Florida Georgia Line’s “Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour” rolled into town last night for the perfect summer party. With the help of guest artists, Canaan Smith, HARDY, Morgan Wallen, and Dan and Shay, the lineup was packed with excitement and so was the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre.
HARDY warmed the crowd up with some blue collar fun, twanging out lyrics like, “My truck’s louder than your truck, And my collar’s a little more blue. You might think that you’re redneck, But I’m rednecker than you” from his most popular song, “Rednecker.”
Up next, Morgan Wallen brought the party with his Kid Rock type set, which included “Up Down” and his newest hit, “Whiskey Glasses.” Wallen has only been in the business for five years but performed like a seasoned pro.
Canaan Smith supported the show, performing between each set. He wrapped up with his newest song which comes out next week, “Beer Drinking Weather.”
The sun was setting and the night was alive by the time Dan and Shay hit the stage. The amphitheatre erupted as the set kicked off with “Alone Together” and “All To Myself.” Dan and Shay have a type of entertainment quality that is truly remarkable, and a distinct sound and vocal ability that shines through each lyric.
The band had the ability to take their crowd from slow dancin’ romance with “From The Ground Up” to dancing around and scream singing along to “Make or Break.” Dan and Shay led their audience through a powerful rendition of “Speechless” and finally, brought the lights up and let the sold out audience sing out the chorus of “Tequila.” By the end of their set, they had captured the hearts of every concert goer, leaving an unspeakable energy circling around as they thanked their crowd and said goodnight.
The Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre had fully transformed into a Nashville bar by the time Florida Georgia Line took the stage. Accompanied by fireworks and fireballs, FGL flew through hit after hit including “Cruise” and “Round Here.” The duo did an exceptional job bringing their guest artists back on stage throughout the night, including HARDY during “Y’all Boys,” Canaan Smith during “Get Your Shine On,” Dan and Shay for an incredible performance of “H.O.L.Y.” which ended with every audience member with arms reached to the sky “for a little bit of worship” and finally, Morgan Wallen for a reprise of their song together, “Up Down.” The set flew by with little chatter between each song, except to thank the special forces, police, firefighters, and EMTs.
Tyler Hubbard and Bryan Kelley (BK) took the stage for their encore wearing Blues jerseys, naturally causing a “Let’s Go Blues” chant to ring out, hyping the audience up for the last bit of the show. The band’s encore was comprised of three of FGL’s biggest hits, “Simple” “Meant to Be” and finally, “This Is How We Roll.” The echoes from the crowd spoke to how well loved Florida Georgia Line is, and how much joy their music brings country fans. It was a powerhouse performance, and truly proved that you “can’t say they ain’t country.”