REVIEW: Luke Bryan at Billy Bob's

Billy Bob's in Fort Worth, Texas plays host to many of country's biggest stars and Saturday July 10th, 2010 was no exception when Luke Bryan was in town.

Billy Bob's was the place to be on Saturday night, Luke Bryan drew a crowd of all ages. Luke, donning a baseball cap and vintage Billy Bob's "Buck Off" t-shirt, prepared for the show back stage by ingesting Red Bull and visiting with a large group of family members before opening his 2 plus hour show to a sea of fans all on their feet for the performance of "Doin My Thing".

Luke's boyish charm, infectious smile and obvious love for country music served as the foundation for a show that featured many of his chart toppers including, "Do I", "All My Friends Say" and "Country Man". Throughout his performance, Luke interacted with the over zealous crowd by taking personal notes from fans and entertaining with signature dance moves that included a timely wiggle when delivering the line "whiskey makes my baby feel a little frisky" during "Rain Is a Good Thing".

Solid vocals and his playful on stage demeanor speak directly to the crowd and serve as a testament to Luke's strong bond with his roots and his fans. Covering songs like One Republic's "Apologize", and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's "Fishing In The Dark" demonstrate Luke's depth as a performer and cement his traditionalist style.

Luke's performance delivered a balanced mix of catchy, fun party songs and heartfelt ballads. The entire show kept the audience in anticipation of what was next and left them wanting more. Luke Bryan is definitely a country artist to be reckoned with and one that Billy Bob's and his Texas fans will welcome back with open arms.

Review: Digital Rodeo Dallas Correspondent Kat Wheeler
Photo Credit: Darren Wheeler

1 comment:

Harriet said...

Loved your review, Kat! Wish Luke would come to NYC!