One Of The Summer's Biggest Concerts Was...
June 10, 2008 at 4:59 AM (PT)
One of the biggest music events of the summer has already taken place in FAYETTEVILLE, AR. From TUESDAY through THURSDAY last week, the BUD WALTON ARENA at THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS presented shows by JOURNEY, KEITH URBAN, CARRIE UNDERWOOD and ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS.
The occasion that brought this all-star line-up together? Not a festival or cause but WAL-MART STORES’ annual shareholders meeting. WAL-MART was the largest music retailer in the country last year, so musicians (and their labels) are eager to maintain good relationships, appearing in the special concerts for the chain, which are also open to the public.
During her performance, UNDERWOOD volunteered that a WAL-MART had recently opened in her hometown, CHECOTAH, OK, and KEITH URBAN changed his lyrics from "Goodbye, city, I’m country-bound" to "I’m WAL-MART-bound."
Check out the full article in THE NEW YORK TIMES.