November 10, 2022
My 14-year-old granddaughter, Hallie, called it, “the best night of my life,” and it was a high-water mark for mine when I took her with me to the CMA Awards on November 9th.
She loves country music more than any of my grandchildren, and experiencing “country music’s biggest night” with her was something neither of us will soon forget. Prior to the show, we walked the red carpet together, and I kept assuring the reporters and photographers that I was, “not robbing the cradle”…that my “date” was my granddaughter.
She loved meeting many of her favorite performers and was thrilled when her very favorite Luke Combs, won Entertainer Of The Year. Moments before his award she had taken a selfie with him. I couldn’t have gotten the smile off her face with a chisel.
I’ve been blessed with many magical moments in my life and my career, and this was definitely one of the best.