Webb's View of the 2008 CMA Music Festival

Posted by Webb on 06/13/2008

Since looking adorable isn't quite enough for me to earn my keep around here (I like pricey dog food) they make me go out every once in a while and actually do some work. 

So last week I had mixed emotions about being assigned to cover the 2008 CMA Music Festival.  I love seeing the stars perform, hanging out in the Fun Zone, watching the Dock Dogs make fools of themselves repetitively jumping in that pool, generally checking out the fans, and I've been known to hang out at a honky tonk or two.  But, the heat was really cookin' last week, and if you've never walked on those hot sidewalks without shoes, well you just can't relate.

But I lucked out and got a main assignment of covering the nightly concerts at LP Field.  I had a howling good time.  Friday night was probably my favorite because Carrie Underwood (Woof), Faith Hill, and Keith Urban performed along with several others.  

But every night was a treat.  There's still no better value of entertainment for the dollar than attending the CMA Music Festival.  The list of stars goes on and on....Alan Jackson, Trace Adkins, Rodney Atkins, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift, Kellie Pickler, Sara Evans, Craig Morgan, Sugarland, Dwight Yoakam...way too many to mention.  

So I thought I'd give you a short pictorial tour of what impressed me most from the LP Field concerts.  Here's the dogs-eye view of some of the Country Music stars the way I see em:

Sara Evans Sara Evans

 Rodney Atkins Rodney Atkins

 Faith Hill Faith Hill

 Craig Morgan Craig Morgan

 Keith Urban Keith Urban

 Dwight Yoakam Dwight Yoakam