Thursday, July 23, 2015

Wheels Up Tour Roars Into Austin 360 Amphitheater

The music was as hot as the weather when country music superstars Lady Antebellum rolled in Austin, Texas as part of their latest tour. The multi-award winning trio performed to a packed house of country music fans at the Austin 360 Amphitheater at Circuit of the Americas on Thursday, July 16, 2015 as part of the Wheels Up Tour, supporting their 5th album, 747. 

Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood thrilled their audience with performances of mega-hit after mega-hit including “Bartender,” “American Honey,” “I Run To You,” “Need You Now,” and “We Owned The Night” as well as covers like “Walk This Way.”

Proving that their hearts are as big as their talents, Lady Antebellum donated a portion of all ticket proceeds from this show to the Austin Disaster Relief Network to assist those affected by the devastating Memorial Day Floods here in Central Texas.

Sporting a slightly controversial pair of zebra print pants, Sam Hunt opened the show for Lady A. While Sam might be a newcomer to the country music touring circuit, he is in no way a newcomer to the music world. He has been behind the scenes, writing hits for the likes of Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban and Billy Currington. Hunt released his debut album in 2014. On this night, Sam performed songs like “Leave The Night On,” “Ex To See,” “Take Your Time,” and Breakup In A Small Town.”

Next up for the evening was Hunter Hayes. Although Hunter is only 23 years old, he has been making an impact in the country music world for several years. The talented singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has been nominated for and/or won numerous Grammy’s, CMA’s, AMA’s, Billboard, Teen Choice and BMI awards since his debut in 2012. Hunter thrilled the audience with performances of “Tattoo,” “I Want Crazy,” “Somebody’s Heartbreak,” “Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me,” and “Wanted.”

Showing his support for the local Austin community, Hunter Hayes awarded meet and greet opportunities to fans who participated in a blood drive before the show.

It was another great night of live country music in the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin, Texas.