Put on your cowboy boots! Top talents tour Pittsburgh

Toby Keith in 2014. Photo by Ron Short.

Toby Keith in 2014. Photo by Ron Short.

Dust off those cowboy boots because there’s a whole lot of country coming to the First Niagara Pavilion in August and September.

Aug. 15 – Florida Georgia Line has come a long way in just a few short years and have won numerous awards. True talents, the sky’s the limit for these boys who’ve topped the charts with #1 hits like “Cruise,” “Get Your Shine On,” “Round Here,” “Stay,” “This is How We Roll (Feature Luke Bryan)” and “Dirt.” Also appearing with Florida Georgia Line is Frankie Ballard known for his hit songs “Helluva Life,” “Sunshine and Whiskey” and his most recent release “Young & Crazy.” Also appearing is Thomas Rhett, son of legendary country artist, Rhett Akins.

Aug. 30 – Musician and actor, Tim McGraw will hit the stage to close out summer with his Shotgun Rider Tour featuring Billy Currington and Chase Bryant. McGraw comes armed with more hits than he can typically jam into one evening and a list of awards a mile long. Featuring hits like “Don’t Take the Girl,” “Down on the Farm,” and “Please Remember Me,” Tim McGraw is an unforgettable act.

Sept. 11 – Jason Aldean kicks off the September country shows. Featuring hits like “Take a Little Ride,” “Hicktown,” “Why” and Burnin’ It Down,” Aldean is sure to bring the party to town. Supporting Aldean is Cole Swindell whose breakout hit “Chillin It” gave him a name just two years ago. Also supporting Aldean is Tyler Farr who has been slowly climbing the charts with songs like “A Guy Walks into a Bar.”

Sept. 18 – Showstoppers, Lady Antebellum, get the mid-month slot in September and will likely perform their powerhouse collection of hits like “I Run to You,” “Need to Know,” “American Honey” and more. Lady A. will also be bringing Hunter Hayes, an incredibly talented musician who’s appeared in Pittsburgh quite a few times in support of hit songs like “Wanted,” “Somebody’s Heartbreak” and his most recent release “21.” Additionally, the show will feature Sam Hunt, a newcomer supporting his first release a year ago, “X2C” with singles like “Leave the Night On” and “Take Your Time.”

Sept. 26 – The grand finale of the country season is the big dog daddy himself, Toby Keith. Keith needs no introduction with his tremendous fan-base in the Pittsburgh region and beyond. Keith will surely close out the concert season with a bang on his “Good Times and Pick Up Lines” tour featuring the Eli Young Band and Chris Janson. With 17 studio albums and 60 singles to pick from, fans will be singing and dancing along to the music well into the night.

FMI: ticketmaster.com.
Preview by Hayley Lynn Martin for Pennsylvania Bridges

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