Country Concert Checklist

By Kendall Albrecht

As a country music fan, I’ve dusted off the old cowboy boots a number of times to hear my favorite artists live. Here are some of my favorites so far:

Thomas Rhett

One of my first concerts, Thomas Rhett at Shoreline Amphitheater sparked my interest in live music. Lawn seats made for cheap tickets, and the crowd’s energy was fun and lighthearted. Thomas Rhett’s setlist had me screaming all the words, and he even moved to a mini stage right in front of our spot on the lawn for a few songs. Engaging with the audience, Thomas Rhett showed his love for his fans and put on an amazing show. 

Morgan Wallen

Learning that Morgan Wallen’s tour only reached San Diego and LA, my country concert partners and I were devastated. Yet, our obsession with his new album— “One Thing at a Time” —convinced us to break our banks for tickets and endure the long drive down the state. Despite our nosebleed seats, Morgan Wallen did not disappoint. He sang our favorite songs confidently and enthusiastically, making for an outstanding performance and leaving us awestruck (and extremely envious of those with pit tickets). 

Luke Bryan

Possibly the best performer I’ve seen in concert, Luke Bryan simply had fun on stage. The audience (definitely a party crowd) created a wild environment. Although he didn’t play all the songs I hoped for, Luke Bryan’s show did not fail to entertain me.