Lady Antebellum, Thomas Rhett + More Rattle the Mountains at 2014 Country Jam Colorado [Pictures]
Lady Antebellum drew the largest crowds at 2014 Country Jam Colorado on Friday night, but opener Thomas Rhett proved he’s well on his way to becoming a headliner as well. Kellie Pickler, Jana Kramer, Josh Thompson and Rachel Lipsky all played country’s most scenic stage for Day 2 of Country Jam in Grand Junction, Colo.
Country music’s hottest trio closed with a 90-minute long set that included hits like ‘Downtown,’ ‘Need You Now’ and ‘I Run You,’ but also new songs like ‘Bartender,’ and ‘Freestyle’ from their upcoming album. It was just the second time Dave, Charles and Hillary performed the song live, and fans ate it up. Listen to a clip below.
A cover of Fleetwood Mac‘s ‘Rhiannon’ revisited their ‘CMT Crossroads’ performance with Stevie Nicks. The focus was on their original material however, with the crowd answering every call to sing along.
Rhett introduced his new single ‘Make Me Wanna’ and watched as fans filling the wide-open pasture grooved along to the Bee Gee’s-like beat. He also played covers, including songs he wrote (Lee Brice‘s ‘Parking Lot Party’), current hits he didn’t write (Luke Bryan‘s Country Girl’) and classics (Garth Brooks, ‘Friends in Low Places’). Fans flooded the general admission area quickly when his set began — by far this Georgia-native was the buzz act of the day.
That’s not to say the others were slacking. Pickler’s energetic hour-long set left everything she had on stage. Kramer broke into a mix of covers during her set. Alanis Morrisette, Eminem and Gnarls Barkley were all artists she sampled. Thompson was the day’s traditional sound. His rooted brand of blue collar country really started the party.