Gloriana, Jana Kramer, Randy Houser, Jerrod Niemann and Easton Corbin let the sweet summer vibes ignite their sets in Nashville on Monday night (July 30). Escaping the smoldering Tennessee heat, the four enthusiastic new acts performed at the Cannery Ballroom as part of the Summer Beats Concert Series sponsored by Billboard and Pepsi.
The concert opened with a righteous roar of applause as Gloriana took the stage. On the eve of releasing their second album, A Thousand Miles Left Behind, Gloriana sent fans over the edge with their current hit “(Kissed You) Goodnight.” After that, the young and fiery Kramer kept the energy soaring. Hearing the crowd’s pleased reaction to “Why Ya Wanna,” a bigger-than-usual smile spread across her face.
Before the concert, Houser and Niemann posed together and cracked jokes on the “Pepsi blue” carpet, but it was clear all the attention wasn’t exactly Houser’s cup of tea. “I feel like Ricky Bobby. I don’t know what to do with my hands,” he joked. Later, Houser’s jolly spirit infused his performance while Niemann nearly tore down the stage with his set-closer of “Lover, Lover.”
At the end of the night, Corbin delighted fans with a taste of his new album, out Sept. 18. Fans took to the new songs, of course, but they craved one tune in particular — his current hit, “Lovin’ You Is Fun.” After he closed the set and concert, fans’ musical appetites were more than satisfied.