“MADE” It Happen!

made it happen entry
Living out my DREAMS!

This blog has taken a backseat in my life for a few very good reasons that I have been wanting to share with you guys for a couple of months now! I’ve honestly been so crazy busy that I haven’t gotten the chance!

At the end of March I interviewed for a position on the Street Team at my favorite country radio station, WPOR 101.9. Out of over 150 applicants, I managed to score one the coveted spots on the small Street Team representing WPOR and all of it’s sister stations. I worked a couple of events in April, but May was the big month for me when I realized that all of my hard work and dreams were turning into reality. (You can check out the Throwback Thursday post “Tour Bus Hang with Lee Brice” for more on that day!)

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Since that day, I have been able to:

May 29th, 2015: Attend a private show and meet Gary Allan, as well as photograph both the private event and the show itself.

What a view!
What a view! Maine State Pier with Gary Allan!

WPOR Private Stage with Gary Allan
Gary Allan on the Maine State Pier 5/29/15

June 3rd, 2015: Photograph and meet Kelsea Ballerini at a private show on a boat in Casco Bay!

Fresh off the plane and she still looks cuter than me!
Fresh off the plane and she still looks cuter than me!

WPOR Private Stage with Kelsea Ballerini

June 4th, 2015: Photograph and meet Lady Antebellum at their show in Bangor, Maine along with Hunter Hayes and Kelsea Ballerini.

Lady A
Lady A in Bangor Maine

Lady Antebellum at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion 6/4/15

June 14th, 2015: Photograph and meet Casey James, Chase Bryant, Logan Mize and Jon King at the Old Port Festival in Portland Maine.

Jon King **, Casey James
Jon King (top L), Casey James (bottom L) and Chase Bryant

WPOR Stage at the 42nd Annual Old Port Festival

June 26th, 2015: Photograph and meet Josh Dorr and Jillian Cardarelli at The Asylum in Portland Maine.

jillian
Jillian Cardarelli
josh dorr
Josh Dorr

July 8th, 2015: Help execute WPOR’s Party on the Pier featuring Jackie Lee, Canaan Smith and Easton Corbin. Had an “all access pass” that allowed me backstage and also got to meet all of the artists!

all access pass 1

Jackie LeeEASTONNN Canaan Smith

WPOR’s Party on The Pier 7/8/15

July 9th, 2015: Meet Nashville Newcomer Dakota Bradley

Dakota Bradley put on a free show at The Brunswick in OOB.
Dakota Bradley put on a free show at The Brunswick in OOB.

July 10th, 2015: Meet Brett Eldredge and Darius Rucker! (Although for some reason the Darius photos are not posted on his website! So I have yet to see it! 😦 )

BRETTTTTTTY

August 7th, 2015: Meet and photograph both Drake White’s sound check party and the show that evening!

drake white

August 9th, 2015: This day and experience really deserves it’s own entry! Probably one of the coolest experiences of my entire life. I’ll keep y’all wondering for a while! 😉

I will keep you guys posted on my adventures and experiences being a part of this world I’ve been dreaming of for so long! This blog has done it’s job! It has gotten me EXACTLY where I wanted to be!

Just this morning my boss greeted me with, “How’s the biggest country fan on the planet?”… and you know what… I love being just that and am thankful that my passion has led me into this overwhelming happiness that I can now call “my job”! Eeeeeeeek!

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8 thoughts on ““MADE” It Happen!

  1. Wow,this is incredible,dreams do really come true!I’m extremely happy for you and I’m going to fight for what I want to achieve too because that’s all that matters! By the way,could you tell me one of your funniest conversations or moments with one of them? I’m sure you’ve got plenty! 🙂

    • I was just thinking of this in the car this morning when I heard Tyler Farr’s “Better in Boots”… I was thinking how he must think of Hannah (his fiance) when he sings that song, and then it reminded me of how good of a man he was when we spent all night partying in the clubs in Vegas during ACM week. He literally didn’t flirt or show interest in a single girl, he kept to himself. (We were in the same VIP area). I knew him and Hannah were dating at the time (this was April 2014, pre-engagement, nearly 2 years ago) and I was just impressed by his loyalty and dedication when she wasn’t there in VEGAS. Pretty girls all around and no interest in them! Someone dared my friend $10o to go up to him and ask if he had “Whiskey” in his water! She did it! It was hilarious and I so would have done it for a hundred bucks too! He smirked and played along and said yes. That’s just one I thought of on my way to work this morning! 🙂

  2. Such a great memory!I am interested in working in the radio/television industry,too some day because I would love to experience this and to meet fascinating and beautiful people!Could you tell me some tips or what do you think I should do?I would love hearing some advise!😘

    • Never lose sight of your dreams and believe in yourself! Don’t just dream, take action! Take small steps every day towards living the life that you want! A blog is a great place to start to get your name out there! Also, network and make as many connections as possible. You never know who might know someone who knows someone working at your dream place of employment! Ask for what you want. It won’t come to you on it’s own. Always stay positive! Just stay focused on being the best person that you can be and work hard for what you want! 🙂 Contact local radio stations and/or TV stations and see if they would be interested in you interning or volunteering! You’ve got to start small to work your way up. Do lots of research. Join online communities of like-minded individuals and people who already work in the industry that you want to work in. You’ll learn so much! GOOD LUCK! 🙂

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