On Friday night, Thomas Rhett continued his Bring The Bar To You tour at Darien Lake Amphitheater. Rhett has a multitude of accolades in his music career, including 2017 male vocalist of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards and Male Artist of the Year in 2021 at the ACMs.
Conner Smith opened the night, starting his set with “Somewhere In A Small Town” from his debut EP Didn’t Go Too Far. The 21-year-old Nashville-based singer-songwriter engaged the crowd early, performing several cover songs. Early in his set, Smith performed his version of “Drink In My Hand” by Eric Church, followed later by “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)” and crowd favorite “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy).” Smith’s set wouldn’t be complete without performing “I Hate Alabama.” The song went viral on Tik Tok in 2021 and is about hating Alabama football and, more importantly, a heartbreak story about losing a girl.
Parker McCollum took the stage next for over an hour. The Texas-based singer-songwriter continued the night with many of his best hits, including “Pretty Heart,” “Hell of a Year,” “I Can’t Breathe,” “To Be Loved By You,” “Like a Cowboy,” and “Meet You in the Middle.”
Thomas Rhett headlined the night and started his set with the platinum-certified song “Craving You.” Rhett would bring Conner Smith and Parker McCollum back to sing Rhett’s song “Beer Can’t Fix” and the Brooks & Dunn cover “Neon Moon.” Throughout the night, Rhett sang many of his best hits, including “Look What God Gave Her,” “Life Changes,” “Slow Down Summer,” “Marry Me, “Die a Happy Man,” “Make Me Wanna,” and “Unforgettable,” Rhett closed his 22-song set performing a Cole Swindell cover, “She Had Me at Heads Carolina,” his two-time platinum-certified “Crash and Burn” and his 2020 number-one single “What’s Your Country Song.”