Tee Gentry

It’s about three weeks until KICKS 99 Guitar Pull! I love this time of the year and we even call it Guitar Pull season around here.  What started out as a small concert at Sacred Heart Cultural Center has turned into the concert event of the year. And throughout the years we’ve accumulated quite a few Guitar Pull fun facts!

Now, we get ready for an unforgettable evening at James Brown Arena, Tuesday, November 15th. There is always a special moment at this event, someone who stands out with a special song or story or a memorable moment during the show. This year, just before the show starts, we’ll introduce you to Tierra Kennedy. She stopped by KICKS a couple of months ago and we loved her so much, we wanted you to hear her, too.

As we get closer to seeing Parker McCollum, Russell Dickerson, Walker Hayes, Jordan Davis, Jackson Dean, Ray Fulcher, and Tiera Kennedy, I want to share some Guitar Pull Fun Facts!

See ya at the show!

  • Guitar Pull Fun Fact #1: Gas Guzzler

    It takes a lot for 6 artists (7 this year) to get here. Diesel fuel cost for buses roundtrip from Nashville to Augusta for this show costs almost $6,000!
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  • Guitar Pull Fun Fact #2: Sounds Good!

    We all take the sound for granted, if it’s done correctly, you should never hear a sound problem during Guitar Pull. We rarely have a problem, because our sound guys are just that good! It’s about a $1.5 million worth of really expensive equipment that makes Guitar Pull sound really great.

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  • Guitar Pull Fun Fact #3:Hungry!

    Three restaurants team up to feed workers and artists backstage each year. Wife Saver, French Market Grille West and Bojangles. That adds up to around 200 sausage biscuits, 10 gallons of coffee, hundreds of pieces of Wife Saver chicken, green beans, mac and cheese and gallons of sweet tea. Also, French Market Grille serves some great Cajun meals later in the day which takes them hours to prepare.

    That’s a lot of food!
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  • Guitar Pull Fun Fact #4: Lots Of Seats

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    The goody bags in every seat are always popular. It’s full on fun stuff that listeners love. It takes the KICKS Road Krew about 3 days to put a bag in EVERY seat. Saturday thru Monday!

    They get a great leg workout!

  • Guitar Pull Fun Fact #5: Cold Beer

    Country music and cold beer. About How many beers are served at show? My best guess is around 3700. BTW, the Guitar Pull crowd is always the best! Never any problems.

    Cheers!

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  • Guitar Pull Fun Fact #6: Who's Coming Next Year?

    Planning for the show usually starts in January each year. We are always thinking about who would be great. As a matter of fact, we already have our first artist booked for November 2023.

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  • Guitar Pull Fun Fact #7: I'm Tired

    Load in (sound equipment, lights, etc.) starts at 8AM day of show,  so workers are busy hanging lights and sound 10 hours on day of show. Plus, they have to tear down all equipment after the show.

    It’s a long day for them!

    Planning for the show usually starts in January each year. We are always thinking about who would be great. As a matter of fact, we already have our first artist booked for November 2023.

  • Guitar Pull Fun Fact #8: Knockin' Boots

    Estimated number or cowboy boots at Guitar Pull (artists and fans) Best guess is over 2500.

    Looking good, y’all!
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  • Guitar Pull Fun Fact #9: Did I Win?

    An estimate 12,000 KICKS listeners come to our guitar pull tickets stops during GP season.

    Great seeing you, too!
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  • Guitar Pull Fun Fact #10: Teamwork

    It takes over 3oo people to help put GP on. KICKS staff, JBA staff, sound and light crew, restaurant staff and more!

    High five, guys!
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  • Guitar Pull Fun Fact #10: Mic Check

    From load in to show time “check check 1…2 check”  is said 207 times.

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