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3 Country Singers I Wish I Had Seen Live in Concert

We posted this fill in the blank on our Facebook page today: “I always wished I would have gotten the chance to see _________ in concert.”

The responses were varied from the great singers like Conway Twitty and George Jones to Elvis and Hank Williams, Sr.

We talk about this a good bit around the office. We have the greatest job in the world in that we have the opportunity to see the best of today’s singers live in concert just about any time we want.

But what about the artists of yesteryear that we for some reason or another never got the chance to see in person? I thought I would share with you three of my favorites that I never got a chance to see and wish I could.




Conway Twitty



I grew up on the man who was “the best friend a song ever had”. My late momma was a huge fan and we always had a record or 8-track lying around. I was only 15 years old when he passed away in 1993. Concert-going wasn’t a big part of my life yet. If memory serves me correct he played the Cajundome not long before he passed away, so I know a lot of you have that last memory of him from that show.




Keith Whitley



I’ve said it once and I’ll say it one more time — Keith Whitley could’ve been one of the greatest country singers of all-time. Of course, we all know the story of his troubled life, but oh, what a voice! I mean come on, songs like “I’m No Stranger to the Rain”, “Don’t Close Your Eyes” and one of my all-time favorites “Brotherly Love” — the boy was a good ‘en!




Vern Gosdin



When you’re simply known as “The Voice”, then you must be doing something special. Yeah, I’m sure Vern wasn’t jumping around the stage at his concerts like he was a member of KISS, but I would’ve paid good money to see him. Amazingly, this guy only had three official #1 songs. Answer the phones on Classic Country Saturday Night and you’ll quickly see he was bigger than that.



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