Cowboy hats, boots and Daisy Duke shorts surround the GM Centre in Oshawa, something big is happening here. Jason Aldean is set to hit the stage for another sold out show.
The building is buzzing with anticipation, but before Jason and his band come to entertain, “A Thousand Horses” start off the evening. The southern rock sound belts out through the facility and fans turn their heads and look to the stage. Lead singer, Michael Hobby leaps outs and begins to belt out tunes that will soon be recognized by country fans everywhere.
Before Aldean makes his appearance a common name in the country music scene arrives on stage, Thomas Rhett. Nominated for three ACM awards, one for his new CD, “Tangled Up”, 2 CMT awards, fans erupted into a loud cheer and rose from their seats to welcome this talented gentleman. During this 40 minute set ACM nominated hit, “Die a Happy Man” was the evening high light and the fans let Thomas know it with loud cheers, screams and plenty of applause.
The second act was complete and music still filled the GM Centre, DeeJay Silver was spinning tunes keeping the crowd on a high from the Thomas Rhett. Country to Rock, the crowd was feeling the high from this talented DJ. He got the fans singing to prerecorded sounds of prominent musicians including Bon Jovi’s “Living on a Prayer”. Now the stage was set, crowd was pumped, bring on the headlining act.
The curtain drops and from the stage set enters Jason Aldean, everyone was on their feet, cheering and clapping filled the stadium over powering the voice of the main act, this is who the crowd was waiting for and he did not disappoint. The energy from the floor was rubbing off on stage, high voltage, and fan-engaged Aldean showed his appreciation.
A unique stage allowed Jason to include fans from all sides and center stage with high fives across all three mini-catwalks. “The Six String Circus Tour “ was in Oshawa and in full force. Three-time ACM Male Vocalist of the year was here to promote his latest album, “Old Boots, New Dirt”, including his newest single, “Gonna Know We Were Here”. He definitely left his mark on Oshawa so everyone in the building knew he was here and sure hope he comes again soon. Playing music from his five previous albums helped continue the fan appreciation to a super high, this was a show people were not going to forget. Thousands of super Aldean fans enjoyed the high energy evening and I am sure will continue to follow for some time and hope he will return to Oshawa for an encore performance so he can say – you know we were here.