04 1 / 2011
Last night in Nashville- sad day. Woke up this morning around 7:15- showered and then two ladies came into my hotel room with this big old toolbox filled with MAKEUP.
It was so cool- I can’t believe people who are successful in the music industry have people like this around them everyday. It was a nice one time thing though!
After figuring out what would look best on camera (cowboy boots- too cliche?), I got in the car- JASON!- and we drove over to the CMT Top 20 Countdown set.
It. was. awesome!
Jamie, who works at CMT in New York, showed me around! We went on all of the floors and went through the offices and everything! Then we finally showed up at the Top 20 set where I met with Evan (the host of the show- who was such a cool guy!) and even the VICE PRESIDENT OF CMT!!!!!! Then we hung out in the greenroom (FOODDD) while Garrett Hedlund went in and interviewed.
It was funny how they did it. When it airs on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (this weekend!), it will look like I interviewed, then Garrett “surprised” me to congratulate me, and then we watch my performance of the song “Country Strong” and then he sat down to interview- not at all what happened. First, Garrett went in to interview, then I met him and told him that I saw him in the lobby of our hotel and he said “Oh yea! You were on your Macbook, right?” haha good thing I was rocking my sweatpants and no makeup look. After we met, we filmed my interview and THEN I performed at the CMT Top 20 Countdown Studio.
So when I first heard that I was gunna be singing at the CMT 330 Studio, I THOUGHT that meant a sit down, recording studio. THEN they informed me I was actually going to be standing up and performing. This stage has been the stage for Reba, Carrie, COLBIE CALLIET!, Everyone.
So much fun :) I really felt like I got along with everyone there! Evan (the host of the show) told the VP of CMT I was the “next big thing”! haha and he even gave me his card! People kept telling my parents that I was a natural on stage, but I’ll let YOU be the judge of that becauseeeee
THE PERFORMANCE WILL BE ON CMT.COM AS EARLY AS THURSDAY!!!!!
Gah, Life could not get much cooler. Tomorrow we will be heading back to bama then the next day I go back to OKC.
Just in case you were wondering, I have a couple of things set up for when I get back:
On January 13th, I will be singing the National Anthem at the OKC Thunder vs. Orlando Magic game which airs on TNT. Be sure to watch/come to the game!
THEN on January 29th, I will be doing a showcase at the Oklahoma Rodeo Opry! I’ll be performing 3 original songs I wrote, so be sure to come check that out!
… I really don’t want to leave. I feel so happy though! I met SOOO many people and have gained so many connections. I graduate in 11 months and then I am moving to Nashville. I know that this is what I need to do with my life- I’ve met so many people who are wanting to help me out when I move here so it’s going to be a great life choice… i hope.
Otherwise I’ll go with plan B- CRUISE SHIP :)
P.S> go on www.cmt.com in the next day or two to see pics with me and Garrett and Evan/watch my performance of “Country Strong”
Watch CMT’s Top 20 Countdown & CMT Insider ALL this weekend starting Friday!