Rain or no rain, country fans from all over the Carolinas flocked the Bank of America Stadium on June 24 to see the biggest show of their lives. Tim McGraw & Kenny Chesney, alongside Jake Owen and Grace Potter, gave a hard hitting show no one will soon forget. It was a seven hour singalong that never stopped once.
Jake Owen graced the stage first not only to a roar from the crowds but from the skies as well. Rain flooded the stage but Jake didn’t falter once, singing his set through the rain. Thankfully, the skies cleared for Grace Potter who had a lively set playing a slew of instruments from tambourine, piano,and drums all while singing her heart out to a growing fan base that country fans aren’t accustomed to knowing. Everyone seemed pleased with her performance and all chimed in during her big hit “Paris (Ooh La La).”
Tim McGraw hit the stage singing his big hits which no one could hear over the loud singing from the audience. Country fans were on point all night. But the screams really came when American Idol winner and Garner, NC local Scotty McCreery hit the stage to help Tim sing a verse of “I Like It, I Love It.” The crowd obviously liked it and loved it and erupted into a chant of “SCOTTY” after he left the stage.
At the end of the night, Kenny Chesney started off his performance by flying over the crowd in a harness straight to the massive Corona stage! The roar from the ladies was intense as the harness accented his tight jeans and cut-off shirt. He performed all of his major hits including his latest “Come Over” before welcoming Tim McGraw back for another 30-minute set of duets.
Overall, the rain may have kept the ground wet but everyone’s spirits were sky high during the massive, history making show. The last concert to be held at Bank of America Stadium was The Rolling Stones in October 10th, 1997 for their Bridges to Babylon Tour
-Jodi Phillips / The New 103.7 with additional reporting from Brittney Cason and Will Johnson