From Don Williams to Nine Inch Nails

One of my gifts for Ty at Christmas was concert tickets to P!nk. We finally got to see her over Memorial Weekend in Vegas, and I was blown away! She is extremely talented. From her incredible acrobatic moves to hitting every pitch, there wasn’t a moment during the concert that I wasn’t amazed.


After the show, I was asked, “Was that your favorite concert?” I wanted to say “Yes!”, but felt I was saying that only because it was fresh in my mind. So, I started thinking, “Who have I seen live?” I then realized I never documented it anywhere, so am doing so now. Listed after “the jump” is the list. There is no particular order, with the exception of my first entry, which is my favorite. I am sure I’ve missed some, as I’m going solely off memory and iOS photo searches of “concerts” (great tip!). Asterisks represent how many times I’ve seen that artist or group in concert.

Don Williams****


I grew up listening to Don’s music, as both my parents are big fans. The first time I saw him was at the Benton Franklin Fair and Rodeo in 1997 with my dad. I remember being embarrassed when he came out on stage and I immediately started crying. My dad told me that’s what happens when you see your idols.

Fast forward to 2013, and it was announced that Don was coming out of retirement. I immediately followed his tour dates, and was very excited to see he would be in two towns near us. Since my Mom and Dad divorced, I would have the opportunity to see him twice and take them separately! That marked the second and third time I saw him live (and both were amazing).

The last time I saw him live was in 2014, and I was so happy because Ty said he wanted to go with me. Looking back, this was my favorite concert. I got to see a musician I loved with the guy I love. Don passed away last year (I remember crying when I read it), and I was so thankful I got to see him live more than once.


Here is the full list, but I’ll save you the stories 🙂

  1. Don Williams*****
  2. P!nk
  3. Pentatonix
  4. Garth Brooks***
  5. Brooks and Dunn***
  6. Reba McEntire**
  7. George Straight**
  8. Ronnie Milsap
  9. Taylor Swift
  10. Lee Ann Womack
  11. Freddy Fender
  12. The Bellamy Brothers
  13. ZZ Too
  14. Doobie Brothers
  15. Keith Urban
  16. Rascal Flatts
  17. Dierks Bentley
  18. Sugarland
  19. Kenny Chesney**
  20. Lady Antebellum
  21. Diamond Rio
  22. Clint Black
  23. John Michael Montgomery
  24. Montgomery Gentry
  25. Tim McGraw
  26. Eric Church
  27. Toby Keith**
  28. Brad Paisley**
  29. Luke Bryan
  30. Blake Shelton
  31. Miranda Lambert**
  32. Thompson Square***
  33. Little Big Town
  34. Aaron Tippin
  35. Terry Clark
  36. Sammy Kershaw
  37. Travis Tritt
  38. Tom Petty
  39. Joe Cocker
  40. Nine Inch Nails
  41. Snoop Dogg
  42. Ben Harper
  43. Jack Johnson
  44. Cher
  45. Zac Brown Band
  46. Gary Allen
  47. Clay Walker
  48. Trick Pony
  49. Big & Rich**
  50. Joe Nichols
  51. Shania Twain
  52. Jerrod Niemann
  53. Lee Brice
  54. Thomas Rhett
  55. Tracey Lawrence
  56. Sara Evans
  57. Chris Cagle
  58. Chris Young
  59. Neal McCoy
  60. Billy Currington
  61. Jeff Bates
  62. Trisha Yearwood
  63. Kenny Rogers
  64. Wynonna
  65. Halestorm



Published by Matt Dixon

I live in Wine Country. No, not the one in California. The other one in Washington state. This means enjoying wine comes naturally to me.

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