The event's red carpet was set up beautifully, so that photogs, camera crews and print press all got their turn to do their duty with the guest celebs. I was able to get quotes from each of the artists, and even met guest Donald Trump, which was a gas. My "Country Weekly" webbie story is here, with an upcoming follow-up piece for the print edition in the coming week.Yes, indeed, Donald Trump, whom I met, with Melania Trump. On right, Donald Trump Jr. with wife Vanessa.Working the red carpet... actor Billy Connolly...Above: Amy Grant, with daughters Millie and Sarah and stepdaughter Jenny Gill; former pro rugby player Thom Evans (yowsah!). Below: LX TV host Sara Gore and co-host George Oliphant; Orlando Villella.
Below: "Harry Potter" star Freddie Stroma; country trio Stealing Angels; "Gossip Girl" actor Matthew Settle; NFL New York Giants players Danny Ware and Ahmad Bradshaw.Schenkenberg.
The "peak" of the evening: actors Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Noth, Kiefer Sutherland and Jason Patric, who are all starring in Broadway's "A Conversation with the Champion."