Last Friday the guys and I were driving through Atlanta and thought it might be cool to pop in and do a show in Newnan. We stopped at the bar and pizzeria Me N Eds. We had an awesome time! Thanks to everyone who came out, even though it was last minute.
Saturday night we headed up to Wild Bills in Atlanta to open a show for Travis Tritt. I have to be honest about this one, I was a little nervous about this show. It was definitely a bigger crowd then I was use too. Maybe nervous isn’t the word, but anxious definitely would be relevant. When I stepped on the stage, it was a complete rush. I love huge crowds! I feed off the energy and love making the connection with the audience. We were able to play a whole set pretty much. Definitely one of my favorite shows we’ve done in a while. Following the show, we did a meet and greet. It was awesome meeting everyone who took there time to come back and say hello. It amazing to me how I see the same faces everywhere I go. The people who are not only supporting and observing our careers from the beginning, but I feel as they are growing with us. They’re apart of the family and team if you will! Thanks to Wild Bills and Travis Tritt for allowing us to open up the show. It was definitely a night I will never forget.
Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30 we played the Irish Bred Pub in West Point, GA. When we look at my tour schedule and see the IBP venue the first thing that comes to mind is the load in up those flights of stairs. However, even thought the load in is a bit of a hassle, the shows are so worth it. I told my team before we arrived on Friday that the load in had to be a quick one as it was so hot out. I just had to time it, breaking a record we did it in 17 minutes ha! We had an awesome time there as always. Both nights were a great turn out. Thank y’all for coming out. Can’t wait to coming back in October! -CJ
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Last Saturday, I got to go to Ellijay, GA to play at a concert for a field party. There were a few different artists there to take the stage and we all had an awesome time! As soon as I pulled up, I could tell these were my kinda folks. Haha- the whole vibe and atmosphere definitely took me back home. It was great to play in a setting where everyone was so laid back and just down for having a good time. I also got the chance to meet and throw one back with Bridgette Tatum before the show! She’s a really cool singer/songwriter that I enjoyed talking to a bit. Overall, it was just a bunch of good ol’ country folks throwing a huge party in a field was nothing but a good time. We had a blast and can’t to plan another one. Thanks Talking Rock!
On Sunday, the boys and I headed up to Camp Blue Ridge in Mountain City, GA to play our first show for the Camplified tour! For those of you that don’t know, Camplified is a really cool organization that brings concerts to summer camps all over the United States. There is a group of artists that perform each year and I am fortunate to be a part of this summer’s program.
Now this was my first Camplified show and I had no idea what to expect- I had definitely never played for a summer camp before. But I can tell you now that, after Camp Blue Ridge, I cannot wait to play another one! Everyone was awesome and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.
The first thing I noticed and loved was the diversity of the camp. It was full of counselors and campers from all over the world… literally. I thought it was so cool to hear all of them talk about how close they had gotten and how much they care about one another after only a few weeks of working together at the camp. You could tell that they were like a big family and it was cool to be a part of it for a day.
We were the first act to perform at 7:30pm. And as I said, this was my first Camplified show so I didn’t really know what their response to me would be. But I couldn’t believe the reaction from everyone when we started to play ha.
Many of them had no idea what I’m like or what kind of music I play, yet they rushed the stage and were so excited about us being there to play for them. It was a great energy the whole time. We only played about 5 songs but I was completely drenched by the end of the set. In fact, I was so hot that Masha (a counselor from Trinidad) put me in the freezer in the kitchen to cool off! Haha! Sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do.
Following the show we had a meet and greet! I really enjoyed talking with every single person. They were just as happy and thankful for us being there as we were to be invited. I can’t wait to do another one of these in the future. They really showed that no matter what our differences are like where we’re from …music brings everyone together. Everyone loves music. Thanks to Camp Blue Ridge for having us! It was great meeting you all! And another shout out to the Camplified staff- we’ll see y’all again soon!
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Hey everyone! I just wanted to give you an update from our show on Saturday. It was our first time playing in Peachtree City and the venue, City Tap, was awesome! The owners, Nikki and Julio, are two great people and wonderful to work with. I was at a loss for words when I saw how many of y’all came out. That’s what I love about doing shows for all ages- it is always a pleasure being able to connect with some of the younger fans and holding events that the whole family can come to.
Musically, I decided to change it up a little bit- I wanted it to be high energy, for sure, but I wanted to throw in some different songs for this show. So, the guys and I made a new set list and I was so happy when most of you that I spoke with after the show complimented it! We like to make it a fresh experience for y’all every time that you come out so it made me happy to hear that everyone enjoyed it.
Most importantly, I want to thank y’all for continuing to come out and supporting me and my music. I love seeing all of you rocking out to the music each and every weekend. I’m so happy that we were able to give City Tap their first packed house! Let’s keep it going and end the summer right. Looking forward to seeing y’all again soon! – CJ
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