Opening for Miranda Lambert on her Certified Platinum Tour, Justin Moore stole the show Friday night at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. Following a low energy, albeit solid, performance from Pistol Annies member, Ashley Monroe, Moore got the crowd rocking with his blend of twangy vocals, rocking guitars, and powerful stage presence.
Dustin Lynch brought his high energy live show to Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill in Foxborough, MA on Sunday night. The “Cowboys & Angels” singer worked his way through a twenty song set complete with covers, hits, and deep cuts off his most recent release Where It’s At. Dressed in a Bruins shirt and his signature cowboy hat Lynch gave the sold out crowd of over a thousand one hell of a night.
Luke Combs is one of the most promising young talents in country music today. For every artist that relies on auto-tune and ghost writers, there are ones like Combs who provide true talent. Originally from Ashville, North Carolina, the 23 year old has released two EP’s and has garnered a rabid fan base in the South with his powerful vocals and extreme song writing talent. Best exemplified on “Let the Moonshine,” “I Know She Ain’t Ready,” and “Hell Raised Her,” he is a versatile artist who unapologetically flies the classic country music flag.
Brothers Osborne aren’t your traditional country duo. They hail from Maryland and aren’t afraid to advertise it as seen in the music video for their debut single “Rum” which was shot on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay. For their biggest fans “Rum” served as the song of the summer, but for most country fans they’re largely unfamiliar with the track. They’ll look to expand their fan base in a big way this summer when they head out with Darius Rucker on the Southern Style Tour. Sure, “Rum” will probably get the biggest ovation, but it’s their new single “Stay a Little Longer” that serves as their best song to date.
Well I’ve been where you’ve been my friend/ I felt the rain fall sideways/Hell on wheels in the fast lane/Down the crooked highway,” opens Zach Swon, half of the Swon Brothers, in the duo’s latest singel, “Pray for You.” Eloquently written and showcasing their talent as vocalists, the track is their second off of their debut album, which shares the same name, and currently sits at no. 43 on the US Country Airplay Charts.