Mary called me in August and asked if I would go with her to Nashville, TN
to see Kentucky native Dwight Yoakam receive a Pioneer Award from the
Academy of Country Music at the Ryman Auditorium on Monday, September 24
She ordered the tickets and here we are!
The "red carpet" experience was fun beyond our expectations.
The awards show was chock-full of country music stars,
and our trip with The Traveling Teapot was just amazing!!
Among the first to arrive was Dierks Bentley, the host of the awards show.
Mary got autographs while I took photos.
Below, Luke Bryan.
Watch for Hunter Hayes, below, to become a big star.
Clint Black, below, honored Roger Miller
Kentucky native Ricky Skaggs, below
was honored by Dailey and Vincent and Dierks Bentley
The place was hopping with songwriters, musicians and singers,
including Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Will Hoge, Randy Houser,
Kelly Pickler, Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris, and more!!
Mary's favorite Dwight Yoakam, below.
with his Pioneer Award
Mary with Eric of the Academy of Country Music.
What a fantastic and fun trip to Nashville!