FOR THE FANS...
Alan Jackson devised the perfect strategy to please the 1800 fans who filled the Bell South Acuff Theatre -- play the hits and give away plenty of cool stuff. Alan got things rolling right away with his latest No. 1 smash, "Drive (For Daddy Gene)," then zipped through "Work In Progress," "Little Bitty," "Where I Come From" and many more. Between tunes, Alan joked with the crowd and drew winners for hats, a signed shirt and Grand Ole Opry tickets. "I appreciate all the support you've given me for the last hundred years," Alan kidded the crowd. Then, as the house lights dimmed and the crowd hushed, Alan closed with an emotional "Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)."
I can die now!" exclaimed Chely when she was surprised at her Wildhorse Saloon fan club party. One of her idols, living legend Loretta Lynn, caught Chely off guard when she suddenly walked onstage. Then actress Sissy Spacek -- who played Loretta in the 1980 movie Coal Miner's Daughter -- dashed out to wild applause. It was a magic moment. The sold-out crowd of fans raised over $100,000 for Chely's Reading, Writing & Rhythm Foundation, while they were entertained by keith urban, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Gary Allan, Diamond Rio, Cyndi Thomson, Steve Azar and Tommy Shane Steiner. A silent and a live auction brought in donations. Perhaps the most-coveted item was dinner with Chely -- which went for a whopping $7,700!
You want to hear some new stuff?" Terri boomed out to 350 boisterous fans at Sound Check studios. The crowd cheered their approval as Terri performed her upcoming single, "I Just Want To Be Mad," and another new song, "I Want To Do It All." Terri made the party a family affair by calling her nieces, Sydney Yuhas and Jourdan Murr, and their friend Tatiana Johnson to the stage, where they sang along on Terri's smash "Better Things To Do." Then Terri spent nearly four hours signing autographs and taking pictures with her fans.
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