Clay Walker Showing How It's Done At 3rd & Lindsley
That Walker was rockin’ da house is a clear understatement, because there was not a soul in the room whose attention he did not get. Walker started his high powered one and a half hour set out with “Little Miss Whiskey” and “Live, Laugh, Love”, which turned the party up seven notches in an instant. Then the crowd did not miss a beat singing the entire chorus of “If I Could Make A Living”, because even when the band completely stopped playing, the audience was on time and in tune. An audience by the way that was comprised of mostly Nashvillians, but Californians and Buckeyes (Ohioans) cheerfully acknowledged their presence too when the hosts Tige and Daniel from the radio station The Big 98 asked before the show started. Many of the attendees were huge Clay Walker fans which was proven when the Beaumont, Texas native started throwing merchandise out and one lady caught a t-shirt and held it fondly - hugging it as if embracing a loved one. Another gentleman by the front of the stage was rewarded with a towel after he emphatically sang along with and distinctively waved his arm to reinforce every word of “What’s It To You”, Walker’s first no. one hit song. The entire show felt like one, big chain of hit songs – and was too, because he has so far had eleven songs that have reached number one. Not one hit can be mentioned above the other, really, but when Walker sang “Live Until I Die”, that song in its MS benefit context took on a deeper meaning, especially since Walker himself was diagnosed with MS in 1996. He had some special, invited VIP guests as well, where one was a doctor from Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt’s MS research is one of the beneficiaries of the benefit. All in all, the night of Texas showmanship ended with everyone in a great mood and I could even hear voices singing Clay Walker songs out on the streets of Nashville as the crowd went to their respective cars, taxis, shuttles, homes or into the buzzing Nashville night.