The performances were, well some of the best that country music has to offer, Stevie Nicks joining Lady Antebellum got me out of my seat and screaming with delight. Country music legend, Garth Brooks, performance took me back in time to my glory days in high school. Everyone at the awards show was thrilled to join him in singing “Happy Birthday” to Merle Haggard for his 77th birthday.
After 30 years in country music and a non-stop top artist his entire career, the man of country music George Straight, took “Entertainer of the Year”. Talent like his has never before been heard by country music fans and possibly never be replicated.
When Florida Georgia line came on stage to announce the fan voted “New Artist of the Year,” I was back on the edge of my seat. Cabela’s ambassador Justin Moore was a nominee, he is our team, having lobbied for him on social media, when he was announced the winner, it really was a win for everyone in the country that loves the outdoors, hunting and fishing. Justin embodies our heritage and is working tirelessly to ensure the continuation of our great legacy.
A HUGE thank you goes out to Shawn Cassidy and RFDTV for the outstanding seats. Thank you so much!