I have never been on a cruise. I’ve talked about it, but I’m not much of a traveler. My idea of a vacation is usually a drive to Pennsylvania or Kentucky to visit family. Or sometimes I’ll go to Gatlinburg for the weekend, that’s a whopping 90 miles from home. And I do go to Nashville whenever I can. But to really travel, or take a vacation — well, that was just never something I was real interested in. I’m definitely the kind of person who would rather stay close to home.
However…. Most country fans are aware of Country Cruises – every year, you can climb aboard an ocean liner with someone from the world of country music … and that brings me to Country Cruise 2010. I think I want to go.
Darryl Worley and Jimmy Wayne, and a few other up-and-coming country artists, will be the artists joining the passengers on this year’s trip. I’ve met both of these guys. In fact, I met both of them at the Appalachian Fair in Gray, Tenn. And they were both totally awesome. Not just on stage, where it goes without saying that they put on great shows – but with their fans, too.
I remember writing about Jimmy when I got home from that performance. There were not enough words in my vocabulary to tell you all how awesome that kid is on stage, and with his fans. If you missed that article – you’re definitely going to want to go back and read it – there are lots of pictures with it, too. And you can read it by clicking here.
I saw Darryl there before I started this web site (I started it in February 2008). So I don’t have an article about that show – but I can tell you it was shortly after Darryl returned to the states from one of his USO tours. He had a better understanding than most of us about exactly what was going on over there, and about how very fortunate all of us are to live in America. His show was great, and I would love the opportunity to see Darryl again. Darryl was also the kind of entertainer who treated all of his fans as if they were just friends he hadn’t seen in a long time.
This is going to be an awesome cruise.You’ll be traveling on the Royal Caribbean’s “Radiance of the Seas”. I just heard about this cruise, but already to two least expensive cabins are sold out! The remaining cabin prices range from $749 to $1300 per person, based on double occupancy, with rooms still available on the balcony, junior suites and even grand suite rooms.
I’m off again – I have some mail to answer and some laundry to do – I do believe I’ll start with the mail. Talk to you soon!