Comedian Paul Harris joined the ranks as a performer on the LP Field Stage on Sunday, June 13 to close out the sold out 2010 CMA Music Festival. In his debut appearance at the festival, Harris entertained a crowd of 40,000-plus fans that had spent the last four days enjoying country music’s hottest entertainers. His comedy reached through and quickly grabbed the audience and he held them throughout the evening.
“I got the call from my managers that I had been asked to perform on CMA Music Fest and I knew I was dreaming,” says Harris. “I have been performing stand up and fronting my bluegrass group The Cleverlys for years, but this was out of the ball park for me. The biggest crowd I had been in front of was around 6,000 and to walk out there on that stage and see 40,000 people; wow is all I can say. The experience was great, the fans, the artists and the organizers all made me feel so welcome. I am still reeling.”
Harris is currently heading back to Missouri for this week’s performances at the Music City Centre in Branson.