Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett Kick off Suits and Boots Tour in NYC [Pictures]
Country is alive and well in the Big Apple. Fans packed into Terminal 5 in New York City for CMT’s Suits and Boots Tour — which aptly features the very stylish suit and boot-wearing Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett — on Thursday night (Oct. 29) and they didn't leave disappointed.
The crowd raised their drinks and did a Nashville tradition called a “Halla-N-Swalla” which included a good yell followed by a big sip of their drink to get warmed up at the beginning of the night. Danielle Bradbery certainly helped to heat things up in Terminal 5 — not only is she vibrant onstage, but her vocal skills are soulful beyond her years with a country twang. The 17-year-old singer belted out notable tracks “The Heart of Dixie,” “Young in America,” “Wild Boy” and her brand new one, “Friend Zone.”
Thomas Rhett hit the stage next and it was an all-out party. Boots stomped and bodies swayed to upbeat songs “It Goes Like This,” “Make Me Wanna” and a snippet of his cover of Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk.” Rhett had some happy feet onstage and interacted with fans offstage, as well. The Georgia boy is touring in support of his brand new disc Tangled Up and performed the title track, but he also slowed things down with the romantic “Die a Happy Man,” dedicated to his wife. Bradbery returned to the stage to offer vocals on “Playing With Fire” during Rhett's set, the tune originally features Jordin Sparks. Rhett diehards sang aloud to “Crash and Burn” as his set came to a close.
On this tour Thomas Rhett and Brett Eldredge flip a coin to decide who’s hitting the stage last, and for the first date, Eldredge won, headlining the show. Decked out in a crisp suit Eldredge is also touring in support of a brand new release, titled Illinois. His fresh track “Drunk on Your Love” filled the venue as well as the lead single off of the new album, “Lose My Mind.” There’s an undeniable bromance between Eldredge and Rhett — not only did Rhett perform “You Can’t Stop Me” with Eldredge from his new album, but the two also heavily whipped and nae-nae’d as they sang “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae).”
The night was all smiles and a whole lot of fun. Check out our exclusive photo gallery of Brett Eldredge, Thomas Rhett and Danielle Bradbery performing in New York City above!
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