Sunday, November 13, 2011

80 Live and Counting

Song Stuck on the Brain: Stuck Like Glue by Sugarland

Angel and I taped the CMA awards and watched them tonight. We grew up on country music and I still enjoy it. Watching the performances had me remembering the live concerts I've seen in the past.

If you've been a follower of my blog, than you probably already know that I'm a huge music fan. Live music is one of the greatest "highs" you can experience. The better the music, the happier I am. Over the years, I've seen a lot of live performances. It went hand and hand with our travel. Every vacation revolved around music in some way. I loved it.

Unfortunately, I don't get to travel like I used to. But every once in a while it's fun to take a trip down memory lane to relive those shows. I decided to create a complete list of everyone I've seen preform live. It took some doing. Starting with my very first concert at age 11 (Garth Brooks), to my most recent concert (a Red, White and Boom festival that Maroon 5 headlined). Each show has it's special moments, and I would be hard pressed to choose my favorite, but B.B. King live at his own theater on Beale Street in Memphis would probably win.

It's all in how you categorize them:

Person I'd most want to duet with? Kenny Rogers.

Best live show? N'Sync - especially the Ames, IA show.

Craziest crowd? Hoobastank and Incubus.

Best live musicians? Keith Urban and Rob Thomas. The list could go on...

So here is my list, in alphabetical order. I may have missed a few, but for now the count stands at 80 performers. (Some I've seen multiple times, others were part of group festivals, so I can't say how many concerts I've attended.)

What are your best concert memories? Can you name all your live shows?

Musicians I’ve seen Live:

1. 3LW
2. B.B. King
3. Bare Naked Ladies
4. Beach Boys
5. Black Eyed Peas
6. Bow Wow
7. Branson Brothers
8. Brother John
9. Cherie
10. Christina Aguilera
11. Christina Milian
12. Clay Aiken
13. Dante Thomas
14. Deborah Gibson
15. Destiny’s Child
16. Dream
17. Eden’s Crush
18. Eric Church
19. Eve
20. Fernando Ortega
21. Five For Fighting
22. Garth Brooks
23. Glen Campbell
24. Hoobastank
25. Incubus
26. J.C. Chasez
27. Jessica Simpson
28. Jim Stafford
29. JoJo
30. Josh Gracin
31. Joy Williams
32. Justin Timberlake
33. Keith Urban
34. Kelly Clarkson
35. Kenny Rogers
36. Kimberly Locke
37. Lee Greenwood
38. Little Big Town
39. Liz Phair
40. Louise Mandrel
41. Maroon 5
42. Matchbox 20
43. Meredith Edwards
44. Michelle Branch
45. Moe Bandy
46. N’Sync
47. Nelly
48. Nelly Furtado
49. Newsboys
50. O’Town
51. Oak Ridge Boys
52. Osmond Second Generation
53. Phillips, Craig & Dean
54. Rachel Lampa
55. Ray Boltz
56. Ray Stevens
57. Richard Marx
58. Rob Thomas
59. Ronnie Milsap
60. Samantha Mumba
61. Sawyer Brown
62. Sean P. Diddy Combs
63. Seven Nations
64. Smash Mouth
65. Sonic Flood
66. Stacy Orrico
67. SugaBabes
68. Sugar Ray
69. SuperChick
70. Switchfoot
71. Tech N9ne
72. The Calling
73. The Martins
74. The Osmonds
75. The Platters
76. Third Day
77. Toby Mac
78. Tony Lucca
79. True Vibe
80. Zoe Girl

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