- Eddie Rabbitt
- Stella Parton
- Bellamy Brothers
- Kathy Mattea
- Sara Evans
- Dwight Yoakam
- Brooks and Dunn
- George Strait
- Delbert McClinton
My name is Susie French. My very first country concert was in 1978 in Charleston, WV.
The show headliner was Kenny Rogers. The opening act was Eddie Rabbitt. I had never heard of Eddie Rabbitt before.
I left that show an Eddie Rabbitt fan for life.
Because of my love of Eddie's music, I met some other fans, band members,
and his fan club president, Sandy Burnside, who became my best friend.
On Friday, May 8, 1998, my friend, Sandy, sent me an instant message to tell me that Eddie had passed away. I don't know how I am going to cope, knowing that I will never again be able to see him perform. On the previous Wednesday, even before I knew he had passed away, something told me to get out all of Eddie's albums and to play them.
I found out that the belt on my phonograph had broken and until I can find a replacement belt, I will have to "hear" Eddie's music in my mind. I have a large collection of Eddie's performances on various TV shows from as far back as 1979. You can bet that I will be playing them many times in the months and years to come.
Please visit the following sites for more information about Eddie.
MEET EDDIE RABBITT To hear some of his music visit HEAR EDDIE'S MUSIC
STELLA PARTONThe first year that I attended Fan Fair in 1980, I met Stella Parton. I was helping man the booth for the Eddie Rabbitt Fan Club. Stella "borrowed" a corner of
the booth to meet her fans. Since that time, I have been a fan of Stella and her music. She is a very kind and friendly person.
BROOKS AND DUNN
In 1996, I won a contest on the local country radio station. I was Brooks and Dunn Star of the Day. I was picked
up at the house by a limo. At the concert I was given an all-access backstage pass. I had my own dressing room.
I ate dinner with the band and the stars, David Lee Murphy and Jo Dee Messina. I also had front row, center stage seats.
This is a photo from Fan Fair 1997. If you want to hear the best in real country music, you can't go wrong with Sara's "Three Chords and the Truth"
KATHY MATTEAI have been a Kathy Mattea Fan since meeting her at Fan Fair in 1984. This photo is from Fan Fair 1985. I believe
Kathy has the strongest female voice in country music.
The Bellamy Brothers are Florida Boys. I have enjoyed their style of music for a long time.