Luke Bryan Brought The Kill The Lights Tour Baltimore

Luke Bryan
April 8, 2016
Royal Farms Arena- Baltimore, MD

      Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, MD:  Despite the cold and overcast weather, it didn’t put a rain on any country music fan’s parade. Opening up the night was country heartthrob, Dustin Lynch, who performed for almost 50 minutes. His 11-song set was highlighted by a love story based on his grandparents life called Cowboys and Angels, as well as his most recent hit single, Mind Reader, Name On It and Wild in Your Smile.

Second on the lineup was the ACM’s Vocal Group of the Year, Little Big Town. LBT started out with a marvelous rendition of Dolly Parton’s song, Jolene. Little Big Town is made up of vocalists, Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman and Guitarists, Jimi Westbrook and Philip Sweet. LBT also played a good handful of their award winning hits such as, Pontoon, Little White Church, their most recent album titled track, Pain Killer and their most popular hit, Girl Crush.

LukeBryan-22After two great sets before the man himself, Luke Bryan took the stage a little before 9:50, Royal Farms Arena was full of screeching fans.  Bryan, who is one of the top male country performers has a pretty solid fan base, who had no problem proving that they all pretty much knew every single word to every song he sang. The man knows his fans and what they want and he pulled out all the stops with his signature, energetic style and his signature dance moves on this stop on his Kill the Lights tour.

Arguably the biggest name in country music right now, the country superstar seemed to just have the time of his life as he danced around, going up and down the catwalk, also interacting with his fans while providing them with an impressive amount of the music that has got him to where he is today, selling out arenas and having some hit singles thrown into the mix as well.

Opening up with Rain Is A Good Thing, everyone was already off their feet singing along, swaying back and forth. Bryan moved easily from the song Roller Coaster  to an emotional Drink a Beer, a tribute to the two siblings he’s lost, which was written by Chris Stapleton and Jim Beavers. Bryan of course played all of those mega-hits of his  that have been played over most country radio stations over the past few years, including Crash My Party, Drunk on You, That’s My Kind of Night and Play It Again. He closed out the evening with a two-song encore – Country Girl (Shake It for Me) and the appropriately titled I Don’t Want This Night to End which was also a mashup of a cover of The Weeknd’s hit single, I Can’t Feel My Face.

Review by: Alyssa Howell

Luke Bryan

Little Big Town

Dustin Lynch