One of the easiest decisions of the week was choosing to stand in the rain outside of The Station Inn in order to see Vince Gill. In the flesh. In one of the smallest venues in Nashville. I have to say, Thursday night had to be one of my favorites, and will definitely go down in my memory as one of the best musical moments I’ve ever had. The Station Inn not only held Vince Gill, but the famous Bill Anderson, Bobby Tomberlin, and Leslie Satcher. Fans of tried and true country music lost themselves in stories of chance meetings, Little Jimmy Dickens, and the immensity of watching dreams come true. It was truly special and I’m so happy I had the opportunity to take it in. Totally worth the rain soaking me and my hat.
Before heading out to The Station Inn I was sipping wine while Luke Laird, Natalie Hemby, Barry Dean, and Maggie Chapman serenaded us with some of their best cuts. It was no problem with Luke, who could conjure up a number of Tim McGraw songs that everyone in the room was singing along to. Or Natalie Hemby, who effortlessly got us all to rock out and praise the Good People of the world. This was definitely more of the feel-good, hitmaker songwriter rounds, not as many stories but just as many good tracks as any of the others.
Check out the pictures below! Which songwriter would you have most wanted to see? Let me know in the comments or tweet me @JukeboxMixtape!