5 years later and it’s still the same. The songs, the charisma and definitely the energy! The Sugarland Duo brought their Country-Arena Rock Show to the Minnesota State Fair and they brought a couple of friends in Lindsay Ell and Frankie Ballard along for the ride.
Lindsay Ell fits the bill perfectly on a Sugarland Tour, you could see her singing soulfully on a country tune or rockin’ out with the best of them. Personally, I could easily see her going the route of a Lita Ford somewhere down the line. You gotta feel happy and sad for her at the same time. She gets to open one of the biggest tours of the year, yet only gets about 15 minutes on what’s left of the stage.
If you’ve never seen Frankie Ballard live before then you should check this guy out, besides being a hit with all the ladies, he puts on a great show with a combination of hit singles including “It All Started With A Beer,” “Young And Crazy,” and his top hit “Sunshine And Whiskey.” He also plays some classic Rock And Roll that sometimes includes covering the great Bob Seger.
Everything may be the same to Sugarland, just a whole lot bigger, and not just the entrance song for the duo. The stage, lighting, and the setting seemed bigger. Maybe it was because from the first ‘oooh oooh oooh’ from Jennifer Nettles and the audience replying “Stuck Like Glue” all the way through the last song of the night was the band playing their greatest hits live!
It wasn’t just Sugarland hits though, as they broke into covers from Wild Cherry with “We Want The Funk.” They also brought back Lindsay Ells and Frankie Ballard for a cover of “Let’s Go Crazy,” from Minnesota’s very own Prince.
While everything feels the same, time moves on for everyone. In Sugarland’s case it just got a little bigger.