Saturday: 93Q's "A Day In the Country" at The Woodlands
93Q's "A Day In the Country"
Photos by Dave Ryan/Courtesy of KKBQ-FM Chris Cagle
Featuring Dierks Bentley, Chris Cagle, Jana Kramer, Wade Bowen, Ronnie Dunn, Thomas Rhett, Dustin Lynch and Lost Trailers
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Saturday, June 16, 2012
For the most part, 93Q's "A Day In the Country" was one Texas-sized pleasant surprise Saturday at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.
Baytown native Chris Cagle's set was like listening to MTV: Unplugged from the early '90s. His semi-unplugged set fit his voice like a glove. Shortly before launching into "Breathe In, Breathe Out," he told the story of how one time, he saw an ex-girlfriend who had just broken up with him at a hockey game out with her new boyfriend.
During the song, someone shouted "I love you Chris." Cagle stopped midway through the song and broke down crying in tears of joy as he thanked the audience for supporting his music.
Shortly thereafter, East Texas native Wade Bowen took the stage and delivered a good set of hits including "You Had Me at My Best," "All That's Left," "Patch of Bad Weather" and plenty more.
They say that great things are worth waiting for. In the case of singer/actress Jana Kramer from the hit CW television series One Tree Hill , that was true. Her set was delayed for 10 minutes due to impending thunderstorms and subsequently having to clear people off the lawn.
Kramer sang songs from her self-titled debut album, including the hit single "Why You Wanna." But the best part was when she did covers of the Sheryl Crow classic "All I Wanna Do" and Bob Seger's "Old Time Rock and Roll." She was like Pat Benatar with a country twist.
Considering the fact that her album was released last week, if she keeps up the good performances like Saturday, Kramer should go far.
The only downside of the evening was co-headliner Ronnie Dunn. Though he started on time, he ended his set after only 45 minutes and didn't even give an encore. It could have been because he had been in Ireland less than a day earlier, as he told the audience. Nevertheless, it was still disappointing.