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Concert Review: Lady Antebellum and Tim McGraw — May 25th, Fresno, CA

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Concert artists Tim McGraw and Lady Antebellum really know how to put on a good show. Both artists are currently touring together along with the rising country band Love and Theft. Their Fresno concert was awesome, and I highly recommend buying tickets before their tour ends.

I didn't know much about Love and Theft before the concert. The name sounded familiar, so I googled them from my phone and realized they sang the song "Runaway" which I enjoy quite a bit. They played that song live along with three others. One of the songs was "Wrong Baby Wrong Baby Wrong," which Martina McBride also sings. I'm also a fan of Martina McBride, but I liked the boys' (Brian Bandas, Stephen Barker Liles, and Eric Gunderson) version better. Their set only lasted twenty minutes and, by the time it was over, I wished they played for a bit longer. The boys also waited outside after the concert to meet fans.

After Love and Theft, Lady Antebellum took the stage. I love Lady Antebellum, and they were actually the reason I wanted to see the concert. I had seen them once before and they were amazing. They played for about an hour and focused more on their newest album (Need You Now — it's amazing. Buy it.) They played three songs off their first album (Lady Antebellum — also amazing. Buy it.) The songs were "Love Don't Live Here Anymore," "Lookin' For a Good Time," and "I Run To You." Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott are great singers, and Dave Haywood is great on the guitar and piano.

Tim McGraw has been in the country music business for decades and there's a reason for that: Because he's just so good. He's so good that I went on Amazon (on my phone) and ordered his CD during the concert. He mostly played his greatest hits ("Live Like You Were Dying," "Everywhere," etc.) But he played a couple off his newest album, Southern Voice. Tim's a funny guy and told a few good stories. I wished he had played "My Little Girl," because it's my favorite Tim McGraw song, but I didn't really expect it, because the song wasn't that big of a hit.

The concert was held at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA. I had never been there before because I live about five hours away (And yes, the concert was worth the drive). I was happy to find out how nice the venue was. It's on the California State University Fresno campus. It's indoor. It kind of reminds me of the Staples Center. The food was good but overpriced like any other concert.

The tour is not over. Ticket prices vary. The concert is so worth the money.

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  • Myra Robinson

    nice article and I know Tim puts on a good show,I have seen him twice and he and his wife 3 times. I also love Lady A and i look forward to the concert in June.I will see them June 19.I am sure Love and Theft are a good group or Tim would not have them with him,but he loves helping other people get started.