Chris Stapleton, his band and around 11,750 backing singers gave a great concert at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Friday.
With him from the start, the crowd who had waited almost exactly a year for the postponed COVID show sang the chorus to “Nobody To Blame” a few minutes after the two-hour concert and then, a few songs later, added harmonies to “Start Over.” “.
As he prepared for “Billionaire,” Stapleton drank a glass of water, then said he was not in great shape, but the crowd had “brought me back.”
“I will give everything I have. You’re going to have to support me a bit. So far you are doing very well.
Continuing their work, the crowd engaged with Stapleton as the mass chorus and, for those up front, in conversation.
As Stapleton recounted the story behind the writing of “Traveler,” based on driving through New Mexico with his wife Morgana on a cold night, he was interrupted by someone standing near the stage who must have shouted “this is the coldest place on earth”.
“Is this the coldest place in the world? I don’t know, “he replied.” It’s Nebraska, baby. You have a beautiful town here. We walked around it today.
Then playing the acoustic guitar on his own he started the song and on the chorus just said “Sing” and the crowd did, wearing “Traveler” on the road and receiving a “thank you for doing it. that ”from Stapleton.