Kip Moore brought his Me and My Kind Tour to the General Motors Saturday night. Opening acts were Meghan Patrick and Jon Pardi. With a lineup like this we were in store for one hell of a night!!
Meghan Patrick kicked things off and she was fired up playing to her hometown crowd. Since the first time I saw Meghan play earlier this year I said this girl is the real deal and has it all going on for her! I knew it wouldn’t be long before she would be playing with the big boys and opening up for some of the biggest names in country music. It didn’t take long at all and it was absolutely amazing to see her opening up for a huge act in today’s country, Kip Moore. She kicked it off with her album titled hit Grace and Gritt and had the whole arena singing along, it was amazing! Meghan had a lot of fans and also friends in the crowd singing and cheering her along throughout her set it was incredible to hear! My absolute favourite part of Meghan’s set is when she covers Dolly Parton’s Jolene, with her pipes she absolutely nails it every time! Congratulations Meghan, you completely rocked the GM Centre!
Jon Pardi was up next and this was Jon’s first trip across the border to play here in Canada. It was amazing the reception he received from the crowd. He just released his album California Sunrise and it can easily be charted in the top albums of the year! He said it himself and I couldn’t agree more, they are one “Outlaw bad ass band!” These guys know how to rock but play true country music. They are exactly what country is and what country sounds like. His music is rooted in classic country and they play music you can two-step to but can really pump up the crowd. I was blown away with their performance! They played crowd favourites Paycheck, Dirt On My Boots and his number one hit Head over Boots. It was incredible to hear the crowd singing along to these amazing tunes! I was completely impressed with his set and I am already looking froward to seeing him back up here!
The man of the hour Kip Moore was finally set to take the stage. The crowd was eager and pumped up for his set to begin. He kicked things off with his album titled track Wild Ones. Setting the tone for the night, we knew we were in for a wild time! If you have never seen Kip live, let me tell you just how amazing he is! His voice is incredible and is like no others! He completely rocks the guitar and he has so much energy on stage while interacting with the crowd. He puts on such an amazing performance! Although it was amazing him and his band rocking out, I have to say my favourite part of the night was when Kip took the stage himself and played an acoustic set for us. He played quite a few from Wild Ones, but he also played something a little special. “I like to play something to do a little tribute to the town I am in and I know I am a little down the road… but I know this is still special to you guys!” With a little tribute to the Tragically Hip, he played Bobcaygeon. Kip then serenaded us with one of my favourites from Up All Night, Hey Pretty Girl. It gave me goosebumps as he sang it acappella and then finished it off with a little rendition of My Girl. Kip was rejoined back on stage by his band and kicked it back up with fan favourite Somethin’ About A Truck. Kip rolled through hit after hit throughout the night and had the crowd singing right along. It was an absolutely incredible night and one for the books for the GM Centre!
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