I never thought I’d open a show with a medley of old gospel songs mixed with a Mumford & Sons song.
I never thought I’d be singing Entertaining Angels onstage with the guy who really sings it on the radio (Phil Joel).
I never thought I’d be doing a big tour with a bus and trailer, with lights and sound equipment where all that stuff was owned by the youngest band.
I never thought I’d have tourmates where the international (New Zealand) is easier to understand than the nationals (Georgia).
I never thought I’d do a whole tour run (5 shows) all across Texas and never be within 200 miles of my house.
I never thought I would enjoy passing out child packets during the Food for the Hungry appeal.
I never thought my favorite song of the night would be one that hasn’t even been recorded yet (Greener – Phil Joel).
I never thought we’d do a tour where the entire second half of the night is corporate worship.
I never thought I’d do a tour where the singer with the most gray hair is the youngest.
I never thought I’d be halfway through a tour and have everyone on the tour wishing we had more shows together.
I never thought I’d be on a tour where the biggest radio hit was by the youngest band whose record just came out last Tuesday. (Slip On By – Finding Favour)
I never thought I’d be on a tour where the best guitar player was from a group known as a vocal group (Chris Lockwood – 33 Miles).
I never thought I’d do a tour with artists this diverse that blended so well socially, spiritually, and musically.
I know with such a limited schedule that many of you won’t get to see this show. But if you’re in Tennessee, South Carolina, Maryland, New York, West Virginia, or Pennsylvania, I hope you will join us the first week of April. See you then.