Chris Young Returns To Maine On His ‘Raised On Country’ Tour
Chris Young made a return trip to Maine over the weekend. This time, outside, and with temps well above zero.
Chris Young returned to Maine over the weekend on his Raised On Country Tour. Also performing at Rock Row in Westbrook was country rising star, Matt Stell, and Eli Young Band.
Matt Stell kicked the night off playing his crowd revving hits off his debut EP Everywhere But On, featuring "I Bet Whiskey Would," "Everywhere but On,"' and "Better I Drink." His set also featured a Kings of Leon cover, "Sex On Fire," and a country throwback from John Michael Montgomery "Sold." Before leaving the stage Stell, of course, performed his sure to be first No. hit on country radio "Prayed For You." As of the night of the show, the single sits at No. 3 on the Mediabase Country charts, after climbing three spots in one week.
Next up was Eli Young Band. The Texas group performed a set that kept long time and new fans into it. From their recent No. 1 hit "Love Ain't" to the new single "Break It In," new fans could see how these guys have made solid country music for 20 years. For long time fans, their set dug deep into the archives with their previous No. 1 hits "Drunk Last Night," "Crazy Girl," "Even If It Breaks Your Heart," and even a deep cut from their Jet Black & Jealous record "Guinevere."
It was time for the headliner, The Chris Young. Kicking off the set was a high energy performance of "Hangin' On." Then the emotional roller coaster began with soulful performances of "Gettin' You Home (Black Dress Song)," "Lonely Eyes," and revving back up with "Losing Sleep." It truly doesn't matter if Young is singing a kickin' country tune or a soulful ballad, its an emotional roller coaster fans want to ride all night.
All the hits you'd expect from Young were featured throughout his set including, "Lonely Eyes," "I Can Take It From There," "Who I Am With You," "I'm Comin' Over," "Voices," and his collaboration with Cassadee Pope "Think Of You." He dug into the archives to bring back a 2013 hit "Text Me Texas." Hits from his next record were all present with blazing versions of "Raised On Country," "Hold My Beer, Watch This," and a soul crushing, heavy hitting, stripped down performance of his current single "Drowning."
Chris Young always crushes his covers. Case and point: his covers of Keith Whitley's "When You Nothing At All," and Garth Brooks "Papa Loved Momma." Closing out his set was "Tomorrow," and full-throttle performances of "Save Water, Drink Beer," and "Aw Naw."