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Country Music Fans Pack the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater for Brantley Gilbert’s ‘Let It Ride’ Tour

Photo by Coti Howell

Breaking the record for largest crowd ever at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, Brantley Gilbert, Thomas Rhett and Eric Paslay played to a SOLD OUT crowd Friday night.

The announcement can late Thursday afternoon, the eve of the first concert of the 2014 season, that Brantley Gilbert’s ‘Let It Ride’ tour was officially a sell out. A few hundred more seats were added this year making for the largest crowd to ever attend and if you were there, you could definitely notice the difference.

When Friday rolled around, no on could have asked for a more perfect day. Sunny skies started the show off with ‘Friday Night’ hit maker Eric Paslay who also gave the crowd his version of Jake Owen’s ‘Barefoot Blue Jean Night,’ a song he co-wrote with a few friends.

Thomas Rhett then took the stage just after 8pm and continued rocking country music fans for around 45 minutes as he plowed his way through hits like ‘Get Me Some of That,’ ‘It Goes Like This,’ ‘Beer With Jesus,’ and closed out the night with ‘Something To Do With My Hands.’

Then came the headliner, who after an elaborate gasoline fueled video intro, commenced to rocking the frenzied Tuscaloosa crowd with one hit after another. Running through album cuts, radio singles and songs he’s written for other artists like ‘My Kind of Party.’ “Y’all ready to raise some hell tonight?” seemed to be Gilbert’s battle cry and every time he said it, the crowd responded with thunderous applause and throat shredding screams!

All in all, a successful night in Tuscaloosa. The crowd was happy, the artists exhausted and the first show of the 2014 concert season is in the books.

Twitter came alive following the show too:

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