Blake and George Take Boston! (Angie gets a special kiss!)

What a crazy fun country weekend in Boston! I flew to “Beantown” for the Blake Shelton – George Strait show at Gillette Stadium and checked quite a few items off my bucket list. I went to Fenway, rode in a water taxi, got kissed by Blake Shelton – but we’ll get to that later!

I started my radio career as a broadcaster for Auburn baseball, so I have a goal to see a game at all of the historical ball parks in America. Cale Dodds and I are big Atlanta Braves fans, but we checked Fenway off as we watched them beat the tar out of the Baltimore Orioles! Upon great advice, I had a delicious Italian Sausage with a couple of Sam Adams. My biggest problem was I wanted to try so many of the awesome foods!

We capped off the night with a late night visit from Jon Pardi serenading us with his new single “Heartache Medication” at Boston’s City Winery.

I grew up in Georgia and I am so proud of the great musicians that come out of my home state.So many of them were in Boston to share new music this weekend.

Billy Currington has some amazing music on the horizon. It was wonderful hanging with my fellow redheaded Georgia girl Caylee Hammack who, by the way, will make her debut on the Grand Ole Opry this Friday! More Georgia natives Trea Landon and Cale Dodds also shared great new songs. Plus, Troy Cartwright is awesome!

Gilette Staduim was packed for George and Blake on Saturday!

A little pre-show hang time with Blake was great. We reminisced with some old pics and did the math…we’ve known each other for 20 years!Yep – he kissed me…on the forehead. Don’t worry he’s still Gwen’s man!

My most embarrassing moment of the trip was when my husband Tim told George Strait he makes me cry! George asked: “What did I do?!” I told he all he has to do is sing and I get emotional.

It amazes me how Cody Johnson always kills it whether he is in a club with 200 people or playing to 20,000. He was AMAZING getting the crowd ready for Blake and The King!

Blake owned the stage as he always does, even in the pouring rain. The crowd loved his new single “Hell Right” – It was also a treat to get to know one of the song’s co-writers Brett Tyler who was also in Boston with us.

The rain stopped and King George wrapped up the evening being amazing as always!

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