Saturday was the culmination of the Texas Spotlight Show competition at Granbury Live.

It has been a unique journey over the past six months and I thought it appropriate to express a few thoughts.

First, I must thank the Ownership of Granbury Live, The Thomas Group, for having the courage and insight to start a new series like the Texas Spotlight. We certainly experienced some growing pains but the Finals were something to behold and truly a unique and memorable experience.

Hank Radio 92.1 has been a wonderful partner and I cannot say enough good things about their efforts and support for Granbury Live and the Texas Spotlight series. Courtney, Billy, Aaron, Norma and the Crowman were all great to work with and were first class all the way. Thanks!

To Dave Alexander and the terrific Texas Spotlight Band, including Dale Morris Jr., Roger Ramsey, Andrew Popham, the “King of the Ivory Keyboards”  Mark Gheen, as well as late addition Monty Gaylord; thanks for being so talented and expending your time and energy to make the competitors have such a wonderful experience and helping them produce the best music for which they were capable.

To the one and only Zac Wilson, who was an outstanding Master of Ceremonies! He handled a tough job and made the shows flow effortlessly and smoothly.

To our Finals Judges, thank you for your time and expressing your opinion so professionally and eloquently. Holly Tucker, Penny Gilley Stanglin

To the great staff of Granbury Live for handling the seating, ticketing, concessions and making everything go so smoothly.

Most importantly, to the wonderful contestants who make the show such a success. I cannot express how proud I am of each and every one of you! To see you grow in your performances has been a real treat, I hope you had as much fun as I did watching your performances! It was truly something which I will always remember.

Lastly, to the folks who bought the tickets and attended the shows, thank you for supporting these talented performers in their quest for greatness. I am prayerful the production exceeded your expectations and you will all be fans of the New Granbury Live for many years to come. It is our goal to bring you the best of live entertainment, and I think we rang the bell with this Finals Show in the Texas Spotlight!

It has been fun and a joyful experience and surely, “one heck of a party”.

Thanks for reading and get ready for more special events to come at the New Granbury Live…it is where it is happening!

Be sure to check out the photo gallery, courtesy of Shad Ramsey