Morgan Wallen came to add, in a very beautiful way, a few pages to an already vibrant romance between Quebec and country music, Friday evening at the Videotron Center in Quebec.
His admirers were waiting for him with excitement, and Morgan Wallen did not send them home empty-handed. Before blowing the roof off the Videotron Center with his encore, during which he was dressed in the red jersey of the Remparts de Québec, the country star completely charmed the crowd by performing several of his new songs interspersed with his greatest hits.
The Tennessee singer proudly wore the Remparts jersey during his encore.
The pyrotechnic and visual effects captivated the tens of thousands of spectators from the first notes of Up Downthen Wallen launched into One Thing at a Time – also the name of his latest album -, to the great pleasure of his supporters.
A particularly romantic and ironically very intimate moment occurred between Morgan Wallen and his audience, when he found himself alone in the spotlight, behind an antique wooden piano, and sang Sand In My Boots. With thousands of flashlights raised high – which was a beautiful scene in itself – we could see hundreds of couples embracing each other while singing every word of the hit.
The singer from Tennessee, however, is far from being content with performing ballads; with its titles Ain’t That Some And Broadway Girlshe proved that hip-hop and country go well together.
The cohesion and brotherhood between the former baseball player and his group of musicians was beautiful to see. We first felt it at the start of the show, when each Wallen sidekick was presented individually with their place of birth as they took their place on stage; also a nice nod to the singer’s athletic past. We then felt, throughout the show, that the headliner wanted to highlight his band, without falling into the endless tête-à-têtes that we often see.
Wallen also brought his two opening acts on stage for a few songs, a gesture that both the crowd and Ernest and Bailey Zimmerman greatly appreciated.
The event ended in style, with Wallen joining his admirers at the front of the stage to sign several autographs and take some portraits after serving Heartless And Whiskey Glasses.