The Zac Brown Band tore it up at the CMA’s tonight. I generally don’t approve of people covering this song, but this was amazing. I saw Charlie Daniels sing this once and by the end of the song his bow was completely torn up. I remember thinking “Wow, nobody is ever going to come close to this.” My mind has been changed. I LOVE to see talented, young, musicians just kicking ass. I didn’t even mind that the singing the fiddle playing were done by different people…..
You know you’ve done a good job at the CMA’s when you get a standing ovation and in the pan of the crowd you see Kris Kristofferson beaming.*
Year’s ago, Jason used to see Zac Brown play at a bar he frequented. I remember him coming home all the time saying “Wow, that guy is going to make it big someday.” At the end of this performance, Jason looked at me and said “Wow, I’m sort of bursting with pride right now.”
*How weird is it that I’ve mentioned Kris Kristofferson twice in the last week??