The Nicest Country Stars
Stardom. It can ruin a person. It can fuel a person’s ego to the point that they can’t relate to the common “Joe” or “Jane” like you and I. You would think that it work like this: The more success you have, the more aloof you become. Well, from my experience here over the years, I oddly found that to be complete BUNK (for the most part)
Here are the top 5 nice Country stars that stick in my mind as being off the charts nice!!!
#1. Phil Vassar– Unbelievably nice. Came on the air with us a few years ago…stayed after for almost until LUNCHTIME. He wouldn’t leave!—and guess what? We didn’t WANT him to.
#2. Kenny Rogers. (he’d be #1 if it weren’t for Vassar) A superstar, but you would never, ever know it. Hung out with us, told us personal stories, even came over to my piano and asked me to play a Kenny Rogers song—my hands shook uncontrollably!
#3. Lonestar– (too bad they’re no longer!) They were so much fun on the air. Former lead singer Richie McDonald actually played “Amazed” on my keyboard. That was the ultimate cool moment.
#4. Jason Michael Carol– Met him at last year’s Countryfest along with his wife and son. He was playing soccer with his son before his performance, and you can just tell that he’s a devoted family man. Another guy who was great with listeners, and that’s key for us here at the radio ranch.
#5. Darryl Worley– A new and welcome addition to the list. One of the best meet and greets I’ve ever attended right before our WGNA Winter Concert very recently! He spent a lot of time with each person. Signed everything everyone asked him to sign and never complained. Even if I hated him, I still would have stayed for his show out of respect. But of course, staying was a no-brainer He put on a great show, went out into the crowd, and looked like he genuinely wanted to be there .
There are many many others. But the point here is that being nice to me always wins out. You remember a person for it. You don’t think it makes a huge difference. Hell, they’ll never see us again–why would they care, right?? Well, I for one disagree. Cuz as a wize person once said “Watch it–cuz the people you meet on the way up are the SAME ONES you’ll meet on the way down!!!” (who said that? I think Charlie Sheen!!!)
(Someday I will count down the most annoying stars we’ve met——-Nahhhhh–that wouldn’t be NICE, would it?)