Country All Over Canada!
July 13, 2012
Jimmy Carter, out Regina, Sk.
Garth just played last night in Calgary ... Eric Church tonight at Craven, Saskatchewan ... if you are looking for some Nashville people in any special area, look to the North right now.
Big festivals like Calgary Stampede and Craven Country Music Festival pay millions for their Nashville entertainment ... I bet this is close to a 4-maybe-$5 million weekend for the Nashville home boys.
Big business and great fans. Tens of thousands camping out at Craven in a little mud and some 80-degree temps ... A little booze, too... maybe...
The Garth show day began with the town's major Country music station shut down by an explosion and fire in the high rise where Shaw Communications houses phone, Internet, radio, you name it ... Still a mess as of Friday ... Garth comes in ... counterfeit tickets show up at Saddledome ... dozens at the least. Garth blows the fans away. Another Garth spectacular.
The Luke Bryan anthem story is fantastic for him. He did nothing wrong and got amazing press coverage. If TMZ didn't know Luke, they do now. Kenny Chesney, stealing the police horse, put him on the map ... and maybe this will break Luke out of the pack. Luke did write some key words on his arm for the MLB All-Star anthem sing ... If you were away, Google it and see all the crazy stuff ... Some social media reaction was nothing less than insane.
Summer in the city. Hot, now some Music City rain. Travel at its peak ... Next stop for me ... NYC and D.C....