Anyone that knows me got a laugh last Thursday night.
It’s my selfie with Drake White before he opened for Jerrod Niemann at Kansas City’s Power and Light District. Scott and I accidentally-on-purpose ran into Drake before the concert. If you know us, accidentally-on-purpose makes complete sense.
The humor is that I held my beer in between my legs and waited for my correctly hash tagged picture to pop up on the big screen so I could take a picture of my picture.
But I wasn’t taking a picture of my picture for social media.
I was taking it to text my brother-in-law, Mark.
“Mark! We look good, dude. Kansas City loves you!”
The next country music artist to go big-time looks exactly like my brother-in-law.
The first time Scott and I saw Drake White sing was in Nashville for the National Wild Turkey Federation convention. Drake walked into the Banded Nation’s booth. He brought one guitar and one microphone. That’s it. Drake fell into his own world of whistling and foot stomping for the small, gathering crowd. His confidence, the lyrics – it radiated happy. The kind of happy that makes you want to sing and dance. Where’s my beer?
Drake made eye contact with me during one of his happy songs in Nashville.
My mouth dropped open.
Me: No, Scott.
Me: Doesn’t he look like Mark?
Scott blinked hard.
Me: It’s like, the more you look at him, the more he morphs into Mark.
Scott: I’m so confused.
Me: Is this like a cousin or something?
Scott and I squinted at Drake. Drake made eye contact with me again.
Me: Scott, I dunno, should I wave?
Me: The real Mark would know he’s caught.
Scott: Don’t wave. Well..it’s uncanny.
Me: Right?! I’m going to wave. I just want to walk up to him because I feel like I know him.
Scott took pictures of Drake and started texting his family.
Me: Ask your mom if she had twins and had to give one up.
Me: How does this guy look like Mark so much?
Scott: I don’t know but this guy sounds amazing.
Me: You think the real Mark can sing like him? Video this. Maybe it is Mark. Maybe he never told us about his side job. I can see him being sneaky like that.
Me: I can’t.
Scott: I’m going to ask this guy to perform for our company at a trade show.
Scott never stopped listening to Drake White. Drake has two songs on iTunes right now. But you can also listen to more songs by streaming his YouTube music from your phone to your car’s speakers. This is what Scott does. He knows all the words to every song.
I just sit here and compare pictures of Drake and Mark.
I could do this all day. But I won’t bore you.
I will post Drake White’s single for you because he’s the next big country star. If you want a selfie with Drake, you better double check – you might just be asking Mark.
Have you ever met two people that look exactly alike? Do you know anyone that looks so much like a celebrity, they could be mistaken for them? I can’t wait for Drake to get huge and giggle in the corner when fans ask Mark for autographs.