Nashville Trip – Part Two – Sirius/XM Radio and Garth Brooks

by Carrie with Children with 7 comments

For those playing catchup, here’s part one recapping our visit to Nashville this past weekend.  The first half of our 26 hours in Nashville involved an amazing Southern lunch and a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame.  The second half of our trip was all about Garth Brooks!  We got a tour of the Sirius/XM Radio Nashville studios and then made our way to the concert!

I have friends in low places (get it? Garth reference?)…  my dear friend Producer J works at Sirius/XM Radio in Nashville and graciously invited us to stop by and visit the studios.  We are Sirius/XM subscribers and big fans of channel Highway 16.  Every Friday afternoon is the Highway Hot 30 Live Countdown show with Storme Warren and we got to sit in for the live recording.  This week’s show was all about Garth-mania and little did we know that we’d be in on the fun and get interviewed on live radio!  As Storme joked – it was our turn to “entertain America” for two minutes.  He asked me about my love affair with Garth, my favorite Garth concerts (this show was number eight!) and we even got to introduce a song on the air…and we forgot the name of it 🙂   I’m so annoyed that I didn’t take any pictures while we were there! (What was I thinking?!)

After a brief stop at the hotel, we made our way to the arena for the concert. I’m not even sure how to describe it to you, so I’ll just tell you that it was even bigger and better than I expected it to be.  I should also tell you that I cried…a lot.  It was that awesome. Here are some pictures from the show. (ps. I’ve already told Santa that I want a new camera for next year’s Christmas gift.)

I was just a little excited

Picture courtesy of the huge jumbotron!

Rumor has it that Garth will set out on tour again around 2014-15 once his children are grown.  I’ve already told my husband that I’ll be there – no matter the place or time!  I hope you enjoyed my tales of my 26-hour vacation!


  • The Regal Pup

    Lucky girl! Garth was the star I was hooked on when I first started listening to Country in high school. Sounds like you guys had soooo much fun!

  • ChristinaT

    I found you through The Highway on FB. I was on Hot 30 Live too!!! I couldn't tell by the picture if we were there together. I introduced Jason Aldean My kinds party 🙂 The concert was AMAZING — I was there on Friday night. Sounds like you had as much fun as I did in Nashville!!

  • Jackie

    I love XM! We have it in both of our cars and house!! And…. we listen to Highway 16 too!

    I'm glad that you had a great time!

  • Lynn

    Wasn't the concert fantastic. We have seen The Eagles, Brad, Kenny, Carrie, Sara Evans,Sugarland Martina, Reba, Mongomery Gentry in recent months and nothing compares to the atmosphere in the Bridgestone Friday night. Ben and I were the Canadians in the studio. Spending the afternoon with Storme and producer J as a prelude to the concert made the experience that much more special.

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