Review: Underwood charms, sparkles at Fair
Chesney, friends pull off stadium show
The Flint Journal First Edition
By Doug Pullen
DETROIT - "We love playing here," Kenny Chesney said near the end of his revved-up Ford Field show Saturday night. I don't think he was just saying that.
The two-time Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year has been selling out arena dates in Detroit for the last few years, but he'd never attempted anything here as big as a stadium show before. Like everything else tried by the 38-year-old Tennesseean, it paid off with a sellout crowd of nearly 45,000 and a six-act, 61/2-hour spectacle. The event deftly showcased country's heir apparent to Garth Brooks and an emerging new guard, including Gretchen Wilson, the night's most pleasant surprise, and last year's "American Idol" winner, Carrie Underwood, the genre's most scrutinized new face.
The awesome scale of the show - at the level to which rock fans are accustomed - was not lost on the artists.
Opener Jake Owen said it was his first time performing in a stadium, and Underwood had a little difficulty working the 60-foot wide span. "We've got a big stage here; kinda gets me out of breath here trying to run across it," said the rail-thin singer.
"This has got to be the biggest building I've played in my life," marveled Dierks Bentley, who added later, "This isn't a concert. This is an event."
That summed it up. With tickets selling for $65 and $81, Chesney and his handlers seemed intent on giving a lot of bang for the buck.
Owen set the tone with a short but spirited performance that got a big cheer for the Saginaw reference in his debut hit, "Yee Haw." Blaine Larsen followed, his tradition-drenched country going over better than the jersey of new Detroit Lions quarterback Jon Kitna he donned late in his set.
Underwood had the richest voice of the night...
Up In Spins
Survey Says: Pink Floyd's 'Comfortably Numb' Is Greatest Guitar Riff
Pink Floyd track "Comfortably Numb" has topped a poll of the world's greatest guitar riffs. The song beat off competition from Guns N' Roses hit "Sweet Child O' Mine" and Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Freebird," in second and third place respectively.
The chart was conducted by U.K. digital music channel Planet Rock in honor of a return to guitar-based rock - with sales of the instrument in the country rocketing to a staggering $189 million.
The top five guitar riffs are as follows:
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