I recently witnessed the best country music show of the year so far- Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood. Yes I know, they are not artists I work directly with, but I’m in this business because I love music and will give it recognition whenever it is good or when an artist does the right things. I may also let you know when I feel like a song is doing nothing but taking up valuable space; but I’m not here to talk about the Garth & Huey Lewis single today.
Anyway, if you have seen a show with Keith Urban lately and you don’t vote for him as Entertainer of the Year, you are on crack! I’ve seen him as part of The Ranch and then a few times after going solo. He has always put on a solid show and is a great guy to hang with, but after the show I just experienced I can testify he is hands down the most charismatic and exciting performer in the country format. From his backstage visits with fans and radio, to the inventive production and the powerful show, it was done first class. He gets it! Carrie Underwood opened and she certainly is a star and a nice fit for Urban. A complete home run for the guys and the gals.
Between sets a talented DJ was spinning and mixing music from all genres and all generations. I was impressed how the entire evening was very relevant to the crowd and you could feel the exciting buzz of the house from start to finish.
I am fortunate to be working with Emerson Drive, Whiskey Falls and Adam Gregory because I really do believe they are phenomenal artists, but if all I did was write and talk about my own artists then I would be doing a disservice to you and to myself. We are all in this together and I’m not simply an outlet for company talking points. My mission is much bigger than that.