Well, it's 6:30am in Las Vegas Thursday morning and I should be sleeping but I can't cause my body is still on Nashville time. Oh well!
Anyways, for us the last 4 days have been great. We flew out to Riverside California Sunday as a band which was an event in itself. It was the whole crew, not just the band, all 8 of us. Levi and Steve were making their first trip to the golden state. Funny thing is Steve hates flying, so we just loaded him up with bunch of drink tickets and he did fine. Jeremy, Nick and Snake loaded up as well, they were so freaking loud it was funny!!
Monday we celebrated the 4th by playing a show with the Eli Young Band and Steve Holy at KFROGs Red White and Cruise 4th of July show. The show was a blast, the crowd was great and the weather was freaking awesome!! We ended the night at our hotel swimming pool maybe celebrating a little too much with both the other bands. God Bless America!!
Tuesday was a day we have been waiting for because our new single "Always A Reason" was hitting radio and we kinda had the day off. We were rehearsing that afternoon in LA so we had all morning to hang and decided to go to Venice Beach. It blew me away. We had lunch right on the beach at a little cafe. There were street vendors, all kinds of crazy ass people, people working out, people playing music, it was a crazy scene for a boy from Oklahoma, but I loved it. Jeff and I rented bikes and rode them all over the place! We all even played a little beach volleyball! It was also Levi's (my younger brother) first time to see the ocean. So in the 3 hours we had there we lived it up!! Then it was off to Hollywood. When we started this band we would rehearse at this tiny church called Designers Church in Nashville. Now here we were on Sunset at SIR rehearsal studios in Hollywood!! It was a cool moment for us!! Freaking Janes Addiction and Bush were also rehearsing there that night! It's cool to think back sometimes and see how far this band has come!! It blows my mind! So we had a fun rehearsal and decided to overnight it to LAS VEGAS!!!
So now it's Wednesday and I feel like I've lived the movie The Hangover!! (and I've hardly had a drink) The drive from LA to Vegas sucked!! The streets were so rough I thought our driver James was driving on a gravel road!! California fix your roads, dammit!! Anyways we got to Vegas, baby!! So what do you do when you get there? Gamble.... Yes! Problem is we're flat broke so we settled for a BUFFET!! Umm umm!! I needed a nap but I sucked it up and kept going and we headed out on the strip so Steve, Levi and James could see Vegas since it was their first time!! The look on their faces said it all. Last I saw Snake and Jeremy they were winning at the craps table. I hope they still got it cause I need a loan. I hit the ATM and lost all my money in about an hour. Sucks!!
So here I am Thursday morning in Vegas thinking about the last 4 days and thinking about what the future has in store for this band!!
As always I can't wait to see y'all out on the road........