Monday, July 09, 2018

Rascal Flatts Singer In Hilton Head

I spent the past week on vacation in Hilton Head, South Carolina, and while I may write a post about the trip (or multiple posts since I'm sure you want to hear about two 13-hour drives with three kids and how four year old Pedro Tulo fell asleep at Cracker Barrel), I wanted to highlight one part. Gregg Russell is a Hilton Head legend who has performed for over 40 years. Not to take anything away from Russell's musical ability, but he basically leads a Kids Say the Darndest Things concert. He's had the same lines and jokes for years, and he is a master at working the crowd. People come to see him year after year and across generations and are never disappointed. Here's a sample:

You get the idea. Oh, he used that same Justin Bieber joke when we saw him two years ago. Anyway, as part of his July 4th show, he welcomed three kids to the stage to sing a song. Then, he introduced at least one of the kid's father, who just happened to be the lead singer of Rascal Flatts, Jay DeMarcus. I heard that DeMarcus had a guest appearance in Hilton Head just days before I saw Russell two years ago, so I wasn't stunned to see him return. It was still cool seeing a singer who regularly plays arenas engaging with a much smaller crowd.

Some videos of DeMarcus are below. There is not video of the fireworks after Russell's show ended with Pedro Tulo's commentary (That was red; Those are beautiful).


Becky said...

Admittedly, I'd probably fan girl. Always cool when you see local legends.

Sean said...

After DeMarcus performed, Gregg Russell specifically said that the Rascal Flatts singer was on vacation and being a dad, so please give him some space. I think most people obliged.

Wait, would you fan girl for Gregg Russell?