I opened an e-mail early yesterday morning, and the first sentence said, “Hey, what do you know about Keith Urban falling on fans in Memphis?’” My response to that would of course be, “Only what I’ve read on various blogs.”
But it seems Sue was doing more than write to ask me, she was at the concert, and she was writing to tell me what she saw. She wasn’t down front, so was really not close to the accident, but she said Keith fell off the stage into a row of his fans, and one of them had to be taken out by medical personnel.
Sue told me she really wasn’t sure what happened, but it didn’t look like anyone was seriously hurt, and the problem seemed to occur when Keith was trying to make his way into the audience to get closer to fans … a little too close there, Keith. At any rate, she said it looked like the railing the fans were pushing against collapsed, taking a portion of the stage with them, and bringing Keith right into their laps.
I’m glad no one was seriously injured. And, I’m sure this was a real learning experience. Everyone will be a bit more careful the next time.
Jack Ingram, who will be in Kingsport, Tenn., Aug. 20 for their Downtown Concert Series (this is a free concert guys), is currently on the mend after a little incident with a bull, or a cow, or steer … one of those barnyard animals.
Jack was part of the first-ever Tough Enough to wear Pink CBR All-Star Challenge, held last week in Nashville. Country singers rode steers at the bull riding event. Steers are supposed to be less dangerous than bulls. I don’t think Jack would agree with that statement. He only lasted for three seconds when the steer dumped him to the ground. He was taken to the emergency room, and fortunately he didn’t have any broken bones, but he said he was in a lot of pain.
Jack told Hazel Smith, columnist and CMT host, “I feel like I’ve been in a car wreck. That’s my first and last time on a bull. This job is hazardous enough without adding serious bodily harm,” Jack said. Heal up fast, Jack! We want you feeling great when you get to Kingsport.
Country artists Jason Meadows and Trent Willmon were also part of the fund raiser. Trent won the event, and $20,000 was raised for the Tough Enough to Wear Pink, a charity that raises money to help fight breast cancer.
Here’s an older Jack Ingram song for you guys …but one I really like. Is there anything Jack has done that I don’t like? Thinking here…… Nope, guess there isn’t. So here’s Jack and and a little short YouTube clip of “Love You.”
Talk to you guys soon. Take care. Thanks Sue for the info on Keith Urban… and the rest of you out there getting to go to cool stuff, let me know about it, ok? Even if nobody falls off the stage, I’d love to hear about the show you saw, and use your pictures, too! Later!