In spite of the heat during the day, country music fans proved that they are the most loyal fans in the world by filling LP Field up after a day in the sun. The stadium was buzzing like a happy bee from people that love their country music and artists.
The highlights of the two last concerts were many, but two things that really stood out among the to perfection rehearsed shows were when during Chris Young's "Tomorrow", the crowd spontaneously lighted up their cell phones to show the love - he felt it to, you could see that on his smile - and the other was when Keith Urban made his way through the audience to perform on a tiny platform one section away from the stage. He then signed his guitar, grabbed a hand that was one among twenty reached towards him and made sure that the person that hand belonged to would be the one to have his guitar. You could feel the love then too. That's one very genuine guy. Well, I said two moments, let's make it four: Neal McCoy knows how to get a sleepy stadium that just have had dinner to wake up and be with it and on their feet dancing in a heartbeat. If there was a prize for Best Opener, Neal McCoy should get that award, he deserves it. Then there's this phenomenon with a particular song that you can hear sung wherever you go and no one ever gets tired of hearing: everyone, and I do mean everyone, sang along to "Wagon Wheel".
Shelley Ridge for Country Music News International Magazine
Karen Fairchild in Little Big Town
Keith Urban playing guitar out among the audience.
The One And Only Wynonna.
The Very Entertaining Neal McCoy