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ZZ Top Concert Review – Nashville, TN – The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel – 6/5/2011 (Blog)

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    Posted on 6/21/2011

    ZZ Top In Concert - Nashville, TN - Dusty Hill and Billy Gibbons

    ZZ Top In Concert - Nashville, TN - Dusty Hill and Billy Gibbons

    Written by James Downing

    When I was 15 years old my dad got me a job riding in an 18 wheeler on a route with a guy and helping him unload boxes at each of his stops in Tennessee and Kentucky. One thing made me excited about this job was that the truck driver had 2 boxes of eight track tapes that he carried with him on his route each day. I could not wait to see what he had in the box. The first morning of the job I asked if I could look at his tapes. When I opened the first box he reached over and pulled out a tape and said something like “Let’s go down to Texas.” I told him I had better call my parents if we were going to Texas because they just thought that we were going to Kentucky. He laughed and said “No man, this is ‘That Little Ole Band From Texas’ ZZ Top, you ever heard them?” I told him no as he pushed the tape into the player and the first song that played was “Just Got Paid” I was a fan after that first song. After that day I listened to the local FM station and heard a lot of songs by ZZ Top and found out they were very popular. I went to several of their shows and loved their music more with each album.

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