Set for chance meeting
CD. Never in a million years do you think they would come to New Zealand, and when they do you don’t really think you would get to be part of that.’’
It was while at the merchandise tent that Ashley met Scotty McCreery.
‘‘I walked into the big merchandise marquee where the artists hang out, I looked over and saw three guys sitting at a table, and one of them was Scotty McCreery, he looked at me, I looked at him and he said hi and I froze.
‘‘I didn’t play it cool at all, I was totally shocked,’’ she laughed.
‘‘They were both so down to earth and lovely people.’’
Ashley and Michael enjoyed their own experience on stage to the 6000-strong crowd, with fans recognising their originals and singing along with them.
‘‘There were moments where we sung our own songs and the audience was singing them back to us. It’s so awesome to know people in the crowd knew them.’’
Coopers Run sold three albums at the festival, Made in Georgia, Timeless and Unfinished which were hugely popular.
‘‘We sold out of the CDs we took. It was very humbling.’’
Matamata singing duo Coopers Run met international artist LeAnn Rimes (pictured).