Thomas Rhett’s Center Point Road Tour is a Must-See This Summer
Thomas Rhett is back on the road and his Center Point Road Tour is one big party. The country superstar…
Thomas Rhett; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Thomas Rhett is back on the road and his Center Point Road Tour is one big party.
The country superstar and soon-to-be father of four brought his highly-anticipated to Camden, New Jersey’s BB&T Pavilion on Friday (Aug. 27).
Rhett’s dynamic stage presence paired perfectly with his 21-song set list that included “Crash And Burn,” “Get Me Some Of That,” “Life Changes,” “Die A Happy Man,” “Unforgettable,” “Star Of The Show” and his latest chart-topping single, “Country Again.”
The sea of 17,000+ fans showcased their loyalty to the country hitmaker singing a long to every song at the top of their lungs.
“This is the second week of the tour and I have never heard a crowd more lit than you are tonight,” Rhett told the capacity crowd. “This is like legitimately… when you become an artist, you are the picture perfect painting of what it looks like for an artist to be like ‘oh my gosh, oh yeah, let’s go!’”
In the midst of the energy-filled show, Rhett slowed it down for an emotional performance of “Remember You Young,” after telling a sweet story of a moment that he shared with his 4-year-old daughter Ada James earlier that day.
“I thought I’d play you a song that I wrote for my three beautiful baby girls and I don’t know if y’all follow me on Instagram or not. Some of you may, but today I posted this picture that my 4-year-old Ada James drew in school today,” Rhett explained. “Her teacher made her draw a picture of a friend of yours that has made an impact on your life and she drew me.”
“And at the bottom of it, it says ‘my Dad taught me to have no fear,’ that’s what it says at the very very bottom. Y’all I’m going to be honest with you, I’ve been waterworks today,” Rhett said as he wiped away tears.
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“Any parents in the house that have young kids? Well, even if you don’t this song still relates to you. I look at my kids and I see them as they are now, but even as they get older like 25 or 45,” the award-winning superstar continued, pausing to compose himself as tears streamed down his cheek. “I feel like I’m always going to looks at them in the innocence of what they are now.”
“I wrote this song a couple years back and it kind of just hits me a little bit harder today then it did back then,” he added before thousands of cell phone lights lit up the venue as he performed the track.
However, that wasn’t the only time Rhett paid homage to his daughters. While he was performing “Life Changes,” the CMA and ACM Award winner adjusted the lyrics to bring it to current day singing, “I’m about to have four y’all what can I say.”
The country hitmaker powered through his set, allowing his star power to shine as he effortlessly worked the massive stage with a smile on his face. A fan-favorite highlight of the evening was when he performed his viral TikTok track “Redneck Be Like.”
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Cole Swindell served as direct support on the tour and opened his portion of the show with an explosive performance of his tenth No. 1 single, “Single Saturday Night.”
He also paid tribute to ’90s country with a medley of iconic hits, including Brooks & Dunn’s “Neon Moon,” Toby Keith’s “Should’ve Been A Cowboy,” John Michael Montgomery’s “Be My Baby Tonight,” Garth Brooks’ “Ain’t Going Down (‘Til The Sun Comes Up),” George Strait’s “Carrying Your Love With Me” and the late Joe Diffie’s “Pick Up Man.”
Highlights of the Georgia native’s set included a heartfelt performance of “You Should Be Here,” the massive sing-a-long during “Middle Of A Memory” and his cover of Goo Goo Dolls’ “Iris,” which was a truly unique rendition of the popular rock track.
Chart-topping singer/songwriter and vocal powerhouse Gabby Barrett kicked off the evening with a flawless showcase of her record-breaking debut album, Goldmine, alongside her husband Cade Foehner on lead guitar. Barrett’s effortless set included her smash hits, “The Good Ones” and “I Hope,” as well as her latest single “Footprints On The Moon” and covers of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” and Lady A’s “Need You Now.”
The Center Point Road Tour featured hours worth of non-stop hits amongst state of the art production, proving this show is a must-see tour this summer.
See photos from the Center Point Road tour below.
Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a self-taught entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.