Great American Country Breakfast - Planet Hollywood on June 14, 2001
Benefit for the Loretta Johnson Medical Fund
After getting in about midnight we got to bed and were back up early to head to the GAC breakfast. On this morning Sherry, Debby and I actually found parking for $6. Wow a bargain. Too bad that can't be all day parking, by just keeping your stub for the parking lot. We walked a couple of blocks to the Planet Hollywood and got in the long line. Glenda was there looking for Serena Wimmer to get an extra ticket she had. I'm so glad Glenda got to attend.
George Ducas put on a great show and even had Marty out there with him having a great time. I especially enjoyed "Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground", one of my favorites. Lila McCann looked great as all the young acts do. My son really likes her and I got him a great picture I think I'll have enlarged for him. Chalee Tennison did some very deep and moving numbers that touched home for me, and had me teary-eyed. Chad Brock had a sing along with his hit, "Yes". Eric Heatherly had a good deal of folks there too, and rocked the house as only he can. He, too, wanted Marty to come out, but Marty had already had to leave. (At the same time Connie was accepting the Golden Voice Award! I'm sure he also wanted to be a part of that. I can't blame him.) George, Chalee and Chad stayed to sign autographs where the buffet was set up.
We headed out and walked down to Tootsie's first and decided the almost four-hour wait and small quarters would probably have us worn out even before time for Marty and Travis to get there, so we shopped a bit along Broadway as we headed back to the car, then on to the mall to get the breakfast pictures developed and a bite to eat. Great show and benefit, great day!
Review and photos by Mary Runyan, Dayton, TN
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