Toby Keith’s Locked and Loaded Tour is well under way, and last night (Feb. 3) the show rolled into the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The pictures above -- and the sold out crowd of almost 8,000 people -- are proof that country music is alive and well in New England.

The show kicked off in the most patriotic way possible as ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ played to visions of our nation’s flag on the big screens. Everyone took time to honor old glory before Rodney Atkins took the stage to start the show. Atkins played a 45-minute set, showcasing the album he released back in October, ‘Take a Back Road.’

Keith then took to the stage, kicking off his set with ‘Made in America’ after a comical video montage co- starring his truck and his dog. (We won't disclose too much about the video, but we can tell you that it does involve a chihuahua named Ramon.) Keith topped off 'Made In America' by running to every corner of the stage, high fiving fans before a blast of fireworks finished off the tune.

The rest of the night would see Keith play a 20-song monster set featuring several tracks from his latest release, ‘Clancy’s Tavern,’ mixed in with all the hits. With an extensive catalog of 15 studio albums, there’s a lot of territory to cover, and Keith did his best to mix it up over the two hours he played.

Flip through our gallery of exclusive photos from last night's show above. The Locked and Loaded Tour rolls on through the summer, so check out the complete list of remaining tour dates to find out when you should stock up on those notorious red solo cups!