The lights were turned down low in Nashville’s 3rd & Lindsley last night (3/3) when Jessie James Decker took over the stage.
During her Lights Down Low Tour stop in Music City, James played a number of her songs, old and new, mixed them with a few covers, and even included a spontaneous male revue that had her sold-out crowd of rambunctious ladies hooting and hollering.
Prior to Jessie James taking the stage was teenage trio, Temecula Road. Hailing from Temecula California, the trio comprised of sisters Maddie and Emma and friend Dawson, had the crowd in the palm of their hand from the second they walked on stage.
The teens kicked off their set with an original song, “Turn It Up Loud,” followed by the first song they wrote as a trio, “Paper or Plastic.” Since they don’t have much original music out, Temecula Road got the crowd hyped up with their cover songs, including Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself,” which created a sing-along amongst the audience.
The up-and-comers rounded out their set with another original song, “10 Outta 10,” showcasing the harmonies that led their vocal coach to set them up as a group in the first place.
Next up was Jessie James and the crowd was ready. By 9pm, they were chanting her name and nearly lost their minds when she hit the stage. James started her set with the high-energy 2009 hit, “Wanted,” and immediately had the audience in the palm of her hand.
As she started the show, the 27-year-old asked how many people has traveled to the show in her home city, to which two-thirds of the audience cheered. “Holy smokes! Well, thank you,” she said with surprise. The rest of her set was filled with her originals, like “Coming Home” and “I Look So Good (Without You),” new songs including “All Filled Up”, “Fall In Love” and “Pretty Girl,” and an array of covers, from Shania Twain’s “Man! I Feel Like A Woman” to Britney Spears’ “…Baby One More Time” to Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’.”
For an especially intimate moment, she brought out her husband, football player Eric Decker. The two got steamy on stage as she debuted the song “All Filled Up.” Later, she brought him back up for “I Do,” a song she had written for him before they were married in 2013.
The show wasn’t complete with a short question and answer session and Jessie demanding the few men from the audience to join her onstage. “Take off your shirt. Don’t piss me off,” she told them, before singing “Clint Eastwood.” The mom of two closed her set by bringing Temecula Road back onstage for a cover of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream,” and returning with “Lights Down Low” as an encore.
All in all, the nearly two-hour show was a fantastic showcase of Jessie’s voice, songwriting and personality. If you have a chance to see her out on the Lights Down Low Tour, we suggest you check it out.