The musical part of the evening began with Clint Ingersoll and his band on stage. They provided the back-up for everyone. Wade took lead guitar and sang back-up for Billy Tarrington for several numbers and then for Clint, then took the lead on a couple of songs.
Time for cake - a large chocolate one and a smaller white one - of course, the message written on top of the cake was “Old Enough to Know Better.” Wade took the stage and sang while the crowd enjoyed the cake. Trent Willmon joined him for a few songs, too.
Wade was given a notebook full of e-mail messages from fans from around the world wishing him a "Happy Birthday!"
It was interesting to watch the different singers working with the band and each other - Wade shifting back and forth from lead guitar and back-up vocals to lead singer. The playlist included only one song that Wade had recorded - “Wichita Lineman.” It’s a favorite of the Judge’s.
It was a great evening and we thank the judge for throwing the Birthday Bash.
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Billy Tarrington with Wade backing
* Poncho and Lefty
* Don’t Think Hank Done it This Way
* Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
Clint Ingersoll with Wade backing
* Barmaid in the Honky Tonk Downstairs
* Working Man Blues
* The Sky is Crying
Trent Willmon with Wade Backing
* Rambling Fever
* Beer Man
* Whiskey River
* Wichita Lineman
* It’s Been a Great Afternoon
* Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground
* The Way I am
* The Cowboy Rides Away
* Empty Glass
* Big City