Gary Allan and the much needed rain…

Every once in a while, my family accompanies me out to a show.  Sunday’s show (July 8) was at a place we’ve never been – The Woods at Fontanel.  Fontanel Mansion was originally built for country singer Barbara Mandrell but she sold it in 2002.  The Woods is the music venue there and tonight, Shure Endorsers Gary Allan and Corey Smith were part of the performer list on the Country Throwdown tour.

We all loaded up in our vehicle and traveled Northwest about 35 minutes to get to the venue.  Earlier, it had rained at the venue and they were expecting another round before the end of the evening.  Well, that round came in a bit more than halfway through Gary’s set.  We got drenched!  It was refreshing though as we have been hitting heat records all last week.

We did get to catch Corey Smith and hear his great new, fast rising single “The Baseball Song.”  Corey has been singing on a KSM9 for a while now and still enjoying the PSM900 ear systems.

Gary Allan had spent a good part of the day doing meet and greets for all his Nashville based friends.  Just before he hit the stage, we caught a few minutes with him. My son William loves his single “Watching Airplanes”  and “Smoke Ring in the Dark” is a favorite in our family.  Gary is still using a UR2/SM58 wireless and is still one of the most recognizable, interesting voices in Country music.

While we would have loved to have stuck around for the rest of Gary’s set but the rain sent us running for our vehicle.  We were drenched, laughing, and had a great time.  Life is good.

Ryan Smith

Ryan is a Regional Manager of Artist Relations at the Shure office in Nashville, TN. He started at Shure in 1993 in Customer Service and joined the AR team in 1996. Ryan has over 30 years of performance experience playing drums and percussion in various groups and genres. In his spare time he enjoys woodworking, watching movies, videography, and camping with his family. His Twitter handle is @ryan_smith1969.

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