Eric’s Trifecta Of Happiness – No It Doesn’t Involve Cookies
Besides the normal things that make a person happy like my wonderful family, great food, and the good Lord above, I have 3 things that really get me going. These are my hobbies, my passions, my stuff. So what are these 3 things, and how did they all come together in one place at the CMA Music Festival?
Well, Thursday at the CMA Fest was a long, and fun day of interviewing country music's young rising stars, but as the day drew to a close, we headed to LP Field for the big show of the night. A show that included most of my favorite current country artists. You see, I not only work in country music, but I love country music. I love old country, new country, any country. It's my number one in the trifecta of happiness. So, we prepared to watch Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift (with surprise performances by Tim McGraw and Keith Urban), Zac Brown Band (with surprise performances from Kid Rock and Kenny Rogers), one of my favorite all-time artists Tracy Lawrence, and the band that had me bopping to 'Elviria' at one year old, Oak Ridge Boys, singing the national anthem. That was enough to make me thrilled to be there.
The second part of my 'likes' goes to Tennessee Titans football. Only behind UK basketball, Titans football has been in my life since I was in college just 45 minutes away from Nashville. They were a new team at the time, and I jumped on the bandwagon and stayed on it. It hasn't always been good, but we got real close to a Super Bowl win and that's more that I can say for some teams. I've been inside of their home stadium, LP Field many times, but Thursday night as part of the media, we were invited to sit in the Industry Suite. It was basically the press box that has one of the best views of the field in the whole venue. Too bad there were only drunken concert-goers on the 50-yard line, but it was still awesome to walk down the hall seeing the huge photographes of Titans players and legends. Trifecta number two...acheived!
S, the suite was full of stars, including Thomas Rhett and Dustin Lynch, but it was one guy that sat in my view, right at the end of the free food line (another bonus). My third passion is one that has been with me even longer than the others. That passion is one that started at 5 or 6 years old. It's the love for pro wrestling. From the lowest level in local gyms to the big time Wrestlemania shows, I'm all about it. It all started when my dad had me watching his favorite wrestler, Jerry 'The King' Lawler. And who was sitting there, in front of me? Jerry 'The King' Lawler! Now, I've met him, worked with him, heck, he even worked for me, but it still gets me anytime I see this legend. And being in the midst of my Trifecta of Happiness, it was just the perfect combination.