Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Luke Bryan Sings and Shakes His Way into Fans' Hearts at Sold-Out Show

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Luke Bryan Sings and Shakes His Way into Fans' Hearts at Sold-Out Show

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Oh Luke, we know you really mean it when you sing about "Hunting, Fishin' and Lovin' Every Day" the way you did Saturday night.

We know you really are a country boy from Georgia. And we know that a big chunk of the sold-out audience at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre wouldn't know the first thing about Carhartts or deer stands.

Never mind, though, because we also know that for 1 hour and 50 minutes on a sultry spring night, Luke Bryan put on a show that gave the audience everything it wanted. Hit after hit after hit, dance moves mixed with an "ain't this silly?" grin and plenty of sing-alongs that gave fans a chance to show they know the words, too.

From the opening strains of "Move," Bryan put on the still-boyish-at-40 charm that leads to these sell-out crowds. We know "That's My Kind of Night" is considered to be an ultimate bro-country song. And we know the crowd really doesn't care when Bryan flashes that toothy smile and rolls through "Kick the Dust Up," "Rain Is a Good Thing" and "Crash My Party," among others.

We know every teacher in the crowd likely felt a little thrill when he said from stage "There's nothing better than a hot school teacher." And when he mentioned several times that it was hot (nothing atypical for early June, though), we also know that adding some kind of flame-shooting cauldrons all around the stage probably doesn't help. Heck, I could feel the heat, and I was about 12 rows back.

During "Fast," which is Bryan's current single, we know showing photos of yourself as a kid, and all sorts of family photos including your wife and sons, will generate plenty of "awwws." We don't care we still love seeing you on your wedding day and hanging with the boys of all ages.

And we know that if a fan tosses a camouflage Cardinals ballcap on stage and you wear it for most of "Drunk on You," the fans are going to cheer. …

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