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COUNTRY JAM 2008 #1

COUNTRY JAM 2008 #1

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    Thanks Fans for coming out again this year.
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    Wow an all nighter just to be first in line!
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    No amount of rain that fell could keep these WGAR fans away from the Jam.
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    The crowd grew large in anticipation of the opening of the gates - or as we call it, the running of the bulls!
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    Thank you Southwest General Health Center for sponsoring the 2008 Country Jam!
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    Fans limber up for the mad dash to the stage.
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    Gates are open...here come the fans!
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    These girls made their own Country Jam tees.
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    The Mantel and Michelle Morning Show broadcasted live before the Jam.
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    Laurie chats with fans about her due date. Lets hope she doesnt go into labor during the Jam!
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    Chuck Collier autographs a Country Jam tee for a loyal listener.
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    And took pictures with the ladies!
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    Fans couldn't get enough of the DJ's autographs. Kat Jackson joined Chuck for an autograph session.
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    Before the show and inbetween acts there was lots to do includung spinning the HeyButler! wheel.
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    Southwest General Health Center provided free blood pressure screenings.
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    The ARMY set up Guitar Hero in the back of their hummer
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    A fan rode the mechanical bull in the saloon.
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    Okay so she got bucked, but she still had a great ride!
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    This year there was wrestling at the Country Jam!
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    And it wasnt just for the boys!!
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    The once empty field filled up fast.
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    Look at the field of fans!
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    These guys turned the concert into a party with a circle of friends.
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    Hey are they playing scrabble? Can you spell Country Jam?
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    No water hole or rain can keep a man from his recliner!
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    The Army had fun shooting tee shirts into the crowd.
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    Keeping with tradition the show got started with the WGAR morning show. The national anthem was sung by a local police officer, Jeff Stancyk.
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    Then Lawless got the show started.
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    The autograph line was long for up and coming artist Crystal Shawanda.
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    Crystal signed autographs before her show because she needed to fly out to appear on the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday night.
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    Even this little guy knows a pretty girl when he sees one.
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    Crystal rocked the stage.
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    With a chart hit like "You Can Let Go" Crystal had the fans reaching for loved ones.
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    Not long after Crystal, James Otto takes the stage.
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    He got the fans to join in right from the start.
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    James can play an awesome guitar.
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    Even acoustic sounds great when James sings.
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    Put your hands in the air and sway like this.
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    After his performance James signed autographs
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    Fans are eager to get James' autographs.
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    James Otto and a fan pose for a picture
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    Next, Lady Antebellum took the stage by storm.
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    Did you know that this trio is climbing more than just the music charts. They are chart toppers with the fans too.
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    Lady A. blasted the crowd with some great harmonies.
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    How about the hit song for the Cleveland fans.
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    After their performance, Lady A signed autographs for the fans
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    Lady Antebellum had a flock of fans swoop in for autographs.
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    The crowd was on it's feet for Phil Vassar.
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    Here's a backstage look at Phil Vassar's Semi.
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    Phil Vassar gets ready to go on stage
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    Fans were chanting for Diamond Rio.
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    Diamond Rio takes the stage
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    How about "One More Day" of Diamond Rio?
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    The morning show started the day and ended it by introducing Dierks Bentley.
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    Dierks hit the stage running.
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    He sang so many hits
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    "What was I thinkin'?"
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    What a star and he has the light to prove it.
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    Even from his knees he made the girls melt.
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    Dierks stopped to refresh!
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    Soft guitar, soft lights.
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    Dierks gets a little help from his friends.
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    With his guitar pointed towards heaven Dierks belts out a heavenly song.