Just looking at the schedule for day 2 made it clear that I would have a lot of walking in front of me and a lot of decisions to who to shoot and who to skip. With a little luck and a some good timing, I would be able to shoot most of the bands.There were 17 bands playing on three different stages and I managed to shoot 13 of them. The day started an hour later than scheduled with Truth & Salvage CO. taking the stage at 2pm to help fill the gap created by moving Junior Brown to Saturday.
I made it over to the Mustang stage in just enough time to grab a few quick photographs of Triple Chicken Foot.
Then it was off to the Mane stage to photograph The Harters. The sun was high and the stage was hot but these guys still put on a great show.
Following The Harters, I stayed around the Mane stage for Joanna Smith who was on next.
Next up on the Mane Stage was Easton Corbin
Then the real running around started. From the Mane stage I made my way over to the Mustang stage for Ricky Skaggs, then over to the Palomino stage for Jack Ingram, then off to the Mane stage for Josh Turner, back to Palomino stage for Gatlin brothers, then to the soundboard for the Carrie Underwood shoot.
Just for the record, I really hate soundboard shoots. They just don’t make any sense when everyone in the audience has a camera. After the two from the soundboard for Carrie Underwood I headed off to catch Leon Russell, then Rascal Flatts and finally k.d. lang. Of all the acts to play on the Sunday, my favorite to shoot was k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang. They were great and made for a memorable last few shots of the festival.