Review and Photography by Michael Mullenix
Continuing our coverage of this year’s amazing San Antonio Rodeo musical lineup, on Wednesday, February 20th, it was Lady Antebellum’s turn to light up the AT&T Center. At the end of the night the backing band took up their instruments and set the mood for the three-part harmonies of Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood to kick off their performance with Love Don’t Live Here. After that Hillary Scott took a brief moment to thank the Texas audience for having them back and mentioned her mother’s upbringing in the state and her connection to the Texas Country community. After that the band played through a collection of their top hits such as Bartender, Just A Kiss, You Look Good, and American Honey. The thing that is purely magical about Lady Antebellum is their rich harmonies that turn their choruses into bonafide anthems. Songs like Our Kind Of Love or We Own The Night are drenched in such warmer, fuller tones and resonate with undeniable power that few other artists are able to provide (see also Rascal Flatts). At the end of the night, there was no other way for Lady Antebellum to close out than their seminal hit, Need You Now, bringing an incredible end to an exciting evening at the rodeo.