BY TER STAFF
Last night, country music’s Dustin Lynch literally brought one hell of a night to the Windy City. Joined by singer-songwriter and North Carolina-native Chris Lane and ‘Radio’ singer Tyler Rich, Lynch brought a great bill of talent to Joe’s on Weed Street for back-to-back nights of the “Hell of a Night” tour in Chicago. Lynch is touring in support of his second and latest album, Where It’s At, which debuted at #1 on iTunes Country Music Album Charts, led by his platinum-certified title track and #1 single, ‘Hell of a Night’.
Kicking off the night was singer Tyler Rich, perhaps known best for his 2014 single ‘Radio’ which introduced Rich to many last year. While the Sacramento native doesn’t have as big of a catalog to perform from as Lynch, Rich certainly held his own while warming up the crowd. Tyler Rich will definitely be a name to watch in the new year.
Next up was another hot emerging act in country music, singer Chris Lane. Lane put himself on the radar of many with the success of his infectious single ‘Fix’, which broke the record for the most single week adds from a debut male artist in Country Aircheck history. Lane has some huge co-signs from country music’s biggest superstars, including Florida Georgia Line, Brett Eldredge, Cole Swindell and of course Dustin Lynch, and despite being relatively new to the game, the iHeartRadio Rising Star finalist is getting a lot of praise for pushing the boundaries of country music. After seeing Lane perform live for his Chicago fans, it’s no surprise that the record breaking singer is receiving a lot of praise and success.
While Lane and Rich gave their all for the Chicago crowd, the man of the night, of one hell of a night, was set to perform. When Lynch hit the stage, the crowd’s volume was at its max level up until that point, but the energy levels only increased throughout the headlining performance. Performing a mix of his biggest hits from his 2014 and self-titled debut LPs, including songs like ‘Where It’s At’, ‘Cowboys and Angels’ and ‘Hell of a Night’, a lot of the highlights of the night probably came when Lynch performed some of his B-side records. A personal favorite moment of the night though, was when Lynch performed his newest single ‘Mind Reader’, another exciting single from his latest album that is sure to be a favorite for country music fans. From beginning to end, Lynch gave a performance Friday night that will not be soon forgotten.
If you missed Lynch’s two night residency at Joe’s, don’t worry because the ‘Where It’s At’ singer still has plenty of stops left on his tour until it concludes on May 14th in Oklahoma City. Get your tickets here now before it’s too late. And if you’re in Chicago and missed out, or you want to relive Thursday and Friday’s performances, Lynch will be back at Joe’s next month when he helps support a great cause while performing in support of Chicago Blackhawks star defensemen Duncan Keith’s Keith Relief benefit concert.
Check out some of Ariana LaBarrie’s photos of Dustin Lynch’s Chicago performance below!
Photos by Ariana LaBarrie