Once again, right place at the right time.

I was standing backstage at WGNA's Countryfest, minding my own business when guess who walked right by me? Get ready, girls! I have video for ya. 

Country superstar Jake Owen seemed to have a more "let's get out there and do it" approach to taking the stage than anyone else on that beautiful July day. Scotty McCreery was bold too, but seemed to pace around a little bit more before facing the huge crowd.  It's interesting to see how they each psyche themselves up to perform.

Here's how it looked when Jake made his break.

That was cool to watch, I must say.  And here are a few bonus shots that I don't think anyone else can say they've gotten.

Jake with Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry 

photo by Richie Phillips

EXCLUSIVE Photo of Jake's flip flops

photo by Richie Phillips

Sean and Bethany make Jake assume the position and put head through logo

photo by Richie Phillips

That's not all the video I shot, by any means.  If you'd like to see the Scotty McCreery clip, here you go.