Carrie, Carrie, Carrie. Sweet Carrie. First and foremost, thank you for coming to Boston. It might not be the most convenient geographically, but it’s the biggest indoor venue in the region and the only one that makes sense for her 2016 Storyteller Tour. Bringing along Easton Corbin (big fan) and The Swon Brothers (bigger fan) takes this night from good to great – honestly the most excited I’ve been for a show in about a year. Between her sweet vocals, killer new set of music, and those legs how could I not be excited.
Eric Church is widely known as one of the best performers in country music. His unique ability to blend genres makes his records good, but hearing the sound live takes things to another level. His heavily rock influenced show, makes it unlike anything else around. One moment he’s in your face and the next he’s slowing things down. There’s songs about things that matter and songs about those that don’t. But if you’ve seen the chief perform before you already knew all that. What made Thursday night at the TD Garden different was the record breaking length.
Garth Brooks took the stage tonight at the TD Garden for his first show in the Northeast in nearly 17 years. From the moment he announced that he would be bringing the “Garth Brooks Experience” to Boston there has been questions about how the show would compare to those put on nearly two decades ago. With over fifteen thousand in attendance and ready to sing along, Brooks delivered a heart pounding performance that will be remembered for some time to come.
It’s a big weekend for country music in the Northeast. Garth Brooks brings the “Garth Brooks Experience” to the TD Garden for an unprecedented six shows in four days. He’ll play two shows a night on Friday and Saturday and when it’s all said and done he’ll have performed for over 75,000 people. But it’s not just Garth who’s in the region this weekend. Alan Jackson brings his Keepin’ It Country Tour to the MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA on Friday night before heading up to Portland, ME on Saturday night. He has Jon Pardi and the Grammy nominated Brandy Clark along with him for both shows. If classic country isn’t your thing Friday night you can head on down to the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods and check out Chris Young and Lee Brice with special guests Brothers Osborne. Limited tickets are still available for all shows.
Note: Trisha Yearwood is also on the bill for all six Garth Brooks shows.