Thursday, May 19, 2011

Gary Allan Concert

Last night Kevin and I walked over to the Nascar Hall of Fame because they were putting on a free concert in uptown Charlotte.  It was a gorgeous Carolina evening - not too warm, not too cold. 

And helloooooo Gary Allan.

Gary played for about an hour and a half after Josh Kelley.  We didn't get to see Josh because by the time we got home from work, had dinner and walked over there, it was close to 8:45pm which is when Gary started. 

Gary hasn't had an easy life - he and his wife (between them) had 6 children and his wife ended up commiting suicide.  So sad. 

He performed an outstanding concert last night and hope he enjoyed Charlotte.  It was hilarious, he was literally taking shots of Jack Daniels straight out of the bottle.  Then he'd pass it around his band.  They all seemed like great guys and just out to have a laid back, good time. 

And yall - on his last couple songs, his dog came out on stage.  How cool is that?!  You can see him up on the platform under the E. 

Kevin and I met some great folks down there and one of the guys is a singer/songwriter and invited us out to Nashville for the music fest in early June.  Kevin explained to him that he's always wanted to take me (woohoo, I didn't know that til last night!) because I love Nashville, country and live music.  So maybe we'll go this year?  If not, definitely next year! 
Anyway, we had a great time hanging out and listening to some good ole country music!

Tomorrow we're heading to the beach so I'm going to hopefully put up my travel tips.  ;)


  1. Looks like fun. I would have liked to see Josh Kelly but it's such a pain for us to drive back up here after going home.
    Going to email you to see when we 4 can get together again.
    Have fun at the beach!

  2. Sounds like you had a great time! :] Traveling tips would be awesome. Hope you have a wonderful time at the beach.

  3. I can't even express how much I love Gary. Yes, we're on a first name basis (even if he doesn't quite know this). I knew about his wife, but I did not know they have six kids.. wow!
    Lucky you! Sounds like a great time!

  4. So much fun! I have always liked Gary. I didn't know about his 6 kids, but I did know about his wife--so sad. Your shirmp salad looks delish! Have a wonderful time at the beach!


  5. Sounds like a great evening-- I would love to be within walking distance of a fun concert! And I can't believe he was taking shots on stage-- I love it!

  6. Dear Anne,

    How fun!

    Thank you for sharing.


    Coastal Blue Ocean

  7. So much fun! I saw Gary Allen when he opened for Rascal Flatts back in 2006! And I'd love to see Josh Kelley!

    I love that they have these awesome concerts!

  8. Ummmm. I hate you now. Haha. JK. Maybe. Gary is my favorite person ever. I have been to see him, oh, about 6 times in concert. I'd leave my husband and marry him. Don't worry. My husband knows. : )