Our 18-year old daughter, Alexis, loves country music – much to my disappointment. I raised my kids on heavy metal, so for them to turn from it and fall into a nasty love affair with country music is a bit hard for this dad to handle. But, what Alexis did with country music yesterday was pretty awesome.
Country music star, Luke Bryan, is coming to town tonight. Alexis has wanted to go since the time she heard about it, but the tickets are ridiculously priced. So, Alexis has been trying to figure out a way to get a ticket for a more affordable price, but she has not had any luck. So, yesterday, she and a friend wrote a song about wanting free tickets to the show and drove down to the local country radio station to see if they could sing for free tickets. Understand that the station did not ask listeners to do this. This was something that Alexis and her friend came up with on their own.
They had a hard time getting past station security, but the security guard agreed to let them go to the station’s front office and talk to the receptionist. They sang for the receptionist who was so impressed that she had the on-air DJ come out of the studio to hear them. He was so impressed that he invited them into the studio to sing their song on the air! And a listener was so impressed that she offered the girls 2 VIP passes to tonight’s show!
Talk about drive and initiative!! Yes, it’s country music, but this made me proud. Here’s the audio of their 2 minutes of fame: Alexis and Christi Singin for Luke