After his opening song as the headliner for the first night of the four-day country music festival in
From there, Shelton had the crowd wrapped around his finger for the entirety of his 1 hour, 37 minute show.
Shelton opened with "All About Tonight," his hit from 2010. He was dressed in a button-down shirt and jeans and opted not to wear a cowboy hat that many male country vocalists choose to do -- he saved that for later.
The singer, who is married to fellow country singer
"Doin' What She Likes" was the first song he performed off his new album, "Based on a True Story...," and it was the fourth song he played overall in his show. "The More I Drink" and "She Wouldn't Be Gone" were second and third, respectively.
Other songs he performed off his new album included "
Shelton also performed songs he released over a decade ago, such as his first No. 1 single, "Austin" -- "This song is the reason I'm up here singing to you tonight," Shelton said to the crowd before sitting down to perform that hit -- and other hits such as "Ol' Red" -- one of his better performed songs, as far as vocals go, of the night -- and "Some Beach."
Overall, Shelton put on a great performance. He kept the crowd entertained with his chats in between songs and his overall upbeat set.
His ballads were not as up-to-par vocally as some of his faster-paced songs, but Shelton still held his own. And any disappointment with his vocals on those songs was made up for in an acoustic rendition of "Austin" and a beautifully
The 38-year-old from
After closing the main set of his show with "Boys 'Round Here," Shelton performed a two-song encore of "Footloose" and "God Gave Me You."
Country Fest continues Friday with performances from
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