It was a beautiful sunny day for the final day of Boots and Hearts. This year the festival seemed to fly by and no one could believe it was the last day. As always good things have to come to and end and we were set for what would be an unforgettable one.
Tomi Swick no stranger to BH was happy to be back as he took the Front Porch stage ready to share new music with us this time. Tomi released a new album last year The Yukon Motel. Tomi’s story is one of trials and tribulations so to see him overcome many obstacles and be up on stage with new music is truly tremendous.
It was Time To Breathe with Dani Strong on the main stage. I truly could of not been more happier for her and her hard working band. Dani is an independent artist who just released her debut album last year and on release day it went straight to the top of the charts on iTunes. Her first single to country radio is Wild One and she has just released her second single What You Need. Dani is beautiful on the inside and out with a just as equally beautiful voice to mach. She hit the boots stage full of excitement and energy, completely working the cat walk and having a total blast on stage. They even surprised us with a cover of AC/DC’s Thunder Struck and totally nailed it. It was amazing!
Delta Rae is a six-piece band from North Carolina. Liz Hopkins and Brittany Holljes share lead vocals. With Brittany’s brother Eric on piano. The band rounds out with Ian on guitar, Grant Emerson on bass and their drummer Mike McKee. They are full of beautiful harmonies and soulful vocals, drawing comparison to Little Big Town. Their first single A Long and Happy Life rang through the festival grounds bringing such jubilance to the boots stage.
Midland was very thankful to be here in Canada playing at BH. It was a beautiful afternoon and being such a chill band everyone was mellowed out grovin’ and enjoying their tunes. They definitely had the largest crowd gathered at the Front Porch stage for their set. They were also very grateful to Canadian country radio and their fans for their number one hit Drinking Problem. Of course they saved the best for last and closed out their set with this one and everyone was singing along with their choice of beverage in hand.
I was looking forward to checking out Cold Creek County as it would be my first time seeing them with their new lead singer Ches Anthony. Well I have to say I was not at all disappointed. The guys look as if there’s been no change at all and have been playing together this whole time. Energetic as always and smooth on their instruments the guys put on a great show. Ches has great energy with wicked vocals and he continually interacted with the crowd. With their hit single Homemade making waves on the charts I’m sure there will be more like this one to come.
Jess Moskaluke also no stranger to BH was happy to be back and sang her heart out as always to a large crowd at the Front Porch stage. Her vocals are so powerful and beautiful just as equally as she is. Being CCMA reigning female artist of the year, she has come to have hit after hit and her fans in the crowd were there to sing right along with her. Jess had a great set as she had the honour of closing out the Front Porch stage for BH6.
BH was drunk on Brett Eldridge’s love and he definitely Found Something He’s Good At. Brett is so charming and endearing he is nothing short of a true performer. The way he works the stage and the crowd all the while singing his heart out. Brett has many hits the fans all know and can join him singing and dancing along to, which he was quite happy to play and entertain us. But it’s always special to hear new music which he shared some songs from his freshly just released self-titled album Brett Eldridge. The album was just dropped a couple of days prior to boots and he was happy to be at BH and share new music with us.
Luke Bryan can Crash Our Party at BH anytime! There is a reason he has won Entertainer Of The Year multiple times. There is no doubt about it, he can really entertain a crowd. Of course all the ladies love his moves but he works the stage and catwalk, interacting with fans and playing hit after hit. Luke has such an array of music of course so many party tunes but a he can also slow it down with more meaningful songs. Fans can really connect with his music weather we are Kickin’ The Dust Up or sitting there to Drink A Beer you definitely feel like you are in the moment with him and the thousands of fans around you. Loving every minute of his set, I truly loved though when he brought out a grand piano and Stripped It Down for us. All I can say is Luke, that was definitely My Kind Of Night.