All photos by: Oscar Herrera
Chris Stapleton played at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in the Woodlands on Friday, Nov. 17 for his All American Road Show Tour. This is his rescheduled show from the initial Oct. 23 date he had to cancel due to an upper respiratory infection.
Stapleton had two openers before his performance starting with Nikki Lane. Nikki opened up her set with Highway Queen, and would go on to play songs from her latest album ‘Denim & Diamonds.’
After a quick intermission, Stapleton’s next opener Allen Stone comes up to perform his set. Stone began his performance with “Celebrate Tonight” one of his songs from his 2012 self-titled album ‘Allen Stone.’ He then kicks it up a notch by playing “Voodoo” which really got people moving and singing along with him warming up the crowd for Chris to come on to next.
Chris Stapleton began his performance under a non-lit stage until the bass drum kicked in with the guitar and the set lit up with a wall of hundreds of backlights. This reveals his opening song “White Horse” from his latest album ‘Higher’ which is currently ranked 12 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Stapleton goes on to play many of the songs from his albums ‘From a Room: Vol 1 & 2’ as well as ‘Starting Over.’ Towards the end of the show, he played “Fire Away” from his album ‘Traveller’ to a beautiful wall of cell phone lights with the crowd singing along.
His closing song would end up being the cover he’s made famous “Tennessee Whiskey,” a song originally performed by David Allan Coe. The opening guitar notes to kick off the song sent the crowd into a roar of cheers and everyone was singing along. He would officially close out his concert with his encore song “Outlaw State of Mind.”