Oh I sooooooo love getting to live vicariously through my readers! It's the next best thing to being able to go to the shows myself.
Reader, Elizabeth, was lucky enough to get to go to the exclusive Darius Rucker show that was taped for CMT last night. Check out what Elizabeth had to say.
I have a review below of CMT's Invitation Only Darius Rucker from last night !
I applied and was accepted. The show was last night,
and it was nothing short of incredible. The show took place in Studio
A at the Opry. It is an old television studio. There were about 150
people in the main audience sitting on couches, stools and benches.
Darius had a full band in a round in front of the crowd. Audience
members were told to submit questions before. About 10 people were
able to ask questions, everything to what were his biggest challanges
in country music, what does he think about seeing confederate flags in
the audience at his shows, and if he could choose to sing or play golf
with Tiger every day for the rest of his life what would he do? He
chose to play golf with Tiger. He said he is so excited to go on tour
with Rascal Flatts this summer because they are going to play SO much
He started the show with Forever Road, followed by Alright, which he
had to sing twice for some reason. Then he sang Let Her Cry, If I Had
Wings, Drinkin' and Dialin' (my personal favorite...but was sad to say
he didn't ever know if it would be a single.) Be Wary of a Woman,
History in the Making, All I Want, and It Won't Be Like This For Long
(which he also had to sing twice). He ended the show with Don't Think
I Don't Think About It. After the show he said, "We'll I think there
is only one way out of here so I will be waiting at the door so get
your camera phones ready!" Darius was very nice when we took pictures
with him, and he thanked everyone multiple times for coming!
Unfortunately pictures weren't allowed at the taping.
The taping was about 2 hours long and will be shortened to an hour for
television. It is set to air at the beginning of July on the dish
network and on CMT on July 24. Brad Paisley recorded his Invitation
only on Wednesday, Reba is recording hers on Saturday, and Sugarland's
has been postponed due to Jennifer's throat infection.
Darius' next stop? He is off to play at Peyton Mannings charity in
Indy...and yes he said some golf would be included!
Thanks so much Elizabeth for sharing your experience. It truly sounds like it was an awesome, not-soon-forgotten evening!