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On Saturday night, Sept. 13, while I was in Abingdon, Va., watching Bucky Covington’s fantastic show at the Washington County, Virginia Fair … Becky Williams was in Asheville, N.C. at the Sugarland concert (which was opened by Kellie Pickler and Ashton Shepherd).

Becky was kind enough to send me a few photos she took at the show, and said it was awesome! Somehow, I knew it would be, but I haven’t yet learned how to put myself in two places at once (and there are many times when I would like to be able to do that.)

Jennifer Nettles celebrated her 34th birthday the day before the concert, and told the packed house in Asheville, "This is about the best birthday present you could ever get!"

For more dates and locations for the Sugarland Concert Tour, click here.

 

sugarland_concert_16-x600 I really need to send out a huge thank you to Becky for e-mailing these photos to me, and I want to remind any of you who go to a concert, no matter where in the world it might be, to please shoot a photo or two my direction. I’ll be happy to get them put up here to share with everyone.

A little more country news…

 

 

Rodney Jennifer 009 - Copy Rodney Adkins, along with James Otto, Kellie PIckler, Ashton Shephers and Chuck Wicks are five country music newcomers who will be paired with members of the Grand Ole Opry in a new GAC series called, Into the Circle.

The new artists will have one-on-one sessions with Opry members to learn about headlining a tour and selecting songs. They will also learn about managing families, and life on the road. Rodney will be paired with Charlie Daniels, and James Otto with Travis Tritt. Kelly Pickler will have Trace Adkins as her mentor, and Vince Gill and Patty Loveless with help Ashton Shepherd, and Brad Paisley will give touring tips to Chuck Wicks.

 

 

Kellie Pickler 184 The show is scheduled to debut on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 10 p.m. This one has obviously been in the works for a while, since most of these guys are touring right now.

The show will also feature each of these entertainers first Opry performance, as well as recorded performances from earlier this year. Some of the songs we’ll see on the show are Adkins’ "Watching You," Otto’s "Just Got Started Loving You," Pickler’s "Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful," Shepherd’s "Taking Off This Pain," and Wicks, "Stealing Cindarella.

Toby Keith has been recognized by Congress for his "commitment to members of the Armed Forces." Congressman Tom Cole, from Oklahoma, was working on the recognition back in June. I’m not really sure what that means for Toby – maybe he gets a special "Toby Keith Day."

Keep in touch, I love finding your messages in my e-mail, and of course the photos you have to send, too. Leave a comment, or a suggestion for this site whenever you want to. Have a great tomorrow!

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  On Saturday night, Sept. 13, while I was in Abingdon, Va., watching Bucky Covington's fantastic show at the Washington County, Virginia Fair ... Becky Williams was in Asheville, N.C. at the Sugarland concert (which was opened by Kellie Pickler and Ashton Shepherd). Becky was kind...