Nashville, Tennessee - CMA Music Fest Week
Photo Credits: Mechalle Edwards, Elaine Mitchell, Helen Neal, Cathleen Reed
Grand Ole Opry > Nashville Navy Show
Saturday Evening - Wade's week actually started the Saturday before Music Fest with a performance on the Saturday night Grand Ole Opry. Due to the flooding conditions the Opry's relocated to different venues as space was available. This evening the event was held at the Allen Arena, the gymnasium for David Lipscomb University. Jeannie Shepherd was the host for the segment Wade performed on. She's always spot on - knows who is and how talented and makes sure that she expresses that to the audience.
Tuesday morning - Starting an early day, Wade fished in the Porter Waggoner Memorial Bass Tournament.
Tuesday Evening - Ending the day at the Limelight performing in the Nashville Navy show.
Make-A-Wish Benefit > Full Band show at Judge Beans BBQ
Wednesday Evening- A new event for Wade - Ty Herndon's Make-A-Wish Benefit show at the Nashville Palace. Multiple artists performed. Wade was programmed to do 3 - 5 numbers, did 5 and the audience would not let him get away without a sixth one.
Thursday Evening - Out at Judge Bean's to a jam packed crowd - they needed some wall extenders. Lots of out of towners here - Canada, Washington state, Florida, Kansas - from coast to coast and lots of locations in between. All there for the same reason - Wade's performance with a group of stellar musicians. Some of the best country music in Nashville is played right here in the Judge's bar-b-q place.
Wade Hayes Friends Fest Breakfast > GAC Booth at the Nashville Convention Center
Friday morning - Sold out house at the Copper Kettle for Wade Hayes Friends Fest. The Kettle always provides an excellent brunch and a good sound set-up for acoustic music. The porch, with its scenic view of downtown Nashville, is great for meet and greet shots.
Friday afternoon - At the GAC-TV both in the Nashville Convention Center for pictures and signing.
Then off to Minnesota for a benefit show.