January 28, 2009

Joe Nichols at Prospectors this Saturday night

Joe Nichols, Cape May 2002

Joe Nichols is playing Prospectors this Saturday, Jan. 31. It's the rescheduled date and I heard through the grapevine that it's sold out. Good thing I got my ticket last weekend while I was there dancing!

It must have been the summer of 2002 when Ken & Debbie still hosted the free line dancing at the convention hall in Cape May on Fridays. I was working as a cocktail waitress and it was dead one Friday night... so I left (in my restaurant polo & black pants) to go dancing. I remember walking in to see two guys on stage, one playing the guitar, one singing. I didn't know who they were but they were good! I was slightly confused because I thought I had left work to line dance. Turns out that I'd left work for a free concert. They had begun playing Impossible when I realized who was playing... groovy surprise!

The surprise free Joe Nichols concert was a prize Joe & Mary won on the radio - 107.3 had a contest for the best answer to the question, "Why should Joe Nichols play at your event" and Joe's event (line dancing [holla]) won. Long story, that was the last time I saw him live.

And we got to meet him...( I didn't realize the shutter speed was set to 60 until the pics were developed, I've got a true appreciation for digital photography)

Joe Nichols, Cape May 2002
I'm stoked! Since that show in Cape May, Joe has come out with Size Matters, Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off, I'll Wait for You, Brokenheartsville, She Only Smokes When She Drinks, Cool to Be a Fool, If Nobody Believed in You, & What's a Guy Gotta Do.

January 16, 2009

Top 10 Country Dance Club Hits from Club Connection

2008 fireworks
Club Connection (aka my Nashville Friends here on released their top 10 Country Club Hits of 2008. The original list can be found on their myspace blog or on .

Here it is:
(with the line dances of course! )
  1. Alan Jackson "Good Time" - Good Time line dance; Happy Radio line dance
  2. The Zac Brown Band "Chicken Fried" - Chicken Fried line dance; Cowboy Rhythm; Sweetheart Schottische
  3. Kid Rock "All Summer Long" - Fast Canadian Stomp
  4. Matt Stillwell "Shine" - Shine line dance
  5. Toby Keith "She's a Hottie" - Fast Canadian Stomp; Two Step
  6. Lady Antebellum "Love Don't Live Here" - Fallsview Rock line dance; Sidekick
  7. Sugarland "All I Wanna Do" - Canadian Stomp; Two Step
  8. James Otto "Just Got Started Lovin' You" - Couples' dance Horseshoe Shuffle, West Coast Swing
  9. Adam Gregory "Crazy Days" - Crazy Days line dance, Walk the Line line dance; Shuffle
  10. Craig Morgan "International Harvester" - Canadian Stomp line dance; Two Step
The playlist on itunes: Club Connection's Top 2008 Country Club Hits