Posted by: Amy | March 5, 2010

March 4 – Jimmie Jam featuring Luke Bryan, Atlanta, GA

A few weeks ago Cadillac Jack from Kicks 101.5 tweeted that Luke Bryan was doing a free show at The Tabernacle and the only way in was to win tickets. I later found out that the show was sponsored by Lowe’s Racing as an event for NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson. I had resigned myself to not going to the show, until the day before when Live at LongHorn had a Twitter contest to give away five pairs of tickets. I wasn’t fast enough on the reply, but Rachel came through! 🙂

We braved Atlanta rush hour traffic and drove down to The Tabernacle, which is one of my favorite venues. It’s an old church that has been refurbished into one of the coolest music venues around! One of Jimmie Johnson’s cars was parked in front of the venue. CMT was also there filming. We saw Allison DeMarcus recording a spot in front of the car. The doors were scheduled to open at 8:30 and our tickets were at will call. There was a little confusion about how the will call pick up process would work, but fortunately, we were able to get in the doors at 8:30 and were handed our badges as we walked in the door. We were also given wristbands with tickets for three free drinks. No costs were spared in giving Jimmie’s fans a great evening. Several of my Luke Bryan friends had also won tickets to the show and we enjoyed chatting until the start of the show.

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Prior to the official start to the show, Jimmie and Luke were interviewed on a platform at the back of the venue for the live web stream of the event on lowesracing.com. Shortly after, Jimmie was introduced on the main stage and thanked the crowd for coming out and did a Q&A session with the fans. Then he asked Luke to come out to give away a Lowe’s themed guitar. Jimmie and Luke both signed the guitar and they drew the winning ticket. The lady that won the guitar was completely ecstatic and it was obvious that she was a true fan and was really appreciative. After posing for pictures, Luke left the stage. Jimmie wrapped up and then left the stage.

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Luke took the stage a few minutes later and opened the show with the title track from his sophomore album, Doin’ My Thing. Although the majority of the crowd was there to see Jimmie, by the end of the night, Luke had won them over. He delivered his usual high energy show and had the audience singing along. At the end of “Do I,” he sang the chorus a cappella as the band left the stage. He then did a couple of songs acoustically including a new song from his new iTunes-exclusive Spring Break 2 EP called “I’m Hungover.” It’s a song that he wrote with his guitarist Michael Carter and his merchandise guy Cole Swindell. Luke closed the show with the rocking “All My Friends Say/Enter Sandman” combo. When he left the stage, the crowd hung around for a few minutes in hopes of an encore. Unfortunately, they turned on the house lights instead and began breaking down the stage.

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Luke definitely delivered! Aside from waiting in the cold, it was a perfect night! Thank you so much to Live at LongHorn for the tickets and to Rachel for winning the tickets!

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Luke’s Set List

  • Doin’ My Thing
  • Baby’s on the Way
  • Country Man
  • Welcome to the Farm
  • What Country Is
  • Apologize
  • Rain Is a Good Thing
  • Every Time I See You
  • Fishin’ in the Dark/Shine/Hillbilly Deluxe medley
  • Do I
  • I’m Hungover
  • I Did It Again
  • We Rode in Trucks
  • All My Friends Say/Enter Sandman

I’ve got a couple of videos to upload to the YouTube page, but I won’t be able to do that until later. I’ll post an update once they’re uploaded.

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See the whole album here.


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