I have several posts to write about our trip to Nashville, but I just have to get this one out first. I can't even begin to tell y'all what an honor it was to be included in such a momentous occasion as watching The Wild Feathers play at the Ryman Auditorium. To a SOLD OUT crowd.
Y'all, we got to go to the sound check. That might not sound all that interesting to most folks, but we LOVED it! We LOVED every minute of our whirlwind Nashville visit. It was perfect! Except for the heat. And the traffic. But even those two things didn't spoil our BIG FUN in Nashville!
|This was before and during the sound check. That's right, we got to walk on the Ryman stage. DrummerBoy plays his dad's drums so his dad got to sit up there and play for a bit. It was great!|
It was all about the boys playing at the Ryman but the keyword was family.
All of the moms, dads, sisters, brothers, and extended family of the boys and their wives/girlfriends were there. There were old friends and new friends, too. The family/friend support system of these guys is huge and strong. Maybe this is why the band is made up of such good young men. Of course, we might have been a bit focused on the drummer.
|Such talent! And cute, too! :)|
|After the ENCORE the opening band, Jamestown Revival, came back onstage to sing, With a Little Help from My Friends, with The Wild Feathers!|
There are stories I heard and some I've witnessed that would attest to the character of the members of The Wild Feathers but y'all would be here all day long trying to read about it. Do yourselves a favor and, should the opportunity present itself, go see these guys. You won't regret it! I promise!
I don't know the guy, Tanner White, who recorded this but it's on YouTube and there is an amazing moment where the band stops playing and singing and the SOLD OUT crowd sings. I still get goosebumps. I cannot believe I was there to witness such a momentous occasion for these boys who have worked so long and hard to get there. Well done, guys. Well done, indeed.