By The Skyboat Staff
ORLANDO -- It was anything but an ordinary Saturday night in Orlando as Luke Bryan and company rocked a sold out 15,000 strong at the Amway Center.
Kicking off the show was the Florida Georgia Line playing their hit singles “Cruise” and “Round Here”. FGL is an up and coming country duo composed of Tyler Hubbard from Georgia and Brian Kelly a Florida native who grew up in Ormond Beach just about 45 minutes away outside Orlando.
Following FGL was Thompson Square a husband and wife duo made up of Keifer and Shawna Thompson who are bringing back to classic country duet love songs with their romantic performances. Their Grammy nominated single “Are you gonna kiss me or not” had the audience stunned as they demonstrated amazing choreography to go along with their storyline.
After two hours of opening acts the half intoxicated crowd gave a very warm welcome to American Country Awards Male Artist of the year, Luke Bryan. Bryan’s performance had the crowd on their feet singing, dancing, laughing and drinking for almost an hour and a half.
Bryan's act is vastly different from many of his fellow country artists and has played key role in his success thus far in his career. From remixing Flo-Rida and Maroon 5 songs, to “Shake it for me” dance offs Bryan's unorthodox comedic style makes his act worth every dollar.
Spilling Moonshine on his pants to making fun of Justin Bieber songs, Bryan had the crowd’s heart all night long. Rocking the audience with his hit singles “Country girl, Shake it for me” and “I Don’t want this night to end” there wasn’t a better place to be in Florida Saturday night if you liked country music.
Attracting fans of all ages and many of Orlando’s local celebrities and even some Magic players took the night off to enjoy the Southern festivities.
“He’s the best country artist out right now, hands down” said Ashley Jensen who drove all the way from Tampa to see the show.
A must see show for country music lovers; Bryan was thanked with a huge standing ovation and an array of cowboy hats and bras thrown onto stage.