Concert Review: Chase Bryant in Rootstown, OH

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This past Saturday I had the privilege of seeing Chase Bryant in concert at The Dusty Armadillo in Rootstown, OH. Everyone was anxious and brimming with anticipation waiting for Bryant to begin his set. Unfortunately, his opening act was unable to make it due to the snow storm that trailed throughout the northeast, so while it was a cold night, Bryant warmed it up with a smile as always.

He came out full of energy and ready to party. Bryant started out on one of his many guitars (throughout the performance I was impressed by how many guitars Bryant had and how often he switched them out) and sang some songs off of his 2014 self-titled EP, including the upbeat love song “Wayfarer Weather.” It’s the kind of song that will get stuck in your head for hours. The songs “Way I See It” and “Change Your Name” were certainly crowd favorites. Every girl in the audience wanted the singer to change their name.

He added some covers including Walk the Moon’s infectious “Shut Up and Dance” and “Tennessee Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton, all the while dancing across the stage. I was impressed at both his vocal range and his range of genres. You could give almost any song to Bryant and he would nail it.

Naturally, Bryant closed out the night with his hit single “Take It On Back,” which had the packed crowd dancing and singing along in unison.

Overall, Bryant has an unbelievable ability to make every person feel like they’re the only person in the room. He controlled the stage and knew how to get the crowd into it.  He was honestly the most energetic musician I have ever seen. Bryant has so much talent and his songs are unlike anything else out there. As I left the concert, I was smiling so much that my face hurt!

Chase Bryant blew me away with his performance and his musicianship. He is an artist I would see again and again, as he has become one of my favorite people (check out my #CMchat exclusive interview I did with him), and now, one of my favorite artists.

Author: Cassie Wells

I believe in the power of music and the magic of words. US Army Soldier. Ohio raised, but my heart’s in Nashville. Reba McEntire brought me to country music and it’s where I found my passion.


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