Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Top 5 Country Concerts
My favorite thing in the whole world is to go to country concerts. I have been lucky enough to see many of my favorite country artist perform live. Yesterday I was asked which country artist was my favorite to see in concert/who puts on the best show and I didn't have an answer because I never compared them to each other. I have decided to come up with a top 5 list of who puts on the best concert so I have an answer for the next time I am asked. First I should tell you who I have seen live in concert so everyone knows which bands/artist I am comparing: Kenny Chesney, Sugarland, Reba McEntire, Chris Cagle, Gretchen Wilson, Chuck Wicks, Dierks Bentley, Pat Green, Randy Houser, Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band, Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts, Garth Brooks, Dixie Chicks, Little Big Town and Brad Paisley. This was not an easy list to make but this is what I have come up with...
#5. Garth Brooks: The only reason Garth Brooks isn't number 1 is because I was so young when I went to see him that I don't really remember it that well. But I do remember the night I saw Garth Brooks was the night I fell in love with country!
#4. Dierks Bentley: This concert was so amazing because Dierks Bentley is able to make everyone that is at the concert feel like he is singing to only them. He was very down to earth and had a ton of energy. You leave a Dierks Bentley concert with the feeling that you just watched one of your good friends perform.
#3. Rascal Flatts: I have seen Rascal Flatts twice and the more you see them in concert the more you love them. I am a huge Rascal Flatts fan and know every word to all of their great songs and when you go to one of their concerts you realize every single Rascal Flatts fan is the same. The energy from the crowd and the band doesn't compare to the energy you will feel at any other concert.
#2. Jason Aldean: I have never been to a concert where the fans were on there feet the ENTIRE time of the the concert but that happened at the Jason Aldean concert. I was front row for this concert which made it even better but when I looked behind me you could tell that even the people in the back row were having as much fun as I was. Jason Aldean sang every song as if it was the only song he was going to perform that night and gave it everything he had until he walked off the stage after the last song.
#1.5 Kenny Chesney: Kenny Chesney has won Entertainer of the Year many years in a row and he definitely deserves that award! I have seen Kenny Chesney twice and both times were unforgettable. Kenny Chesney was the first country artist I saw that really knew how to put on a show and he is one of the main reasons I started to love going to concerts. I hope I get the chance to see Kenny Chesney a 3rd, 4th and 5th time because I love all of his songs and his concerts!
#1. Keith Urban: I was speechless after I left the Keith Urban Concert and I still kind of am. Every song he sang I looked over at my friend Jamie and said "That is my favorite song I will never forget him singing that live" and after the next song I would say/think the same exact thing. During the concert I wanted to soak up every moment because I didn't want to forget a thing about this concert. If you ever get the chance to see Keith Urban in concert jump at it because it is a concert you will never forget.
On a side note: I wouldn't have gone to 3/4 of these concerts if it wasn't for my country partner in crime Jamie. I can't imagine anyone else I would have rather gone to these concerts with because no one can party country style like we can :)
And a HUGE thanks to Megan for coming to the Jason Aldean concert with me because that was hands down one of the funnest nights of my life!