Set for chance meet­ing

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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.’’

RUWADE BRYANT/FAIR­FAX NZ

Mata­mata sing­ing duo Coop­ers Run met international artist LeAnn Rimes (pic­tured).

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