The Rhubarb Festival Included Surprise Interview with Suzy Bogguss [VIDEO + PICS]
I had such an awesome time at Aledo's annual Rhubarb Festival this weekend and got this surprise, too.
It's been said, 'Ask and you shall receive.' This works sometimes in life. Not all the time, but there are those magical moments in life, it actually does work out. I speak from experience. It happened to me this weekend.
I took my family up to Aledo, IL. A town, I lovingly call 'Mayberry,' during this time of year. The way it's all decorated and the people out and about are kind and friendly, this small town is simply picturesque, especially during Rhubarb Festival.
I remember going a few times with my Dad and Mom as a kid. I think I also went once, as an adult, but this year, I went and got to meet the very musical artist who was influential in my career. Her name is Suzy Bogguss.
Suzy is from Aledo, IL. She's the small town girl who made it in the music industry. While she made it in country, she is so much more. Suzy Bogguss is a legend to me. I had her album and wore it out. I sang every song and learned to do harmony on those songs. She represented using my voice. For that, I am forever grateful. She was someone who helped me realize how much I loved music and wanted to be a part of it. I never got the chance to tell her until now.
I wasn't expecting to see her during the day but when I heard that familiar voice I love, doing soundcheck, I ran over immediately. After my fan-girl moment, I walked up to her manager and husband side-stage, explained what I do for a living and ASKED if she would be so kind as to do a Facebook Live interview with me. He said, "Suzy was just talking about wanting to do one of those! Hold on, wait right here. I'll be back in 5 minutes."
Bless his heart, in about 15 minutes and some walking time later, Doug brought me, my girls and my niece, back with him to finally meet one of my biggest musical influences, THE Suzy Bogguss. Watch the interview below and just remember, that magical moments can happen when you least expect them. All you have to do is ask.