Located right near the beach in New Jersey, House of Independents is a venue that isn’t well known for their country nights. Russell Dickerson was only the third country act to play at this particular venue and boy did the fans show the owners of the venue what country music fans can do, selling out the venue and packing both floors. Before heading out on tour with Darius Rucker and Lady Antebellum for the summer, Dickerson is making a few stops around the east coast this weekend and the New York Country Swag team wouldn’t miss an opportunity to see a full band, full set show.
Our Swag Spotlight from last month Abby Anderson was the supporting act for last night’s show, performing to a room full of Russell Dickerson fans and definitely introducing her unique sound to a new fan base. She sang her current debut single “Make Him Wait” and the crowd erupted in cheers at the conclusion.
After a quick set change, Dickerson took the stage, his high energy set included songs from his debut album including “Float”, “All Falls Down”, “twentysomething” and “Every Little Thing”. “Did anybody come to dance tonight, or get a little funky?” Dickerson said to the crowd before performing “Would You Love Me” which was co-written by Hannah Ellis, our Babes, Booze & Brunch performer from earlier this year.
He closed the night with three of his biggest hits thus far including a mash-up of “MGNO” and Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” where he ran through the crowd just to kiss his beautiful wife Kailey who was watching from the soundboard. He then performed his next single, “Blue Tacoma” and although it just hit radio stations, the entire crowd sang along. Head to our Instagram to see an exclusive clip of the crowd belting out the last chorus. “I appreciate you guys from the bottom of my heart, this song has completely changed my life,” Dickerson said before playing his breakout hit “Yours” to end the night.
After recalling when he played to very small crowds in New Jersey before his album was released, he was humbled and expressed his gratitude for all of his fans that have been there since the start of his career. Now with a number one song, Dickerson is heading out on a huge tour this summer, sure to garner plenty new fans across the country. Grab your tickets to any of Russell Dickerson’s upcoming shows here.
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