Review: Little Big Town Bring Harmony to RodeoHouston [PICTURES]
Little Big Town brought their beautiful harmonies to RodeoHouston on Friday night (March 18), for an audience of just over 65,000 fans. The show was the group's very first at the rodeo -- a milestone they were sure to acknowledge.
"We have, for 17 years, wanted to play your rodeo," LBT's Kimberly Schlapman said during the band's set. "It's finally happened."
Karen Fairchild, Schlapman, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook opened the night up with "Little White Church," their Top 10 and gold-certified single from 2010. The country quartet did not do much talking throughout their concert, but they did make one important announcement shortly after taking the stage: Friday was Sweet's birthday. The crowd was happy to join the birthday boy's bandmates in singing him "Happy Birthday."
After performing "Pavement Ends," Little Big Town went into a soulful rendition of "Jolene," earning approval from the Texas audience. Throughout the Dolly Parton cover, their voices blended together wonderfully. When it was time to sing "Tornado," Fairchild, Schlapman, Sweet and Westbrook were bathed in red light, and fans blew their hair back in dramatic fashion.
"Day Drinking" had concertgoers singing along in their seats -- but the arena really erupted at the opening notes of "Girl Crush." As LBT performed the massive hit, they were backlit onstage, and their figures appeared on the video screens as silhouettes. The crowd continued to show their enthusiasm for the song by lighting up the stadium with their cellphone lights.
Little Big Town closed out their set with "Boondocks."
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