Country music legend and Grammy award winner Bobby Bare was one of two performers to kick off the 4th Annual Stagecoach Country Music Festival.
He performed at the Palomino Stage which is in close proximity to the BBQ competition area.
The mood in the tent was mellow and relaxed as people sat in the shade and on bales of hay. The tent was about 60 percent full as Bare took to the stage.
"I've got a lot of songs to perform and only 45 minutes to do it. So, I'm not going to mess around," he said to the audience.
He kicked off with "Me and Bobby McGee" which got the crowd to clap and sing along.
The next song was dedicated to all the drinkers in the crowd.
"This is for all the tequila drinkers!" he said, which caused a big reaction meaning a lot of tequila lovers in the crowd.
Which went right into "Tequila Sheila."
He then told the crowd that he doesn't perform "to meet women or make money anymore."
"I only do this for the applause, so you keep doing this I'll keep going," he said,
While introducing one of his biggest hits, "Dropkick Me Jesus (Through the Goalposts of Life)," he talked about how he found out that it was listed in Newsweek as then President Bill Clinton's favorite country song.
"I was very proud of that... for a while," he said.
Performing that song really got the crowd into it with lots of singing along and dancing to the music.
- Timothy Guy