If you happen to watch when the show re-airs, look for us! I was fairly noticeable in one of the few bright red (non-glittery) sweaters that evening. And Jim was wearing… well, a bald head should be pretty noticeable since everyone else was wearing cowboy hats!
We were 4th row from the front — in the balcony.
We were probably the only “non-family members” in attendance! Everyone but us seemed to be reliving their youth getting all dressed up in sparkly, glittery, prom-dressy attire and poofing up their hair ceiling-high with hordes of hair spray and other gel-like substances. For a minute there, we thought we’d time traveled back to the 80’s. This was all done in hopes of seeing their son/daughter, brother/sister, or husband/wife take home the award for “Best Christian Country something”.
No photos. Since it was “live” for TV (it aired on GAC), cameras weren’t allowed. Neither were food or drinks allowed in the auditorium. (Guess they didn’t want all of us feeding our faces while the camera panned across the audience all night!)
We should’ve circled the winners in our program for future reference — because we didn’t know any of the singers or musical groups that were up for any of the awards! (Made us feel like our level of “Christianity” wasn’t quite up to par or something for us to be so out of touch with these Christian artists.)
Some of the performers were good — but we were only familiar with a few of them.
We enjoyed seeing Josh Turner (“Long Black Train”) sing live and co-host the show all night.
It was a joy to see the Oak Ridge Boys (“Elvira”).
Ricochet sang “Daddy’s Money”.
New Country star Jimmy Wayne (“Paper Angels”) was fun to watch!
We were also introduced to a new group that we’ll probably be checking out further. We went to this show for the primary purpose of finding some new artists to check out. The only one we were even remotely intrigued with was a group called the The Crabb Family. They rocked! What really made them enjoyable was their stage presence.
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