Live remote broadcast with US 101 at the grand opening of the Brainerd Wal-Mart Supercenter in Chattanooga, TN
May 19, 2004

It was an early morning start to a great day at the Wal-Mart grand opening. Wal-Mart employees, dignitaries and Con Hunley fans showed up at 7:30 am for the grand opening ceremonies.

Con Hunley Sings National AnthemCon sings the "Star-Spangled Banner" a cappella after the color guard presented the US and Tennessee flags.
Con's performance draws a big round of applause from the crowd.
Con poses for a quick photo with the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter No. 203 Honor Guard who presented the flags at the ceremony.
Left to right, Chattanooga store manager Diana Whittaker, Wal-Mart Regional Vice-President Charlie Rinehart, and Con Hunley.
Chattanooga country radio station US 101's Dex and Kim joined Con later for a live remote broadcast at the Wal-Mart.

Listen to a sound clip from the remote.

Con shares his cookie with a fan in the autograph line.
Con with Judy Biggs and some of his favorite Chattanooga ladies and long-time fans.
This fan was thrilled to sit on Con's lap and get her picture taken with him.
For almost two hours, Con autographed copies of his new CD "Sweet Memories" as well as t-shirts, hats, and photographs for the fans.
In between signing autographs for fans, Con treats the crowd to a few songs.
This little fan is really enjoying Con's performance.
Con sings "America the Beautiful" which was a real crowd-pleaser. Con performed several songs for the appreciative fans.
The district team from Anderson Merchandisers, which distributes Con's CD at Wal-Mart, was out in force to help with the grand opening.
US 101's radio personality Kim Carson asks Con how he got his "Smoky Mountain Blue-Eyed Darlin'" nickname.

Listen to a sound clip to find out how Con got his nickname.

Some of the US 101 personnel gather for a photo op with Con during the broadcast.
Even the "hot dog" wants his picture made with Con!

Speaking of hot dogs, IMMI Records was glad to buy lunch for many of Con's fans from the Children's Advocacy Center, which was selling hot dogs and drinks to raise money for their programs courtesy of the local Pepsi bottler.

Listen to a sound clip from the remote.

The line was fairly long but the wait was definitely worth it!
Con enjoyed visiting with US 101's Dex and Kim.
Almost lost in the early morning fog . . . the road crew makes an IMMI Oreo!
Wearing his stylin' IMMI hat, Con decides to help the roadies load up a case or two after the show is over.

A slightly scaled-down IMMI team pulls off a great event in Chattanooga!

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