As I thought about which musicians I'd like to see in concert before I die, I realized that age has become a factor in my choices. Not in the sense that "I'm getting older so I better hurry up and see these people," but rather "I'm not sure there are that many artists that I want to go sit in the hot sun or drive to the big city to see." In other words, the laziness factor that comes with aging.
So, with that in mind, for some of the musicians I want to see I've set parameters on when and where I want to see them, and if the parameters aren't met, I'll probably have to leave that particular musician on my list, unseen.
Without further ado, here's my newest list:
#8 = Ruthie Foster [I've heard great things about her from Britta and other friends over the years. Just waiting for Ruthie to come back and play Bass Hall again. Sadly, she's playing downtown at the Arts Festival on Friday, but I'll be out of town.]
#7 = Willie Nelson [I'd love to hear him at Bass Hall, but it would be even better to hear him outdoors in Luckenbach, TX.]
#6 = Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, & Kenny Chesney [I'd love a country musical festival in Dallas where I could see at least three or more of these artists on the same day. I think they only hold events like that in Nashville, so I may have to leave these people unseen.]
#5 = Harry Connick, Jr. [He came to Bass Hall a while back for a fundraiser and tickets were $150 per person for every seat in the Hall. I'd like for him to come back and play a regular concert for regular ticket prices.]
#4 = Michael W. Smith [I think I'll try to catch his Christmas show this year.]
#3 = Jimmy Buffett [I want him to play an outdoor venue in the summer in my area instead of coming every year in April when there are potentially severe thunderstorms or it's 50 degrees outside.]
#2 = Chris Tomlin
#1 = Josh Groban
How about your list? Who would you like to see in concert?