Fun Facts About Our C Spire Concert Series Acts


March 6, 2019

Our 2019 C Spire Concert Series officially kicks off with a bang this weekend at The Wharf Amphitheater!

We begin with the mesmerizing Luke Combs on Saturday night, followed by the sensational Zac Brown Band on Sunday night. The season is here and we can hardly contain our excitement for this jam-packed lineup of electric performers.

Here are some fun facts about each of the acts from the first half of the season to file away in your memory palace of music fandom. You may know some of these tidbits, or you may be pleasantly surprised! Follow along for the first half of our exhilarating line up.

Luke Combs: March 9th

• Luke Combs is a huge Will Ferrell fan, and he would like for him to be in a music video
• Before his music career, he wanted to be a homicide detective
• Mr. Combs’ favorite way to spend his free time is fishing on the Cumberland River

Zac Brown Band: March 10th

• Zac Brown has 11 siblings
• He helped open a restaurant named “Zac’s Place” which helps put money toward touring
• He helped unveil Kid Rock’s star on the Music City Walk of Fame

Jimmy Buffett: April 23rd

• In 2006, Jimmy Buffett helped launch the beer “Land Shark Lager” under the Margaritaville Brewing Label with Anheuser-Busch
• Jimmy Buffett helped found the charity effort “Save the Manatee Club” in 1981 to help save the endangered species
• He can be seen in the 2015 movie Jurassic World holding two margaritas when dinosaurs are let loose in the park

Kenny Chesney: April 27th

• Kenny Chesney has a Golden Doodle named Pancho
• He loves grilled cheese sandwiches
• In 2000, Kenny and his good friend Tim McGraw were arrested for Kenny mounting a policeman’s horse while McGraw held back the officers

Alabama: May 9th

• The Alabama Crimson Tide football team used to play their famous song “Dixieland Delight” during games
• At one point, 17 years passed between hit songs for the band
• Before they signed with the small record label GRT in 1977, the band was known as Wild Country

Bryan Adams: May 10th

• In 2002, Bryan Adams had the opportunity to do a five-minute session with Queen Elizabeth
• He has received 15 Grammy Award nominations
• Bryan Adams quit school at the age of 16 and bought a grand piano with the money his parents had saved for his education

Jim Gaffigan: May 11th

• Jim Gaffigan originally wanted to be a farmer
• He has been in every version of the Law and Order TV shows
• He studied finance and played football at Georgetown

Thomas Rhett: May 25 & 26th

• Before Thomas went solo, he was in a punk rock band named High Heeled Flip Flops
• Rhett and his wife helped raise more than $250,000 for 147 Million Orphans, where they later adopted their daughter
• He loves the fast-food chain Zaxby’s

Hootie and The Blowfish: June 6th

• Their first album, Cracked Rear View, became the best-selling album in the history of Atlantic Records
• Before Hootie and The Blowfish, Darius Rucker’s band was named Wolf Brothers
• The band members all met at the University of South Carolina

Dierks Bentley: June 15th

• Dierks Bentley is the youngest member of the Grand Ole Opry
• He worked at Nashville Network (now SpikeTV) at the age of 19, his job was to look through old videos of country music performers
• He graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville

Click here for the full season lineup and to get tickets.

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