Since my first National opener on the main stage at Indian Ranch in Webster MA, I have always kept the memories of this venue close to my heart.
So honored to be the only local/regional artist to make it into the Indian Ranch Gallery of performers.
So honored ....
This was my very first National show opening for country legend Waylon Jennings. When I finished my show I had a brief conversation with him about my career backstage. He was kind and supportive.
Perhaps the greatest show of my career, Travelled from Nashville to Webster to do this opener for George Jones. 4000 people in the stands. Did all my originals. Press was fair to me. Special thanks to my players who performed with me that day.
Opening for Beaumont Texas country star Mark Chesnutt was a blast. He was nice enough to have me up on his tour bus where this pic was taken. With a slew of #1 hits in the 90's, it was an honor to have the chance to open this show for him.
It's not everyday you get an opportunity to play rhythm guitar for a country star. This is Houston Texas star Doug Supernaw who did a New England CAT Country show in New Bedford MA to promote his billboard smash hit " I don't call him daddy".
I loved opening this show for New England native Jo Dee Messina. At the time she had many hits on Curb records. We had a good amount of time to chat about life and everything in between. Seen many of her live shows. One of the best out of MA.
Opening for Columbia Recording Artist Buddy Jewel was a show I will never forget.
The sold out show was held at Bull Run in Shirley, MA. He was promoting his hit "Help pour out the rain". He was the winner on Nashville Star on the USA network.
After the show he signed this photo to me which I will always cherish. He was kind and welcoming. How many stars show appreciation to the opening act? Buddy is a class act.