Do you get into conversations about the opening acts at a country show? I can't be the only one. I think it's important to be there early for them, they are working just has hard (if not harder) then the main attraction.

It's a great way to represent our area, they remember it and you never know when they'll make it big. I've talked to country artists and more then one of them have mentioned that there is nothing worse then playing to an empty arena as the opening act.

All the country stars begin that way. I've seen Luke Bryan open up for Gretchen Wilson. I saw Jason Aldean as the first opening act followed by Billy Currington with Trace Adkins as the headliner.

Here's the thing, you never know when you'll have the chance to meet them. If you did, you can surprise them by saying that you saw them when they opened up for so-and-so.

I saw Keith Urban opening up for Joe Diffie at the Allentown Fairgrounds, so if I ever had the chance to meet Keith, I would tell him that I've been a fan ever since.

He's going to be at the Wharf Amphitheater at Orange Beach, Alabama. I don't have the chance to meet him but you could with 98.1 the Hawks latest flyaway.

You and a friend will get roundtrip airfare, two night hotel stay, two tickets in the pit area (front row), two Meet & Greet passes, $500 cash and most importantly, 2 VIP experience passes to a Q&A with Keith.

It all starts with you entering below as often as you can. If I talked with Keith, I would tell him about the time I saw him jamming away in Allentown as the opener for Joe Diffie. What would you say?

Start thinking about it now and enter below as often as you can. Good luck from Gary's U-Pull It and 98.1 the Hawk.

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