This week on America’s Opry Weekend, Keith Urban shares his experience of what it was like for him and his family while he was recently on vocal rest. He says that not singing for that period of time was not nearly as hard as not being able to talk, especially to his three-year-old daughter, Sunny. He could write notes to everybody except for her and it was hard for her to understand. “That was hard, but before I went on vocal rest, I have a cassette deck, an actual, real cassette deck. And I recorded several books onto this cassette tape,” tells Keith. “I would take that up and read to her at night by pressing the ‘play’ button and looking. She would hit the stop button and go, ‘I want you to read it!’” This part of his career was a challenge, but Keith is back! He performed for the first time since his surgery at Opry at the Ryman on February 3, and will make a second appearance at the Opry House on March 9. Click here for tickets!
Also this week, Casey James informed us that he gave his fans an extra surprise on the night of his debut, January 27. He had a lot of fans who traveled a great distance to see him make his debut and they had all planned on meeting at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville downtown before the show. “So I went over there and surprised them all, because they were just all hanging out. It was absolutely phenomenal,” says Casey. “I mean, there were a lot of folks that had flown from all over the country to come see this evening’s two songs. It’s just overwhelming. I mean, it’s times like this I couldn’t be more thankful. I don’t even know what to say, you know?” Casey will be back on the Opry stage on March 16. Click here for tickets!
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