"This whole deal as a singer it's kind of like thanksgiving, where you count your blessings, think of all the things you're thankful for and get a chance to see all your fans personally and thank them for this great life you get to live and live out your dreams. So that's what CMA Fest is...the fan club party is like sitting around the family table, you know, because those faces I've seen them now for 5, 6 years and we've grown up together, gone through a lot of shows together, and a lot of life experiences together. So the fan club party is really special. It's a 2-way street and I get a lot out of it--hopefully as much as they get out of it, too. It's a big deal."
As I was walking away Dierks said, "WAIT, wait, wait!" I turned around and he said "Is that an Urban tattoo I see?" Busted! I just smiled and said "you don't see nothing"!
It was so nice meeting everyone at the fan club party.