Lady Antebellum Wrap U.S. Leg of You Look Good World Tour with Memorable Hometown Show
When Lady Antebellum took the stage for the final U.S. show of their You Look Good World Tour at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena Saturday night (Sept. 9), Hillary Scott promised the trio would leave everything they had out on the stage and that’s exactly what they did.
Opening their nearly two-hour set with the infectious “Downtown,” the GRAMMY-winning group continued to sing hit after hit throughout the evening, evoking sing-a-long after sing-a-long from the packed arena.
In addition to playing radio hits, like “American Honey” and “I Run To You,” the trio also brought their latest record, Heart Break, to life with several live performances of tracks from the CMA-nominated album. “This City” was an instant crowd favorite, while “Good Time To Be Alive” set the scene for a perfect Saturday night in Music City.
Lady A slowed things down a bit about half way through their set. Allowing their band to take a well-deserved break, Scott and Charles Kelley took a seat on stools as bandmate Dave Haywood took his place at a piano. Dedicating the next song to the late Don Williams and Troy Gentry, Kelley and Haywood allowed Scott to take center stage for a poignant performance of Hillary Scott & The Scott Family’s GRAMMY award-winning “Thy Will.” With her bandmates providing background vocals, Scott belted out the heartfelt ballad leaving the crowd speechless.
Another highlight of the evening came when Kelley performed the critically-acclaimed song “Leaving Nashville” from his solo project, The Driver. The performance left the group reflecting on their decade-long journey as a trio and reveling in the fact that they got to wrap up their tour with a show at Bridgestone Arena.
“Without getting too nostalgic, this is a dream come true for us to close out this tour in Nashville,” Kelley told the hometown crowd. “For over ten years we have walked this journey with everyone here tonight and we couldn’t feel more blessed. Thank you to everyone who helped us make this tour the most unforgettable journey yet.”
Exchanging hugs and a few tears, the group went on to play a jaw-dropping cover of Shania Twain’s “You’re Still the One.” Lady A’s incredible harmonies took the song to the next level and had fans singing along to every word.
Kicking things back up a notch, the trio invited their band, as well as students from the Nashville School of the Arts, to the stage for a lively performance of “You Look Good.” The addition of a horn section to the band proved to be a smart choice several times throughout the evening, especially on this energetic number.
Keeping fans on their feet, tour opener Brett Young returned to the stage to sing Tim McGraw’s “Something Like That” with Kelley and Haywood, while supporting act Kelsea Ballerini joined Scott in singing a sassy rendition of Beyonce’s “Crazy In Love.”
Lady Antebellum bid farewell to the Music City crowd with a final performance of their mega-hit “Need You Now.”
The trio has come a long way since they spent their nights playing just down the road at Nashville’s 3rd and Lindsley Bar and Grill. Proving worthy of an Entertainer of the Year nod, Lady A’s live show was truly a treat.
The tour’s supporting acts opened the evening with memorable performances. Young showcased his laid-back vibes and boyish good looks during his short set, which included his hits “In Case You Didn’t Know” and “Sleep Without You.”
Ballerini had fans in the palm of her hand, singing a number of tracks from her debut album while also previewing a handful of songs from her much-anticipated sophomore album, Unapologetically. Songs like “Yeah Boy” and “Love Me Like You Mean It” had everyone on their feet, while new material, like “I Hate Love Songs” and “Legends” had fans excited for what’s to come.
Like Lady A, Ballerini also marveled at the fact that she was playing Bridgestone Arena, a place where she’s attended so many concerts as a fan. With her career on a constant upward trajectory, Ballerini will likely be headlining the venue in no time.