It’s no surprise that Luke Bryan‘s Huntin’, Fishin’, And Lovin’ Every Day Tour sold out the Lakeview Amphitheater this past Saturday, August 12. After all, the star studded tour featured some of today’s best country music with both Craig Campbell and Brett Eldredge along on the ride.
Up first was Craig Campbell who did an amazing job starting the crowd with his smooth country melodies and high energy boot stomping numbers. With hits like “Outskirts of Heaven” and “Keep Those Kisses Coming” his true country sound was the first to jump start this happy crowd.
Up next was crowd favorite, Brett Eldridge. Hailing from the small town of Paris, Illinois this young man is from my neck of the woods in Southern Illinois. It’s been fun watching his career explode with his first hit, “Raymond” in 2010, and his CMA’s New Artist of the Year award in 2014. Since then, it’s been pedal to the medal with hit after hit for this young man with no end near as his momentum just accelerates with each new album. With a full catalog of music to choose from already for the show, Brett entertained this crowd with his boy next door charm and charisma for days the moment he hit the stage.
With a quick set stage change, in no time flat the crowd was able to see the man of the hour, Luke Bryan. Rising to the center of the stage with flames blazing, Luke came out with his number one hit “Move” and the crowd went wild and the rest is history. There is no doubt why Luke Bryan continuously wins Entertainer of the Year from several sources. His personality and charm made the show not only entraining, but down right fun.
Starting off the show by bringing a young boy named Nicholas on stage right from the start, his kindness and way with kids showed through immediately, and with that cute little smile and moves for days, the girls were melting into their seats the moment he looked their way. But don’t get me wrong, Luke Bryan is a man’s man too. With talk of hunting, and fishing, and having a good ole time with his friends and family, he is down right likable to everyone. Where else can someone sing “Sweet Caroline” in a sea of NY Yankee fans and still be shown the love! The show offered concert goers their money’s worth with a long setlist of hit after hit. If you haven’t seen him live yet, I highly suggest you see his show.
If you weren’t at Saturday’s show, don’t fret as he’ll be joining New Yorkers once again on August 24 at CMAC in Canandaigua, August 25 at Darien Center, August 26 at SPAC in Saratoga, and August 27 at Jones Beach in Wantaugh! Get your tickets now and just tell them NYSMusic.com sent ya.
Setlist Brett Eldredge: Superhero, Don’t Ya, Somethin’ I’m Good At, Wanna Be That Song, Beat of the Music / Drops of Jupiter, Love Someone, Drunk On Your Love, Long Way Around, Mean To Me, and Lose My Mind
Setlist Luke Bryan: Move, That’s My Kind of Night, Kick the Dust Up, Rain Is a Good Thing, This Is How We Roll (Florida Georgia Line cover, orig. ft. Bryan), Crash My Party, Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye, I See You, Fast, Drunk on You, Roller Coaster, All My Friends Say, Country Man, Play It Again, Mountain Music (Alabama cover), Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond cover), Fishin’ in the Dark (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band cover), Strip It Down, Drink a Beer, Huntin’, Fishin’ And Lovin’ Every Day, I Don’t Want This Night to End, Country Girl (Shake It for Me), Paradise City (Guns N’ Roses cover)