CMA Fest 2013 - Riverfront Artists Announced!
Thursday, June 6
Love & Theft
Friday, June 7
Jo Dee Messina
Saturday, June 8
Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis
Sunday, June 9
Ahhh so excited! #cmafest #taylorswift
Amos Heller and The Agency-
Kristy Lee Cook-
My Time with Charlie Was Short and Sweet!! He’s a busy man these days! So excited that he has been signed to Warner Bro. Label and that he got to play with Gloriana after the CMT Awards. After a great night of seeing all the stars at the Awards, we got to head over to See Charlie and Gloriana Play!
I took Videos of all his songs for you and got a few good pics too!! :)
A new and catchy song Called Rubberband!!
For all the swifties- American Girl :)
Really Love this Song: Want Me too
and Lastly Could it Be
if you have never listened to him, please at least watch one video!! :)
So cute :)
Gloriana Was on and I was hanging with my friend Jacklyn and she Saw Caylee and took me to go say hi and on our way over we Ran into Charlie :) So we talked to him for a bit and we took some pictures in the photo booth! we actually recorded the whole thing on his phone! lol how did that turn out by the way? Hopefully we will see an epic video in the future. :)
This happened lol
It was wonderful to see him and hear him sing live because I’ve been promoting him for awhile now. I will have you know, he is the only Male Artist I promote… that should say something! We Met a little over a year ago at the Very First Speak Now Concert. I’ve only heard his stuff via online access and I have his EP as well! It was really awesome because about 8 months or so ago Charlie asked if I’d be interested in helping promote him online and what not and of course I jumped at the chance! It’s so much fun to connect with him and other fans and just be there for an artist, give them feedback and opinions about things and have them listen to you and trust your judgement.
Truly Thankful for his kindness, generosity and good heart!
So we got to see Gloriana perform and I was not in a very good position for recording but I tried to take some pics :)
Gloriana Performing Kissed You Goodnight, Had a bad spot but love the song
The next time I saw Charlie was on Sunday. If You read My Kristy Lee Cook post, then you know I was going to see him that same day, just right after. I’m thankful I got to do both, but if I had to choose between Kristy’s signing and Charlie’s Performance, of course I would have to choose Charlie! Since I had already seen Kristy several times and part of being on a good street team, is being there to support!
Not gonna lie, this performance was even better than the CMT after party. There was a group of us up front, jamming out to his songs and singing the Lyrics. He said it was so good to see us singing along. I know that means everything to an artist, especially when they are still starting out and don’t have a lot of exposure. To actually see people there who know the words even though the songs aren’t on radio. It makes them feel that everything they go through, the music they make is worth it, that it’s made a difference.
I stood next to a guy named buddy, who oddly enough was the one working the Kristy Lee Cook Line when I went to go see her. haha But he’s in our lil Charlie Group too so it was so cool to meet people from the Charlie Crew :)
I really loved seeing Charlie perform and smile and rock out! It was so much fun! I recorded a bit on got some pics, but for the most part I was just jamming!!!!
He took this one!
I”m in the Black, next to buddy in the yellow :)
Charlie singing Living On Tulsa Time
Charlie Singing Mississippi In July
After he was done he signed stuff, and he had pictures to sign!! I was so excited b/c I didn’t have an official Charlie picture. He was writing a bunch on it lol he said “i’m not writing a novel here.” It said something like Jencita, my friend thanks for everything.” I also got a T Shirt!! yes! and it fits me!!! winning!!!!! :)
We waited for him to be done talking to everyone so we could get a “Crew” picture. :) It was our first time together. Not everyone could be there, but it was nice that so many of us could come out and support him!!!
This is a cool shot i took!
He’s such a nice and wonderful guy! I hung out with Quinton from the crew as well. He’s known Charlie a long time, traveled with him and his old band KING BILLY! So we got some food and headed towards the Riverfront stage cuz Charlie was gonna go there to watch a buddy…. well then it started pouring!! only for like 10 minutes max lol but I got pretty wet! So we were standing under this canopy at a restaurant and saw Charlie walking by and he was gonna go see his friend perform. I told him i think a lot of people cleared out of there, lol but he said he owed it to him to go watch. Thankfully the rain stopped and didn’t come back!!
So i spent the rest of the day with Quinton. It was nice to have someone to do something with. Since I go an support the artists I want and sometimes people you are with want to go to different events. So you are sort of on your own. Unless you go with a parent or something that’s gonna follow you everywhere. But i’m an independent woman! lol
It was sure great getting to know more about Charlie’s background and his band before. I got to meet a lot of his band and go out for pho the next day with some of his band mates. I was sort just stuck in nashville an extra day so they took care of me and took me to the airport at like 2am. :) What good people! I even got to meet another artist who use to be in the band with Charlie, but is now doing his own solo gig too. We went to his house to pick up a copy of his cd. He has a really nice place! it’s decorated with some antique things that just give it this nice vibe. He was really nice too. I didn’t take a picture with any of them though. It’s one of those times where you have to be a normal person and not act like a fan trying to collect pictures with a bunch of different people. lol
So it was pretty cool. :) I’m pretty sure they all asked me If i was obsessed with Charlie like a million times…. lol but no I’m not. I try to update his Fan account via twitter and just started a tumblr for him. But really, I’m just trying to be a good supporter. Someone who goes to the events of the people they love. I love taking pictures and videos so I have something to share with other people and can say here check this artist out. It’s also good for people who are already fans and can’t be there, b/c they love to see all that stuff too.
But what Can I say, he’s got a nice smile. :) Nothing wrong with that!!
Thank you Charlie for all of your generosity and for your friends and band mates for helping me out in Nashville. Nashville sure has some good people! Can’t wait to see you again! Hopefully it’s sooner rather than later! :)
Can’t wait for the new album!!!!!
Be sure to check him out and follow him on twitter @CharlieWorsham
Past CMA Fest Blogs:
Susie Brown- http://jencita.tumblr.com/post/24446527851/susie-brown-appreciation-post
Mallary Hope- http://jencita.tumblr.com/post/25326277108/cma-fest-week-mallary-hope-appreciation-post
Amos Heller and The Agency- http://tmblr.co/ZgL93yNizAua
My Week with Kristy was pretty awesome. :)
I should probably mention how I became involved in knowing about her and her music, well obviously other than American Idol Season 7.
One of her managers is Shawn Pennington who also manages Thompson Square. He wanted me to get involved and help promote her so I told him I needed to check her out and get to know her better. I mean you can’t really promote someone you don’t know. :) So we have been tweeting and chatting a bit before CMA fest so in a way it was like meeting up with a new friend. :)
My first time seeing her would be Thursday night at the Thompson Square Concert. She was one of the opening acts. I was hoping I would be able to recognize her in person… You know how you see people on tv or online but then when you take them out of that environment and just throw them on the streets with us common folk… you never know if you will be able to point them out! lol
Well Thursday was the first night at LP field but I decided to skip, even though I could of gone because The performances didn’t start until about 1030 or so and Thompson Square didn’t go on until midnight. buttttt i wanted a good place in line and I was after all first in line. :) There was an 11 year old girl by me too, Grace. I wasn’t sure if she was one of my twitter followers or not. See I kept seeing people who I think followed me on twitter but not sure… Like they would say hi to me and I would say hi back and act like we were old friends… but they never said who they were… or I would see people who I think recognize me from twitter and wanted to come say hi, but got shy or something and just didn’t. lol well as it turns out, I don’t think she did follow me or she wasn’t even sure. I don’t think she uses twitter much. but she had a little sign on notebook paper and she wrote on their I love t2, Shawna and Keifer and I’m your #1 fan. lol it was cute.
Her dad was there and he does work on guitars for a lot of people, including Keifer and Even Grant and other members of Taylors band and just a whole bunch of people. Grace was telling me she got Keifer’s number out of her dads phone lol!! I don’t think she”s used it though. lol So We pretty much waited in line for idk like 2 hours maybe. which seems rather long and boring. But I totally wasn’t bored at all! I had seen some of T2’s and Kristy’s Team earlier.
I saw Lesley (her other manager) and she introduced me to her mom and told her that I should be on pay roll for them. :)
then as it got near I saw Kristy walk in! She looked so pretty!! I tweeted her!! lol I just saw you! and she tweeted back and asked where and I said going into the wildhorse saloon. and she laughed.
Later Shawn walked by and said to me “of course you’re first in line.” hahaha What Can I say… So we finally got let in. Grace and I headed right to the stage. We were off center, on Shawna’s side <3
It was a lil bit before they got started and I saw Kristy by the tables and I went over to say hi. I was just standing by her b/c she was talking to someone and then she turned and said “Jencita?!” haha I guess I’m pretty recognizable :) I don’t really remember what happened after that. I think I gave her a hug. lol I have the worst memory. My brain also shuts off when I meet someone for the first time. however, I think it went something like she said it was nice to meet me? in person? Anyway I do remember she said she would be hanging out around there for a lil bit because her family was there. I went back to the front of the stage and a lil later Shawn told me to go tell Kristy it’s time to work. So I took grace over and I went and told her and then she said ok and headed back stage.
there were about 5 acts before T2 came on, and Kristy’s was the shortest?!?! WHAT EVEN??!! Not cool… not cool. lol She did great. I really liked the beat and music and you’ll be wanting to put “I don’t Care” on repeat. I recorded it for you. I also love the Country look she has. Not many Country singers actually dress country if they are female. They go for the more glamorous look. But Kristy shows you can still look sexy while looking country. :) - I feel slightly awkward saying that But idk how else to put it! lol
You can also watch her entire performance here:
Seriously though!! Watch it!! the music is Amazeballs :)
For More pictures go here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.189602941166669.39994.189457157847914&type=3
The next day Kristy had a performance at the Bic Soleil Stage at 11am. So I got there a lil early and got front row Center stage. What Can I say… I’m her best fan and we just met! lol I’m just a pretty much amazing fan lol.
I tried to get some good pics and recorded one of her songs about the Military. I wanted to record more but I was having too much fun jamming out! :) It’s hard to sit still and record a song when there’s good music going on. :) I took lots of pics though :) I hope you enjoy some of them. :)
For more Pictures go here:
Here she is singing Airborne Ranger Infantry
After her set she came over and signed and took pictures. :) I brought My American Idol book. lol I tweeted her a picture of it before so she said “you brought the book.” lol I Got a picture with her too. :)
Here we are :)
Later that day Kristy had a singing at the Carl Black booth which was outside in downtown. It’s not something you needed a wristband for or to stand in a hopeful line. They had name tags with a number on it. I guess once they are all passed out or the time of their singing is up then they are done. So I went to go see Kristy again and while I was waiting there was a T2 Cut out!! haha :) I sort of took a picture with it
and Later had Lesley and Shawn take one with it too. :) Lesley is also Kristy’s manager and she works with T2 as well. :)
P.s. i do have shorts on under that… I would just like to point that out!
So I got a personalized picture of Kristy. This one was her official photo so I said “now we’re official.” and she said we were definitely twitter buddies and she tweets me more than anyone. I said same for Shawn. lol :) She’s so nice and sweet and she’s really pretty and she sings awesome too. :) I’m so excited for her album to come out and I hope that some of you will check it out? Maybe? I mean when have I ever let you down with my musical choices? :)
Look how cute our picture is!!!!!!
So as it turns out Kristy had a fashion show with Wrangler the next day! So I went to that :) I was up front center so I could record this video for y’all :)
Then I hung out with Shawn and Kristy’s mom. :) Shawn introduced me and told her a lil about me and then they were trying to come up with a name for me. They kept saying I’m more than just a promoter and needed a title. lol Shawn finally came up with Duchess of Artist Advocacy. Put that on my resume! boom! lol
We took a picture for Susie Brown with her Golf ball, since Shawn is obsessed with Golf lol
After she got off stage she took a few pics with people and the girl who took mine sort of covered the flash so it turned out funky? or cool? unique? lol
Kristy had to wait awhile before they all went on stage for a group type thing. Shawn was over there talking to her. She was peaking out through the curtain. I guess to hide her outfit? lol When they were done her mom said I could go over and say bye. I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it for Kristy’s signing thing the next day b/c Charlie Worsham was playing at the same time. So I was kind of sad because I’m honestly not sure when i will see her again. She has to launch her album and promote it and maybe do a radio tour or something? I’m not really sure right now. But it could be a long time again so I was kind of sad. It was fun going to the events and getting to see her and interact with her and see what a true and genuine person she is.
That’s one good thing I love about country Artists. A lot of them are so friendly and honest and true, not all of them are that way. I’d like to think I have a pretty good judge of character… I also watch people before I decide if they are good people or not. usually everyone just starts off as a bad person until they can prove otherwise. lol Can’t be too safe right?! :)
Well Kristy definitely proved to be good people :) It’s definitely been awhile since Idol and that can be hard for people. To show that they have more to offer people than what that show gave them. She stays very active, training horses and riding. She is on a show called Goin’ country and she hunts and hikes and does all kinds of stuff! It’s really quite incredible. :) She loves God and she treats her body right and doesn’t smoke or drink which I really admire. Not that it’s bad if you do. Just certain people choose not to. We don’t need that in our lives or to have a good time and i respect people who make those choices. :)
Shawn was heading to the airport after the show and Kristy’s mom said i could go over and say hi to Kristy. I was being kind of shy. lol So I gave her a hug :)
As it turned out… Kristy’s signing was from 2:15pm-3pm and Charlie went on at 2:45pm and it was just down the street so I decided I would try to do both. So I got to the convention center Early and sort of just wondered around. The person in charge of the line before Kristy said to just check back there and if there weren’t a lot of people they would just take us right away.
So I was waiting and then they asked if I wanted to meet Jaida Dreyer so I said sure why not and I went through her M&G line.
Soon it was Kristy time! Lesley was there with her and I was glad because Lesley is so nice! I enjoy seeing her too :) :) :) :)
I was 3rd in line to see Kristy. :) I had her sign a picture of herself for a contest I will be having later to help get her promoted. :) I made her a fan twitter which you should all follow! Its called @CookLees and I will follow you back on it :) I also made her a fan Facebook account www.facebook.com/kristyleecooklees
The good thing about fan accounts is that they post more about the artists then the artist does. So i pretty much just find new pictures/videos/articles and post them for everyone to enjoy. Artists themselves don’t have time for all that and even if they did they probably only can have certain things on their official pages. That’s the great thing about being a fan page! Anything goes! as long as it’s positive! So if you want to stay up to date with Kristy then follow her fan stuff!!
I also will be getting a signed copy of her new album when it comes out to give away on her fan sites! So there are perks involved. :) Shawn said he’d get that album for the giveaway. :) Maybe he can get me one too ;) hahaha
So I wanted a lil bit different of a picture since we already had 3 this week, so I decided I was gonna sit on her lap. :) She patted her legs and then it was so funny, when I sat down all these cameras got whipped out and people started taking pictures of us! hahaha. I guess we are pretty adorable and it was definitely my favorite picture with her this week <3
I was really sad to leave, honestly. When you go from seeing someone everyday to possibly not seeing them for a year or so… it’s torture! At least we have media ways to keep us connected. :) I thanked her and Lesley for everything and my week with such great people ended. </3
it was definitely a week to remember. One that can never be repeated or replaced. I’m truly thankful for everything and I’m so glad that I am able to be a part of the lives of such great artists in even a small way. I can’t tell you how awesome it is to have them know who you are and to have them appreciate things you do. :)
I’m thankful to Shawn for getting me on board and I’m thankful to Kristy for being open to having me and for being so kind. :)
So you should all follow her on twitter @Kristyleecook15 and be ready for a great album coming out soon! The single should be out next month I believe. Im really excited for what’s in store. Who knows where the road will lead, I’m just thankful to be able to see where it goes.
I would also like to point out that you should connect with artist while they are on a smaller scale and do things like promote them. You never know when someone is going to take notice or that… when their management and team notices and you get to spend time with your favorite people. That is truly priceless. :) If there’s one thing I learned this week it’s that no artist is too big or small to not notice you.
I had two other artists say they’d seen my tweets or ask if I was on their twitter. (Little Big Town and Sunny Sweeney). So you never know who will notice and if you do truly feel passionate about artists then promote them to no end. :) (Note if they are already huge they probably don’t need a lot of promotion and your efforts although appreciated aren’t needed as much as smaller artists).
So get on board! Check out new music and don’t be afraid to fall in love with someone new. When you close your mind to new things, you can be missing out on something great that might change you for the better.
I know Kristy is going to have a wonderful ride and I hope to see more of you on board with her great music. Don’t make me say I told you so ;)
Thank you again for a wonderful and unforgettable week. I love you <3 :)
AMOS Hello CMA Festers!!!
This Blog is dedicated to the wonderful Amos Heller, well known for his Bass playing skills and mostly seen on tour and doing gigs with Taylor Swift. :) He is after all in the Agency :)
Well Amos let his followers know he would be playing at 12th and porter on Saturday night. I’m so glad I had the chance to go, because I’ve seen so many people tweet about playing there. It’s one of those things you hear about and then get a chance to finally see in person.
Although it’s just a little live bar, nothing overly unique about it. Just a place where many of our favorite artists started out playing. :) I thought more people would show up to support Amos, but I guess you can’t blame them for going to LP field where many other acts like Hunter Hayes, Faith Hill and others were performing that night.
I walked there from Downtown. Wasn’t in a huge rush and plus those taxi rides add up. A little walk never hurt anyone!! When I arrived, Belle and Brandi were already there and they said Amos had already went in to sound check and they got to talk to him for about 15 mins or so. Also Kara was coming!!! So excited!!! I love the Agency Wives :)
Well my phone was dead so i went to the restaurant across the street to go to the bathroom and then i charged my phone for about half an hour. lol When i went back Belle and Brandi said I missed Amos again!! DOH!!! Well soon we went inside then had to wait a lil bit for the venue part to open. We wanted to make sure we were right by the stage… although we didn’t really have to fight any one off for it. lol Pearl Heart Played First. They were 3 girls and they sounded awesome!! you can check out their music here http://www.pearlheartmusic.com/ The Venue was Pretty dark with not a lot of lighting on stage so I didn’t really take any pictures or what not. There were some other performers as well.
Amos Came Back and he saw me and came over and said hi :) He said Kara was finishing up at work and then heading over. :) yay!! So another fan was nearby and asked Belle to take a picture of him and Amos, then I think he saw Kara come in. And asked is that Kara and saw her go up the stairs. Then I saw Grant and Claire upstairs in this balcony type place!!! What?! No way?! Belle and brandi didn’t think we could go up there… as if it were reserved or something, but I thought it would be ok. Grant always says to come say hi and he doesn’t bite. :)
So I went and asked someone if we were allowed to go up the stairs and someone was like why not, everyone else is. lol So I went back and told them it was ok and we went up and said hello! :) I asked Grant if he remembered my name and he said he knew my twitter was Jencita, but didn’t know if that was my name and I told him it was. :) I couldn’t believe he knew who I was :) and he thanked me for being so supportive and that he always sees my tweets and stuff. I told him his tweets get sent to my phone and that he’s funny. :)
I gave Kara such a big hug!! and we talked about Leslie’s wedding. Leslie married Daniel (Taylor’s percussionist) and she went to the wedding so she showed me some pictures :) I told Kara she was my favorite part of the night <3 <3 I just get so excited seeing the wives. I think they are the sweetest people ever and support their men so well. :) I guess because they made me feel so special, I just get so happy to see them. :)
It was so much Fun To hang out with them all. We just stayed there with them and watched Amos perform. We got to take pictures too and then Liz even showed up with her boyfriend (sorry boys). And she came right over and gave me a hug and everyone and then she was like “I don’t know who you (guys) are.” lol in the most friendliest way possible and as it was loud, I said into her ear “Jencita” and she said “ohh I didn’t know you were coming!.” lol and I just laughed lol. I didn’t know she was coming either!! I got to talk to her a lil about Charlie Worsham and how he had a show the next day and she should come. And she told me how talented he is and I told her I’m on his street team. :) It took like 3 times to take a picture with Liz! thank you for being patient!! My flash wasn’t on or something crazy! She was definitely having a good time!
It was fun to watch her, claire and Kara go downstairs and start dancing.
Here’s a video of that!!
Here’s another video of Amos performing
Agustin aka The Swift Agency showed up just before Amos went on. He saw Liz and Claire and went and asked for a pic…. so he was pretty much in Heaven! (He <3 Liz… shhhh #YouDidntHearItFromMe).
Well after Amos was done we decided to go down to a stand by the stage and let them do their thing while we watched the next act. Before Amos left he came over and said goodbye to us which I’m pretty sure is the sweetest thing in the world.
I wanted a picture with Amos and Kara :)
He by no means had to do that and I seriously gained more respect for him because of that. :) It was so awesome to see him Jam out on stage and just focus on him. A lot of times it’s hard to take in everything when you’re at a Taylor Concert because you don’t just love Taylor, you love everyone in the Agency. it’s all just one family. That’s why I’m so glad I was able to go to multiple shows last tour and get to take different pictures each time I went. You can focus on different parts you didn’t see. So it was really fun to watch Amos just totally rock it! He even put his leg up on the stage and went to town jamming.
I recorded some songs for you all so You can pretend you were there. :)
Here’s a Song called Where Was She
It really pays to support the Agency, not just when Taylor is there… but even if she isn’t. Even if they never play with Taylor again, if I had a chance to go and see them I would. They are such nice people and it’s hard out there as a musician. When you’re not on tour with someone, you’re not making money. You get other gigs and play other shows. So I know it means a lot to them to have people come watch them, and be there for them. They’re after all part of our family too. :) #SupportTheAgency :)
OMG And um Brittany and Mike are having a baby!! I’m so freaking excited!!!! :) I think Kara said in September? Maybe? I’m not sure now but how adorable!!!! awww They all need to get on twitter more.. . seriously this kind of thing needs to be announced lol #WhenTheyPointToMyPicturePleaseTellThemMyName :)
Group Pic of Swifties who supported Amos :)
Hello CMA Festers!!!
As this is mainly the first blog entry of CMA Fest, I will just be taking you day by day, event by event but highlighting several of my favorite Artists. This entry is mainly for the wonderful Mallary Hope, but will include some other info for y’all :)
I would suggest getting to Nashville for sure by Tuesday so you can catch the Music City Gives Back Concert :) I changed my flight specifically so I wouldn’t miss it!! and by am I sure Glad I didn’t!.
So I arrived monday and after getting my CMT Award show bracelet I went to the Darius Rucker and Friends Golf tournament so I could see Susie Brown from the Jane Dear Girls. :)
If you are interested in reading about that you can here:
I met up with some girls on Mal’s Street Team so i could get some flyers to hand out for her Fan Club Party (FCP) Thursday. After that I headed downtown towards the show. Mal didn’t perform until about 4:45pm but I wanted to check out the area, see what was going on.
What I did before she performed will be highlighted in another blog :)- let’s Focus on Mallary :)
So I would like to take a moment and address some things that have been bothering me. Please don’t be offended by this, but I feel like there are only a few of us who are really excited and want to spread the HOPE. I know it’s hard. Trust me… I’m a shy person if I don’t know you. But I feel so bad for Mal. She’s been trying so hard to get her music out there and she has to promote herself! She gives us free music guys! She goes in the studio. writes a new song, then uploads a Twit vid so we can listen. Who else does that?!
It’s been a hard road for her. So if you want Mal to be successful, then you have to help her! Girl can’t do it all on her own. That being said. When you are watching her perform… why is everyone standing/sitting there silently? I mean I know she literally has the most amazing voice I’ve ever heard… but at least clap, dance around, put your hands in the air. If you want others to get excited about Mallary, they need to see YOU (her fans) getting excited. Excitement is contagious. People see you having a good time, enjoying a show, they want to do the same.
When Mal Came on, I held up my posters in the air and she saw them and gave me the cool head nod. lol I even had someone ask if they could have one. I’m not complaining to be a perfect fan, or even the best fan. No, there are better fans that me. But I want to share with you my experiences, my way of doing things, because it has been noticed by a lot of people, not just fans, but artists themselves.
I was very excited to see Mallary Perform. She did an amazing job and blows my mind. I cannot wait for her to blow up and get huge.
Another thing that has me thinking, while we are at it.
I’ve noticed a lot of fan bases ( particularly swifties- go figure) who are mean to other fans who Have Met Taylor more than once. Because they are jealous. so they lash out and are cruel and start saying things to prove they are better… they have more quality tweets… or more twitter followers… they’re a better swifty… WRONG…. Taylor wouldn’t want to meet someone like you, because you’re exactly the kind of person she wrote the song mean about. That being said… it made me think about how there are some fans that have had the pleasure of meeting artists, such as Taylor and she remembers them. Well she’s pretty good at trying to remember anyway… but there are fans she sees and gets excited about because they have been there for her since the beginning. I’m not one of those people for Taylor… but I am for other artists.
I was accused of only liking smaller artists because they notice me… which I corrected and Said I like Artists who are talented, regardless of where they are on the fame ladder… because the way I see it, “small artists” such as Mallary are going to one day be winning all the grammys and awards and blow everyone out of the water… and 3 years from now when she has millions of followers, I will be one of those people she remembers. Because I was there for her. Because I supported her no matter what.
No one gets mad that I’ve met Mallary about 5 times now. but if it was Taylor… oh it would be DRAMA up the wazzoo. Why is that? because she’s more popular and harder to meet? Aren’t they still just people, who love interacting with their fans?
I know I’m getting off topic, I’m just trying to give somebody out there who’s reading this an opportunity to think about the way they behave. You have to make yourself memorable. If you hear about an artist after they’ve risen to fame, then yes it might be harder to meet them/be remembered by them. But that doesn’t mean you should ever be mean to someone who has been there since the beginning. It’s about the Artist, and they appreciate them no matter what.
If you would like to watch Mallary’s performances I recorded them for you :) Do yourself a favor and give her a chance…. get into her music now while she’s still “small” and make yourself noticeable. Promoting people goes a long way, it’s something an Artist will never forget or be able to thank you enough for.
Georgia Peaches- which she wrote and is on Lauren Alaina’s album
Daughter of The South
I had to wait several Hours before Mal Was on stage again. It was after 9pm probably and she came on to sing a Duet with Clint Black!
I was now 2nd row for that and got out of the big crowd when she finished. I was ready to leave!! Thankfully I caught her when she came off stage and I got to say hi and take pics. And she introduced me to her boyfriend… who I admit… I Facebook stalk on occasion to make sure he’s good enough for her. :) He seems like a nice guy. lol although she called him to come over and Mal said “oh I just got record labeled.” or something like that. lol Meaning, he was busy talking to someone and she got ignored. Hard to explain. lol
Anyway So it was wonderful to see her!!! I passed out Flyers for her FCP on Wednesday after the parade- at the block party. I definitely tripped down a hill… lol it was pretty interesting :) I had to step out of my comfort zone to pass out those flyers! but i did it so we can grow #HOPE :)
was the FCP and I was seated with my friend Agustin aka The Swift Agency :)
My friend Courtney was the table by us! So it was fun to get to meet her :)
Mal Sang quite a few songs and once again I did feel sorry for her… because she’s so funny and awesome and there’s a point when she said “y’all are my fans, you’re suppose to laugh.” You know it’s bad when she has to point it out! Once again… not trying to saying everyone that went to these events are bad fans by any means. Y’all are great for showing up and supporting her. we just need more energy. b/c hopefully someone did come there that just heard about her… and if they don’t see us getting excited to be in the same room as Mallary, to getting to hear FREE music by our favorite artist… then why should they be… you know?
I recorded some of her songs again. not all of them cuz I was trying to enjoy the music. Also some people stepped in front of me for some of them for a bit, so I apologize for that.
This is a new song called Unwanted and you should listen to it if you feel that way!!! and even if you don’t ;)
another song off Lauren Alaina’s album that Mallary wrote is the Locket, which is about her grandparents.
She may have forgotten the lyrics however! lol made for some funny times!
A really awesome song called You Don’t Know Me
Boomerang Again :)
Daugher of the South Again :)
and a super awesome song called You Don’t Deserve me!!
My song never gets played- Hold on Tight… I’m apparently the only one that likes it :P lol
After she sang, there was a quick Q&A session.
We found out her favorite power ranger is the pink one. lol
She also started writing songs when she was very young and got her ideas from lifetime movie channel
After the Q&A session we all took a group picture on stage holding out the #3 as it was her 3rd Annual FCP :)
Then we could line up to meet her. I went first b/c I was already late to Jana Kramer’s FCP. I had Mallary Open her present I got her and I helped her put on her necklace. :)
Took a picture with her :) She’s beautiful. :)
I went To Jana’s FCP and she was already singing when I got there. There were a bunch of people so I couldn’t get any good pics or videos, but I have some from the Music City Gives Back Concert. It was a long wait to meet her,
and She was nice. but then I’m pretty sure she thinks I’m crazy b/c … well see Mallary wrote “King of Apology” and that’s on Jana’s album… so I thought it would be cute if Jana held up mallary’s T-shirt and took a picture… So I asked Jana if she might do that and she was saying how they won’t allow her to take more than one picture, and I explained I didn’t want to be in the picture, just if she could hold it up and take a pic. and she was just confused… and looking at me like seriously why are you asking me to do this… and just not understanding at all. lol But GOSH DARN IT! it was for Mallary and I sent her the pic and she thought it was totally cute. I told Jana that Mallary would love it. lol Oh well… she won’t remember me and I’ll probably never see her again. lol I don’t mind being the crazy girl. It put a smile on Mal’s face… so mission accomplished :)
The next day I went to The Fan Fair Hall at the convention Center where they have signing and what not. I went into Mallary’s Hopeful line as i didn’t win a bracelet to meet her. Thankful they took us right away to go meet her :) I was so excited!!!! A girl I was with didn’t see why i was so excited and said “you’ve already met her.” …. to which I have to say… If you’re not excited to have another chance to see one of your favorite artists…. even if you’ve already seen them twice that week, then there is something wrong! If you lose that spark, that passion… maybe you don’t really love the artist as much as you think you do. For me… I don’t care if it was the 15th time seeing her in one day… I’d probably ask for a picture each time!! bahahaha :)
Since I already had quite a few smiling pictures with Mal, I wanted to do something a lil different. :) This is what we got :)
She just did the 2nd pose all on her own… so I went with it… but i didn’t get the serious face memo. lol
So I was telling her about the San Jose show thats on June 23rd. She’s playing :) I had her sign a picture for my friend Alida who I’ve been sending her Mal’s music and she agrees that she’s awesome! and Mal wrote the sweatest thing on it! :)
“Alida, you have a great friend” :)
Mal was also wearing the necklace i gave her!!! I pointed that out in line and she said “and I didn’t even know I’d see you today.” :) She was definitely glad to see some familiar faces, along with the new. I think it means a lot for them. To see the same people over and over, knowing they haven’t given up on them. that they are still fans. and it’s fun to meet new people, but it’s exciting just to see someone you’ve seen before and feel a lil more yourself around them. :)
After that I was walking out and a lady said “you don’t want to meet them?” In reference to the Willie Brown girls. I didn’t Know I was allowed, but I for sure did. They were so sweet. I really enjoyed talking to them. They said I seemed like such a big fan of Mallary’s and I was talking about Mal for a lil bit and then just about me. They wanted to know what I did and I was talking to them a bit about my nursing job and they just kept saying how sweet I was. They wrote “Jencita, you are the sweetest” on my picture they signed. :)
For More Mallary Pictures go here:
The City of Hope Celebrity Softball game was saturday and it was a great time!!! I went with my Friends Jacklyn and Carlee
The Girls and I were having fun cheering for everyone! Although once again I felt bad b/c Mallary was up or something and I screamed real loud and was like the only one and Mallary Shouted “Thank you!” and I shouted “you’re welcome” lol. then others screamed too.
I have a ton of pics from the game which can be found here:
I also made a Video of her during the game! It was just so funny!!
Lauren Alaina was a riot too. Getting into water fights, chasing people up bleachers.
AInt nothing sweeter than Georgia Peaches :)
Carrie Underwood was pretty competitive!! There was one point where they asked the crowd how many outs her team had. I’m pretty sure it was 3… but the other team said 2… so they were trying to get the fans to decide and Carrie shouted “you should’ve cheered louder!” lol I don’t think she likes to lose. She was also Telling Lauren Alaina to run home and stuff.
Mallary Did a handstand on first base!!
at one point she forgot to tag out the runner at home… cuz she was playing catcher. lol aww poor mal!!!
Mallary also scored a touchdown!! hahaha she’s so funny :)
After they came over and signed! not everyone did, but Mal and Lauren signed for a ton of people!!
It was fun to see them all interacting with Each other.
I had an awesome week with Mallary, and i see her again June 23rd! I can’t wait :) I’ll for sure write another review!!!!!
p.s. i’m sorry if there’s a lot of grammar problems… i don’t really check :) its enough motivation to get me to write these things. lol
Thompson Square Singing I won’t Back Down and Rock and Roll all Nite at CMA Fest- Music City Gives Back
aww Andrea holding Taylor
Inside the Speak Now Exhbit
Photo Credit: @theswiftagency
I love you Momma Swift <3 #CMAfest
One of these things is the same. Can you see it? :)
Amos and Kara!!!! :)
#SupportTheAgency :) Amos’s show during #CMAFest
I love Liz’s bangs!!!
yay Grant and Claire!! #CMA Fest
Carrie Underwood at the City of Hope Softball Game