Chris’ show was enjoyable. It’s great going to country concerts. The artists usually carry a strong voice throughout the show and they play the songs live as close to the recorded version fans learn to love.
Chris played a mix of his own songs along with some great choices for cover songs. He filled the entire 1 hour and 15 minute set and fans were loving every minute of it.
With a surprisingly strong voice that boomed the grandstand, Chris Young displayed the charisma and talent of a seasoned pro. Chris sounds like a mixture of Trace Adkins and Alan Jackson. There is nothing wrong with that combo and it’s likely a mixture that will lead to a long, successful career for the rising star.
Chris Young covered songs from Keith Whitley to the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to the Georgia Satellites.
The real crowd pleasers were, of course, Chris’ recent back-to-back #1 hits The Man I Want To Beand Gettin’ You Home. The first one saw a couple fans break out lighters are they sang every word back to Chris. Then Chris closed the show with his first #1 hit and the song responsible for his hot career Gettin’ You Home. The song sounded great and fans were grooving right along. Chris and his band played the tune and then headed off stage before coming back on for their one-song encore.
Chris was good with the crowd. He shared the usual stories about being out on tour. He mentioned that he and Josh Turner were recently out on tour with Alan Jackson. He also mentioned that his recent stint at big outdoor arenas with Rascal Flatts was extremely hot, but still tons of fun. It’s great to see that Chris was out on tour with artists that have different fanbases. Alan Jackson’s fanbase is a little more traditional, which would seem to fit Chris’ style perfect. Rascal Flatts’ audience is a little more young and probably a little more female. It’s good for Chris to get out in front of and win the hearts of a variety of people.
Chris Young sang his next single and re-release Voices. That’s one of my favorite songs and Chris did a great job singing it live. The video was shot for the song and should be out in the next couple weeks.
Chris did sing a cover of the Keith Whitley song When You Say Nothing At All. He did a great job on the tune despite his vocals not matching up perfectly with the track. When Chris mentioned Keith Whitley I was hoping he was going to play I’m Over You from his recent EP release, but there just wasn’t enough time. I heard one fan also mention disappointment that Chris didn’t play Drinkin’ Me Lonely.
The show was great and I’m looking forward to Phil Vassar at the Chippewa Fair tomorrow night followed by a dozen great artists at Country Jam in Eau Claire in 2 weeks.
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