Today in one of my music business classes, the talent buyer from the 40 Watt Club here in Athens, Georgia came and spoke about her job and the business of venue management in general. As she talked about booking bigger names, she casually mentioned that Kenny Chesney had played at the 40 Watt. I was completely unaware of this, but I now know that his video with Uncle Kracker for “When the Sun Goes Down” was partially filmed in the 40 Watt! If you look in the background, you can see a sign in the video that’s inside the 40 Watt and carries its name.
Hopefully, Dierks Bentley’s video for “Tip It On Back” will be released soon, and I can share with you my rise to stardom (kidding!) as it begins with an appearance as an extra in that video. That video was also filmed in a legendary Athens venue, the Georgia Theatre (read the whole story here!).
Keep talkin’ twangy!