Skynyrd Played at Nashville Rising
June 23, 2010 8:28:48 PM UTC Post #1

I had not posted about going to this event ('cause the friend I was going with just had 3 stints put in last Friday......but she insisted that we go.....I went under protest, but so glad I did). I can't begin to describe to everyone about this concert experience and how many artists they had to preform at ONE show. Each artist did 2 songs (a few just did one song) and Tim McGraw's band, The Dancehall Doctors, backed up all the artists--except for ZZ Top.

Skynyrd preformed very early in the evening and the crowd rose to their feet for the entire set. I will say was a little "strange" to see them up there on stage without the girls, Michael, Peter and Robert. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy seeing Skynyrd under any circumstance and I was proud that they donated their time to help raise $ for the flood victims of Nashville. Skynyrd played "What's Your Name" & "Sweet Home Alabama".

Surprise guest of the evening........Sandra Bullock (the following was from a news report):
Bullock, who was in "The Blind Side" with McGraw, came on stage late in the show to introduce Hill.
"So listen," she told the crowd. "They say a community is only as strong as it's weakest link, right? From the look of it, there are no weak links in this community."
Bullock said she told McGraw she could stage a wardrobe malfunction or a few comedic pieces for the crowd but soon realized she needed to do something more.
"I'm going to contribute some music and I'm going to bring the house down and I'm going to do it Nashville style," she said before strapping on an acoustic guitar and sitting in front of a microphone.
"If I can have some quiet please," she said.
She pieced out the opening riff of "Smoke On The Water" to some of the night's loudest cheers, before introducing Hill.

I can't remember which artist said this, but it was a great comment.........
They talked about how this disaster did not get the national attention from the media as other disasters have in the past. Then they told that the reason was because there was not any looting or fighting, etc. They said that in TN, neighbors took care of neighbors & no wonder that TN is called the "Volunteer State".

ZZ Top set the building on fire with their performance..........(from a news report):
ZZ Top put on one of the evening's most spirited performances, ripping through "Sharp Dressed Man," "La Grange" and "Tush." Guitarist Billy Gibbons noted the star power in the building.
"I'm saying that we ought to just fly this building from town to town and do it every night," he said. "We do things big in Texas, but tonight's gathering, this is really big."

Be proud that Skynyrd was a part of this event!!!!!!!!!!!

Ain't nothing sweeter than a Southern girl!

June 23, 2010 8:39:32 PM UTC Post #1

@ Sweet Home AL Sara .... Bravo, what a great report Sara.. Thanks!

" Here to respect a part of the whole .... the bassmen, Leon & Ean "

June 23, 2010 11:05:19 PM UTC Post #2

@Sweet home AL Sara...... what a post !!!
Sad that a event like this only happens when something hits hard. Just think of money that could be made to help benifit the people in that area if a show like that did hit the road.

June 24, 2010 12:08:29 AM UTC Post #3

Who says our BOYS aint got heart??? Its great that they would volinteer for such a good cause.............. BUT on tha news this morn. when they reported on tha benefit...... NOT A WORD ABOUT SKYNYRD !!!!!!!!!!. corse they menchund all tha country bands!! But I recon it is NASHVILLE..............................


June 24, 2010 12:13:40 AM UTC Post #4

great post sweet sara as always!


June 24, 2010 1:53:22 AM UTC Post #5

Very cool Sara.... Thanks for the update....

Exellent story on Sandra....

I'm not dead, at least not yet, Still Alone, Still Alive, STILL UNBROKEN....

June 24, 2010 4:39:59 AM UTC Post #6

You are all too kind! Love from the South!!

Ain't nothing sweeter than a Southern girl!

June 27, 2010 4:56:00 AM UTC Post #7

I forgot to add about one part of my evening............
We bid on-line for our tickets and we got GREAT seats. With those seats came a pass to a Silent Auction that was held before the concert. Yall should have seen all of the guitars that were signed by different artists who were preforming that night. I found one signed by all the male preformers.....which included the members of Skynyrd that were there. I had gone with a friend, so I called my husband (and sent him a pic also) and asked about bidding on it. He told me to go for it--just don't go over $500. I ended up bidding $440 before we had to leave for the start of the show. I went back later to see if I won.............and I was SO CLOSE.....but I guess it wasn't meant to be.
Oh was fun trying!!

Ain't nothing sweeter than a Southern girl!

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