Alabama at the Minnesota State Fair

Alabama un-retired a few years ago so when they announced their 19th appearance at the Grandstand I knew I had to take the chance to see them.

Mom drove down from the Forks with her friend Karen and Jerry joined us as well.  We spent the afternoon at the fair, ate too much junk food and then saw the show.  Even after all these years the boys can still put on one heck of a show!

A Night at the Opry

I’m in Nashville this week for work.  Had the evening free so thought I’d head over and see if I could get a ticket to the Grand Ole Opry.  I was in luck, got a seat about 10 rows back then went and had some BBQ at Mission BBQ before the show.

Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers opened the show – they still sound great!

Larry Gatlin

Performances followed by:

Scotty McCreery – winner of American Idol Season 10

Bill Anderson

Craig Morgan

Jon Pardi


Chase Bryant


Brad Paisley who then brought out a special guest – John Fogerty!  Amazingly, this was John Fogerty’s first performance at the Grand Ole Opry, what a treat!