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Kane Brown’s Sold-Out Show at Madison Square Garden

This past Saturday, Kane Brown lit up New York City with the second-leg of his ‘Blessed & Free Tour’ with a sold-out show at the legendary Madison Square Garden venue.

The show started when the rising trio Restless Road took the stage and effortlessly set the tone for an arena full of “good vibes.” The crowd was immediately drawn to their harmonies and companionship as their performances were compelling. Their vocal powers shined the most during the slower and mid-tempo moments that took place in their performances of “Took One Look At Her Momma” and “Take Me Home.” They kept the feel-good energy in the room with their country mashup of Josh Turner’s “Your Man,” Jason Aldean’s “Big Green Tractor,” Toby Keith’s “Should’ve Been A Cowboy,” and George Strait’s “Check Yes Or No.” Despite being new in the country music scene, Restless Road owned not only the stage but the audience.

The trio was named as part of The Nash News’ Emerging Country Artists, Class of 2022, and will be embarking on their own headlining tour in a few months.

Restless Road at Madison Square Garden

Next up to the stage was the second opening act, Chase Rice. Rice kicked off his set with “American Nights,” a song from his most recent album titled The Album Part 1. The highlight of his set was when he introduced himself as the writer of one of the most popular country songs in the last decade, “Cruise.”  Rice sang a stripped-down, acoustic version of the song as the crowd swayed and sang along. He continued to carry the momentum in the room into an unreleased song titled “Key West And Colorado.” He noted that the unreleased track was helping define the sound of his next record, which he teased as the most personal music he’s ever written. In one of his interludes, he habitually thanked country radio for his success but went on to flatter the New York crowd with his statement “New York needs a f*cking country radio station.” His timely statement comes three months after the city lost its only country radio station. He said goodbye to the