Country stars take the Grand stage

At a typical concert, the audience has a good time.

For me, however, the trademark of an awesome concert is when both the crowd and performers are all having a great time. According to several rave reviews, both Eric Church and Luke Bryan definitely serve up the latter. Even though both play in a new city almost every night, their strong, earnest voices and high energy level are said to be consistent with every performance. That’s why we are so excited to announce that Church will be bringing his The Outsiders Tour to Ralph Engelstad Arena, on April 7, at 7:30 p.m. Then on May 8, at 7:00 p.m., Bryan’s Kick Up the Dust Tour comes to the Alerus Center.

With a slew of Top 20 songs to his credit, Eric Church’s popularity continues soaring to new heights. His 2013 release and top selling CD to-date, Chief, won ACM Album of the Year and spawned two #1 songs, “Springsteen” and “Drink In My Hand”. Church knows how to be a rebellious rocker one moment, then turn around and wow the crowd with a sentimental ballad. His mass appeal fills the seats with an eclectic mix of grandparents, tattooed teens and everything in between.

Luke Bryan is considered one of today’s biggest country music stars. He’s had 4 consecutive albums in the Top 5 and numerous songs hit #1 on the Billboard charts, with two of his singles winning Song of the Year: “I Don’t Want This Night to End” and “This Is How We Roll” (with Florida Georgia Line). He has also won a variety of awards including 2012 ACA Artist of the Year and 2014 CMA Entertainer of the Year. When it comes to his stage presence, the charismatic Bryan knows just how to sing, dance and smile his way into everyone’s hearts (especially the ladies).

If you wanna win FREE TICKETS to both these amazing concerts along with a variety of gift cards, just like us on Facebook and you will automatically be registered for a drawing. The winner’s name will be drawn in early March.

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