Music has always been a massive part of my existence.

I laugh when I hear someone complain about a song being stuck in their head. I ALWAYS have a song stuck in my head! It’s very distracting but enjoyable. When I was brainstorming my bucket list, I knew that live performances would be a big part. I was right! Here is a list of artists I would love to perform live (in person, that is). Some of these were added after the first hundred items were revealed.

1. Beth Hart

2. Dolly Parton

3. Due West (checked- off)

4. Faith Hill (checked- off)

5. Hilary Weeks (checked- off)

6. Jessica Andrews

7. Jo Dee Messina

8. Joe McElderry

9. Joey + Rory Feek (crossed off- Joey Feek passed away)

10. Katie Thompson (in NYC)

11. Linda Eder

12. Mary Chapin Carpenter

13. Reba McEntire (20 times)

14. Trisha Yearwood (checked- off)

15. Ty Herndon

16. Cam (checked- off)

17. Chris Stapleton (checked- off)

18. Eric Church (checked- off)

19. Garth Brooks (checked- off)

20. Holly Williams

21. Jared Mitchell

22. Keith Urban (checked- off)

23. Lady Antebellum (checked- off)

24. Little Big Town (checked- off)

A few years back, I had a dream that I was sitting on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry with a bunch of other people. I remember we all sat in a large circle on the stage, waiting for our turn to sing. Suddenly it was my turn to sing. I stood up and walked up to the microphone… I heard a band start playing the accompaniment to the song Bring on the Rain by Jo Dee Messina. As I inhale to start singing the song, I wake up.

I have loved Jo Dee Messina’s voice since I first heard her recording of Heads Carolina, Tales California. Bucket list item number 56 is to hear her sing live. I think this would be a fun night! Here’s the video- Bring on the Rain. Enjoy!