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?)