There has been a lot of change for Chris Stapleton over the past several years, these days fans aren’t convincing others of his greatness, as others now know his appeal. For example, a sold out show at Jiffy Lube Live would have been surprising a few years back but these days Stapleton is big stage ready.
A dreary day filled with rain and thunder didn’t stop fans from flocking to see the amazing line up ahead. Brent Cobb was first to take the stage. A Georgia native with a soulful classic rock sound, Cobb is remarkably crafted and his stories are rather intriguing. His music is what I refer to as “stoner” music or “hippie” music. It’s creative and makes you think. Although his sound can be defined as southern rock and maybe some folk intertwined, it also has a real country sound. To be perfectly honest, Brent Cobb has a special sound.
Anderson East, who is known for being Miranda Lambert’s partner, has a sound that’s almost extinct. You see, his voice is one of a kind. A soulful vocal with a touch of rasp sings delicately over electric guitar riffs and piano notes. A timeless artist with so much to say, he is highly underrated and gets nowhere near the amount of credit he truly deserves.
Chris Stapleton, who was highly anticipated, came out strong with “Might As Well Get Stoned.” You see, Stapleton hit the scene so hard that it changed the game. He gave country music another chance, he was and is the air that breathes life back into country music. His live show is proof that his hard work is paying off. As he moved onto “Nobody To Blame” fans excitedly chanted along. At a Stapleton show, you get just as much musicianship as you do entertainment. One of the best bands I’ve seen to date! Stapleton performed a wide array of songs, From A Room: Vol 1 but also took it back with songs such as “Whiskey and You.”
I have never witnessed such talented array of artists all on one stage as I did with the All American Road Show tour. It was a show filled with story telling, pure artistry, and exceptional vocals all the way around. The night was crammed with talent and mastery. If you want to hear what real music should sound like, check out Chris Stapleton’s All American Road Show tour.