I love those bright lights and country music.

on May 11, 2008 in Movin on up, Ze Bloggy Goodness with 6 comments by

After a FAR less than successful house hunt day in Nashville, there was no better therapy than being surrounded by thousands of the highest quality rednecks, including my family, at the Grand Ole Opry.

Did you know the Grand Ole Opry held this many people? Neither did I. Did you know this many people WANTED to be at the Grand Ole Opry at the same time? Neither did I.

We saw some great performances, and some awesome fashion statements. Let’s start with the great performances.

Dierks Bentley. He was good. Real good.

And my sister Tatum? We are as genetically polar at two siblings can be, but there is this one area that we are quite similar…..

The truth of this video is that Tatum was doing that for 1-2 minutes BEFORE I stopped laughing enough to pull my camera out and video. She’s just a dancer. And a big fan of Dierks Bentley. And is always wanting to be a star on this here blog.

The highlight of the night was seeing cute Carrie Underwood get inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. She was humble and sweet and sang her little heart out. Here she is watching her highlight video that they showed before inducting her.

Then Garth Brooks came out and gave her the trophy. Which was cool as crap.

Vince Gill was absolutely blue grass spectacular. And I never expected to create that term.
Now….. drum roll please….. let us take a few moments on this Mother’s Day to celebrate Country Music fashion at it’s finest.

Marty Stuart. Country flavored ascot? Dreams do come true, people. Let this be your proof.

Mustaches as thick as a chocolate Chick-fil-A milkshake? Same shade but more beautifully groomed? Aaron Tippin, you had me at hairy lip.And the pinnacle, dare I say the most fashion forward experience of my night…..

Turquoise boots. Or as Corporate H says, TURQWUAZE. Or as I say, THE HEAVENLY SHADE OF SHOE.

Yes, these shoes made me want to live in this city MORE. Not less.

If only I could find a house to live in. Hey Grand Ole Opry, do you rent seats out by the month?


  1. carolineb
    posted on May 11, 2008 at 7:01 PM  |  reply

    I watched Tatum over and over and over and over. It almost looks like Pam and Sally aren’t quite sure what to make of such a display.

    God has a house for you.

  2. h.
    posted on May 11, 2008 at 10:37 PM  |  reply

    turqwauze is boss in the realm of colorage.

    and, do you think it’s also the “heavenly shade of house”? … just wondering.

    when i moved to toronto i found a house in less than 24 hours .. that was PERFECT.. after looking for a month. Tru Boo is good at housing and ridiculous at timing. True dat.

  3. Camille
    posted on May 12, 2008 at 3:00 PM  |  reply

    i would have loved being there that night. something about country music always draws me in…more old school stuff i guess with a little new. not the rascal falts CRAP. i mean how does that singer have a career? i will stop because this is a huge soap box of mine.

  4. Marie-Claire
    posted on May 12, 2008 at 10:49 PM  |  reply

    I like how the first picture is entitled ‘rednecks’.

  5. Kelly
    posted on May 13, 2008 at 3:27 AM  |  reply

    Annie!! i am so jealous of the Grand Ole Opry! I miss my country music here in Guate… but I have found a new appreciation for Spanish music… though it is not the same! Please thank Tatum for that dance and Aaron Tippin for the mustache! I am living my country dreams through you!

  6. Aaron
    posted on May 13, 2008 at 5:56 PM  |  reply

    that comment from camille was from me not her, just to clarify.

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