can’t resist something that sounds like rockabilly, even from a country crooner. Probably the last “best” concert I attended would be Tom Petty several years back in ATL. My middle daughter and I were both big fans BUT we had a big sectional cross country meet the next morning (she as runner and me as coach), so we reserved a hotel room located between the concert and meet to grab a few hours of sleep. Great memories!

    • 1.1
      Sherra says:

      LOVE when parent and child can enjoy the same music! I’m sure that’s why I loved seeing Barbara Mandrell with my parents at the State Fair oh so many years ago! She’s no Tom Petty but still a fond memory. 🙂

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    Ann says:

    Hmmmm…George Strait…right up there with Kenny Rogers for me…YUCK! LOL Thankfully neither was playing in Nashville on the several occasions we were there together. Love you!!

    I can’t believe that Martina McBride opened for anybody. She was so awesome in Nashville and brought the house down. Remember when Keith Urban was playing his guitar and looking right at ME from on stage?? That wath the betht night ever! LOL!
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    Melodi says:

    I really like most music – I used to say I didn’t like Rap and now my nieces and nephews have me listening to Eminem (really effective when I am in a bad mood!) My husband likes both kinds of music – Country & Western – so I have seen Martina McBride, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood (she was really good!) Miranda Lambert, Willie Nelson and probably some others I don’t remember. I have three artists on my bucket list – Tom Petty, Rolling Stones and Pink. I think I will go online and look for a concert now! 🙂

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      Sherra says:

      I’ll have to think now if I have anyone else on my bucket list and I better hurry before they’re too old to sing. I think those summer concerts way back when fulfilled me…shall I post a few pictures on the blog from those good times in high school? 😉

  4. 4
    Melinda says:

    hmmm.. Love George Strait but did he sing any of his old stuff? That’s that problem I seem to find most often now, is they don’t sing the stuff I know anymore, lol I am SO not current. and FYI Taylor Swift is NOT country. don’t care if they gave her a bunch of country awards or not but she ain’t country! Last concert I went to was Toby with some girlfriends. Saw lots of country concerts back in the day but I’m just not into loud music and crowds anymore so I’ll just listen to it on my Ipod, thank you very much. Plus the cost of tickets makes me sick!
    Best concert I ever saw was probably right after 9-11. a benefit concert with Styx, REO Speedwagon, Boston, Foreigner, and LYNYRD SKYNRD!! Rocked Lakewood! Woo hoo!!

    • 4.1
      Sherra says:

      I have not paid full price/face value for a ticket in many years! eBay and Craigslist if you can stand to wait until the day of the concert. I agree with you on the outrageous prices of tickets!

      That benefit concert had to be awesome! (even though I’m not a big Lynyrd Skyndrd fan – love all the other groups!)

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    Melinda says:

    hmm… I’ll have to remember that about the ticket prices although how do you get around the volume? LOL Guess I’m telling my age! and my hubby would have agreed with you about Lynryd Skynrd before the concert. Afterwards, he is a HUGE fan!! They were the headliners and they rocked the house! Just call me a southern girl. love me some Lynryd Skynryd!!