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LOVERBOY CONCERT REVIEW – Nashville, TN – Wildhorse Saloon – 09/04/09 (BLOG)

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    Loverboy September 4, 2009 Wildhorse Saloon Nashville, TN

    Concert Review by James Downing

    For each decade in music there are a handful of bands that define the spirit and attitude of those years. The 50′s had Elvis, Chuck Berry, and Bill Haley, the 60′s had The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who and The Monkees, The 70′s had Led Zeppelin, Kiss, Alice Cooper, Peter Frampton, and The Eagles. The 80′s had Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey and the subject of this review, Loverboy.

    Loveboy blew down from Canada and set the rock and roll world on fire with their rock anthems to make their mark music history. Lead by singer Mike Reno, the band chalked up a string of hit singles and lps that have become 80′s classics.  MTV was just getting started and this medium served as a springboard for many artists and bands and Loverboy was right there leading the pack.

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      LOVERBOY CONCERT PHOTOS – Wildhorse Saloon – Nashville, TN 09/04/09 (PHOTOS)

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        Loverboy took the stage for the first time in decades on Friday September 4th 2009, at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, TN.  While Mike Arnold and Tom Thompson were out of town, Brian Hasbrook was there to take the concert photos and James Downing was there to write the concert review. 

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          Tommy Tutone and Charlotte Medley Concert Photos From BB King’s in Nashville, TN (PHOTOS)

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            Concert Blast was invited to an after work party at BB King’s in downtown Nashville, TN. Mike, Brian, and Tom made a Concert Blast appearance to remember the songs of the Nashville resident hit maker, Tommy Tutone (Jenny 867-5309) with opening act singer/songwriter and friend of our show, Charlotte Medley.

            Here’s the link to the Photos which Brian Hasbrook took on the evening of July 16th 2009.
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              CMA WEEK 2009 – Pam Tillis Concert Photos (PHOTOS)

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                During CMA Week 2009, Pam Tills performed at the Wildhorse Saloon on Sunday June 14th 2009.  Here are some pictures from that show as well as backstage photos during Pam’s Meet and Greet with her closest fans.  James Downing was on hand to not only give us the concert review, but to also provide photos to capture the night.  After all, a picture is worth a thousand words.

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                  CMA WEEK 2009 – Pam Tillis Concert Review (BLOG)

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                    Written By James Downing

                    Country music fans are some of the most dedicated fans in music. Each year thousands of them from all over the world make the journey to Nashville, TN to take part in the CMA Music Festival. This year as usual there were concerts, meet and greets with the stars, and fan club parties where the fan can get up close and personal with their favorite singers and bands. Sunday night June 14th 2009, Pam Tillis, daughter of country music legend Mel Tillis, played the Wildhorse Saloon. There was a larger concert going on that night at LP Field so the crowd wasn’t that big, but the fans in attendance were die hard Pam Tillis fans.

                    Pam did a meet and greet before the show where she signed autographs, took pictures with the fans, and did something that I thought was very special. When she first entered the room she told the fans to stick around after they had their pictures made with her. After everything was signed and all the pictures were taken, she did a question and answer session and even pulled out a guitar and sung a song. She wanted to do another song but her husband told her that she was going on in 7 minutes. I have been to many of these meet and greets, but this is the first time that I have ever seen someone make it so up close and personal like Pam Tillis did that night.
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                      Aerosmith Concert Photos – Starwood Amphitheatre Oct. 2007 (PHOTOS)

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                        Aerosmith Photos In Concert  – Starwood Amphitheatre, Nashville, TN October, 2007.  This is the last Starwood Amphitheatre show before Live Nation sold it to developers.

                        Photos By Brian Hasbrook

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                          NICKELBACK CONCERT REVIEW – 1st Show on Dark Horses Tour (BLOG)

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                            Written by Tom Thompson

                            Canadian rockers Nickelback with Seether and Saving Abel, started their Dark Horses Tour in Nashville, Tennessee on February 25, 2009. Nickelback tickets were extremely hard to find since it was a sold out show.

                            The stage was extremely large with three video screens, a very impressive light show, a state of the art speaker system and very powerful protechnics. The stage also had a catwalk that extended out to the crowd about 200 feet. Nickelback started off the show with the first song from their new album, Something In Your Mouth (a song about a guy watching a girl suck her thumb). It did not take them long before they brought out their acoustic guitars and played one of their biggest hits from All The Right Reasons, Photograph.  Lead singer and guitarist Chad Kroeger got the crowd going crazy saying ” I feel like I live in Nashville, we have been here for two weeks, we might as well make Nashville our new home”. Chad’s voice was very strong and sounded great the entire night.

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                              Rick Springfield Returns To Play Nashville, TN Valentine’s Day Weekend (BLOG)

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                                Written by Tom Thompson

                                It’s Rick Springfield’s yearly visit to the world’s famous Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, TN.   This was one great night filled with Rick Springfield music.   This year he made it easier for the Nashville men to charm their Classic Rock ladies for Valentines by taking them to one of his two dynamic shows.  Not only does Rick Springfield have the charisma for the ladies, but he’s a hard rocking guitarist for the guys.

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                                Rick Springfield definitely proved he’s a rocker during his two concerts he performed in Nashville.  Rick began his Friday night show with Who Killed Rock and Roll, rocked through the night with his classic hits as Jessie’s Girl, I’ve Done Everything For You, Affair of the Heart, and many more.  He the night ended with a fan favorite which he penned only a few years ago, Wasted.

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                                  Journey – Cheap Trick Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Sommet Center – 8/7/2008 (Podcast 144)

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                                    Journey in concert - Nashville, TN

                                    Journey in concert - Nashville, TN

                                    It was Thursday August 7th 2008 when Mike, Brian, and Tom enjoyed the invitation from Journey to review the Journey / Cheap Trick concert as the tour makes their stop in Nashville, TN.

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                                      DOVE AWARDS 2008 Press Room – Nashville, TN – (Podcast 131)

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                                        Dove Awards 2008 - Casting Crowns

                                        Dove Awards 2008 - Casting Crowns

                                        Concert Blast! was invited to be part of the press to cover the 39th Annual Dove Awards at the Grand Old Opry House in Nashville, TN. The problem… only 2 invitations came and there are usually 4 of us (3 hosts and a helper).

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