Country Music Tips Hat to PPL

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Country Music Tips Hat to PPL

Postby Tom » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:57 am

Hey prairiedogs,

A recent concert to benefit The Country Music Hall of Fame saw many big names from the country music world It included former PPL member Vince Gill. It's certainly worth mentioning that a nod was given to PPL.

Keith Urban, Vince Gill Host All for the Hall Concert for Sold Out Crowd
"Keith Urban hosted the annual All for the Hall fundraiser, which benefits the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. An all-star lineup made up of Hall of Fame members, contemporary country stars and newcomers to the scene joined the Opry’s newest member to put on an unforgettable show for a sold-out, rowdy crowd.

This year, Urban and Vince Gill combined forces to choose the show’s theme. “We wanted to celebrate all the great bands country music has had over the last thirty, forty years,” said Gill, who is president of the museum’s Board of Officers and Trustees.

The all-star lineup, including contemporary stars like Thompson Square, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, the Band Perry and more, payed homage to some of country music’s fathers. Performers tipped their hats to names like Pure Prairie League and Buck Owens."

It's great to see PPL still gets recognized in this prestigious setting, an obvious influence to many past and present country music artists. Amie was performed to a delighted audience. Keith Urban strolled into a local bar a few years back the night before a festival in California and performed a rousing karaoke version of Amie mentioning what a big influence PPL had on the music scene. Another guy he was performing with the next day, Toby Keith, listed PPL's Greatest Hits as one of his Top Ten must have CD's.

As long as I'm in this train of thought yet another big name out there in country music that has cited PPL as one of their inspirations, The Zac Brown Band, performed Amie at a recent sold out concert in S.C. While not a country group, as I stated before on here, a new Counting Crows CD has their version of Amie on it.

The train is still roaring around the bend for PPL and what started in 1969 is still moving fast. It's never too late to catch it. Check the tour page, go see what makes thes icons still a force today and an influence on some of the most successful artists in the world.

Have a good one,
Tom Sheridan
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