Bo Karaoke Bucket List

Somewhere around the time I was in 3rd grade, I got a karaoke machine from the Sears catalog for Christmas. Well, actually, I was supposed to get one for Christmas, but the first 2 they shipped us didn’t work right and had to be returned.

I should have taken the hint but I didn’t, and the third one worked as advertised.

This happened to be right around the time of the Gulf War, and Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA” was quite the hit. If I sang it into my microphone once, I sang it 250 times. I would lock myself into my bedroom, crawl up to the top bunk, and belt it out as best as I possibly could until my sisters picked the lock & busted in to make fun of me.

This was years before I could’ve been laughed off of The Voice, but I thought for sure I’d at least get to sing it at a Braves game some day in front of thousands of teary-eyed fans.

Then that karaoke machine broke and I think I took up colored pencils instead.

I tell you that story to explain why #53 Karaoke God Bless the USA made the bucket list.

Well, a few days ago my friend Randy came up to me and suggested this be the week. My whole family was visiting from out of town & there would be lots of other friends & locals gathered to hear Scott Koehn playing at the tiki hut. Not to mention it’s 4th of July week.

Scott agreed to give us a few minutes and at approximately 9:30pm Randy grabbed the guitar.

It wasn’t the Braves game, and there weren’t thousands of fans, but my dad claims I sang it last night as well as I’d ever sung it before. (I chose to ignore the chuckling as he said it.)

Next up? I’ll be in Portland, Oregon this weekend for the World Domination Summit. If all goes as planned, I’ll be given the opportunity to stand on stage and speak to a couple of thousand people for a few minutes on Sunday morning, checking #1 Give a speech to more than 500 people, off the list.

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Bo is currently living in Orange Beach, Alabama working towards checking #31 off his bucket list. If you’d like to be a part of the adventure, consider sponsoring a mile.