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It may have been a chilly night in Music City, but Nashville's Marathon Music Works was on fire when country stars and pals Kip Moore and Jon Pardi took the stage last night (Jan. 25).
Newcomer Ann Marie opened the show with a short but dynamic set before Jon hit the stage with a raucous setlist that included his debut single, "Missin' You Crazy," it's soon-to-be follow-up, "Up All Night," and such fan favorites as "Write You a Song" and "Empty Beer Cans." Jon barely took a breath as he ripped through the high-energy songs while also revealing an impressive prowess on electric guitar.
The crowd was whipped into a virtual frenzy by the time Kip took the stage. Opening his show with "Let's Go Crazy," he maintained the high energy level with songs from his debut project, Up All Night, including his No. 1 hit "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck." Next single "Beer Money" was a singalong fave, and album tracks such as "Reckless," "Everything But You" and "Fly Again" showed Kip's depth.
Prior to the show, Jon told CW, "I've been looking forward to this show for a couple of months now. It's always fun to play to a sold-out crowd, and Kip Moore is awesome for even inviting me. Thank you, Kip Moore. It's good to be doing a show back in town."
"Nashville is a funny town," Kip added. "There's so much music in this town that people don't want to pay to go see a show because we always have all the music. When I heard we were tackling the Marathon room, I said, 'I don't think this is a good idea. We might want to tackle another room.' Then [they] told me how fast it was all selling. I'm humbled by the whole thing. I dreamt it all up, but I can't believe I'm where I am in my career."