The Grammy Awards
Who performed: Matt Billingslea
When: Jan. 31, 2010
School: Westminster High
How he got there: Billingslea is the former touring drummer for Lady Antebellum, the top country group in the genre today. Lady A was invited to perform their hit single, "Need You Now," which went on to win Grammy Awards the following year for Record and Song of the Year.
Cool perk of the gig: While he performed with Lady Antebellum, he got to perform before 50,000 to 60,000 in stadium atmospheres on occasion, including at the CMA Festival in Nashville. He also got to perform at the legendary Grand Ole Opry in Nashville 5-10 times.
His words: "The Grammys, I think, are on a whole different scale. I like country music but not nearly as much as some other genres. Just to be in the room where all music is honored, not just country music, is a big deal."