Darci Medlin of Roanoke Rapids recently stood eye to eye with country music singer and songwriter Luke Bryan Saturday night.
“It was so cool,” she told her mother, Bonnie.
Seven-year-old Darci loves country music, according to Bonnie.
Standing in the pit against the railing, Bryan can be seen in a video singing to Darci as she sings along. He pulled her up on stage and they sang “Down to One” together.
Bonnie said the concert was at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia, an outdoor amphitheater. Getting her reaction to the incident, Bonnie said Darci is “painfully shy.”
“I was mind-blown honestly,” Bonnie said. “I was speechless. I don’t understand it. If you talk to her, she will not speak, but she will get on stage and speak to all of those people.”
Darci’s first concert was age 5, seeing country singer Dylan Scott, who opened for Bryan.
“Ever since we took her she was hooked and she loves music,” Bonnie said.
Darci practices performing at home. In addition, Darci takes classes at her mom’s studio, Ms. Bonnie’s School of Dance in Roanoke Rapids, taking clogging, gymnastics, tap, ballet and jazz lessons.
When asked if Darci has big dreams about auditioning for talent competitions, such “America’s Got Talent,” Bonnie said, “That is all she talks about — she has no other dream, nothing else interests her. Me and her dad [Josh] said, whatever she does we will support her.”
Bonnie added on Darci’s seventh birthday, she made friends with country singer Drew Baldridge.
“She put on her concert for her birthday for her friends and family at my parents’ house and he came and surprised her for her birthday,” Bonnie said.
The video from Saturday’s concert is available at Facebook.com/bonnie.garner.7.