There’s a reason that Brooks and Dunn have had a heap of No. 1 hits and have stuck around for well over 15 years. They’re very good at what they do. Their performance tonight (well, last night technically speaking) at WE Fest was a tour de force of honky-tonk bliss, for those who are into that sort of thing.
And that bliss included what may be a nearly perfect piece of honky-tonk rockabilly, “Hillbilly Deluxe.” They also did “Neon Moon,” “Brand New Man,” “My Maria,” etc., etc.
While Ronnie and Kix are good at what they do, they got a good shot in the arm from a female backup trio that should really be out on tour themselves.
For “Only in America” they brought uniformed members of the military on stage. (I assume they were members of the military and not just guys in the uniforms.) They saluted the audience of revelers.
And while I had some difficulty hearing Taylor Swift in parts of her performance earlier in the evening, the sound was much better for the Brooks and Dunn show.
If you’re into their style, it would be pretty hard to criticize the musical platter they offered up Friday.