Luke Bryan’s Party is One To Crash

Bryan’s Party is One To Crash by Tracy Nightingale
the cusp of releasing his 4th studio album, Crash My Party, Luke
Bryan is on his first headlining tour and bringing his A game. It’s
halfway through nearly a year long trek and sell out crowds are just
feeding his momentum. Summerfest in Milwaukee is a haven for music
lovers and showcases hundreds of musical acts over the course of it’s
annual eleven day run but on July 3rd even the fireworks over the
lake didn’t distract the crowd enough to take their eyes off of
that mans swiveling hips.
silhouette rising from a bright white lighted platform is where he
began “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye” and the there were more heart
pumping moments to come. Although the show kept good pace he doesn’t
necessarily make what he does look easy. The talent isn’t in
question but it’s obvious by his facial expressions just how much
work he’s putting into these shows. This is his first time as top
biller and he’s not taking it for granted. Bryan covered every inch
of the stage, slapped every hand that he could reach, maybe even
twice and never let his energy level go below soaring. Even when you
think he’s slowing it down a bit with songs like “Do I” or
“Drunk On You” it never appears that he and his band are not
giving everything but their all. Though some artists place their
biggest or most popular hits toward the end of a set, or last before
the encore, Bryan blasts this crowd of twenty three thousand with
“Country Girl (Shake it for Me)” at the very end of the encore.
Likely knowing everyone came, in part, to hear that song live, he
keeps you waiting til the end of the night for a highlight that is
hard to forget.
announcing their own headline tour, duo Florida/Georgia Line fully
packed the house which is often unusual for the first of three acts.
Someone un-familiar with the genre could have walked into Marcus
Amphitheater and not know they weren’t experiencing the main event.
They have taken country music by storm, are booming crowd favorites
and the perfect compliment to Bryan’s tour.  Sandwiched in
between is Thompson Square; a husband and wife combo who recently
missed some dates due to Keifer Thompson’s forced vocal rest. The
centerpiece of their set was “Glass” where a beautiful background
video focused on the couples charitable work for ChildFund
International. The Dirt Road Diaries Tour continues through the USA
until October.
 Tracy Nightingale for Country Music News International

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