Sunday, June 12, 2011

Goin' Coastal

Colin's 26th birthday is on June 20th, just over a week away. Colin has recently gotten into the Zac Brown Band, a country music group. Well, a couple of weeks ago, I decided to look up when they may be touring Wisconsin. They just so happened to be performing as part of Kenny Chesney's Goin' Coastal 2011 tour June 11th, which was yesterday. Kenny used to be Colin's favorite singer--like, he's got NINE of his cds. SO, I decided to SURPRISE him with ground floor tickets as an early birthday present!! I kept it a secret for about a week, right up until the day before. I am good.

The concert was at Lambeau Field! It was the first concert EVER hosted at the famous Green Bay Packers field. It was very special, and coach Mike McCarthy even came out onto the stage holding the Lombardi trophy in the middle of Kenny's act. Glory was in the air.  Packer jerseys, a green and gold knit beanie, and even a cheesehead were worn by some members of the bands.

The opening act was Uncle Kracker (Follow Me, Drift Away, Smile). He teamed up later with Kenny on When the Sun Goes Down and Kid Rock's Cowboy, among others.

The next on stage was Billy Currington (That's How Country Boys Roll, Must Be Doing Something Right, People Are Crazy).

Then Zac Brown Band (Chicken Fried, Colder Weather, Free) performed. They really rocked it out on stage. The musicianship was AMAZING. The fiddle player WOWED me on The Devil Went Down to Georgia. It was crazy good.

They sang Highway 20 Ride.

Believe it or not, after a brisk and cloudy afternoon, 5 minutes before Kenny was to perform, the CLOUDS CLEARED and we had sunshine the rest of the evening, and later, a starry moonlit sky.

Kenny came flying through the air!

He was literally 3 feet away from us at one point!

He put on one heck of a show, bringing back old classics, such as Don't Happen Twice, Young, and She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy. He brought Zac Brown Band out later for an awesome rendition of Alabama's Dixieland Delight.


It was one crazy fun evening. There is not much better than a great concert with the love of your life.

Our feet are still killing us from donning our cowboy boots and our ears are still ringing. I was brought back to my roots of growing up a country girl. A farmer's daughter.

"Back where I come from, where I'll be when its said and done. I'm proud as anyone. That's where I come from." ~Kenny Chesney


  1. That looks like so much fun! I bet that was a great concert! So glad you guys had a great time.

  2. What a wonderful surprise birthday gift, sounds liek you two had a wonderful time, beautiful memories to cherish forever. :)

  3. Wow, what a GREAT lineup! THAT was a concert worth going to. :) So glad you had fun!

  4. so jealous! what a great line up of artists! I bet Colin thought it was a fabulous birthday present!! Loved all the pics! :)

  5. Wow! So fun!!! What a great gift!!!

  6. Sounds like fun... I've never heard of these bands from here in Oz :)) He must have had a great birthday :) Love to you always xoxo