Keith Urban checks off fans' bucket list
Lorett Verhelst has been to 22 of Keith Urban's concerts. She's had an ongoing bucket list of Urban-oriented things she wants to do. For his concert, Verhelst came prepared and made a poster to show him her bucket list, what's been checked off, and what she's got left.
Urban completed her list and more.
He pulled Verhelst onto the stage from her front row seat and handed her his signed guitar--one of three that he gave away that night. A tearful Verhelst then received a warm hug from Urban, checking the last thing off of her list. Her friend, Heather Ware Nelson, captured the moment on video and uploaded it to Facebook.
"Wow, just so cool," Nelson wrote. "She cried for at least a half hour from pure happiness. I am pretty sure she slept with the guitar."
93 years old and loving WE Fest.
This is Frank Hutchinson's 37th year straight at WE Fest -- he has been attending since the start.
Frank is 93 years old.
His family recognizes him and his love for country music every year, appreciating the time they get to spend with him at one of his favorite places. Granddaughter Trisa Hutchinson wrote on Facebook "I'm glad I get to be his date each year." Another granddaughter, Frankie Hutchinson, wrote on Instagram "I got my name from him and my first hair cut ... I love you gramps."
Frank will be at WE Fest for the rest of the weekend, enjoying the concerts from the VIP section.
Jake Owen and Brooks and Dunn wow crowds.
When Jake Owen took the stage around 8:30 p.m., fans were ready and excited for his arrival. As Owen sang his hits of "Barefoot Blue Jean Night," "Down to the Honkeytonk," "Beachin" and more, the WE Festers sang along.
In between songs, Owen paused and reflected on the fact that his career started with touring with Alan Jackson and Brooks and Dunn. He made multiple comments on how cool it is for him to be here with Brooks and Dunn performing right after him. Since Jackson wasn't there, Owen sang his "Chattahoochee" which caused the crowd to sing as loud as they could as they danced to it.
Once Brooks and Dunn took the stage, the dancing and singing only got stronger. When they played "Boot Scootin' Boogie," many large groups of people started line dancing to it.
The festivities went late into the night as Brooks and Dunn came back out onto the stage and played a great encore.