Maita Honda Sunrise at Night Concert Series presented Trace Adkins and Rachel Steele with Road 88 on August 29th, bringing country hits into Citrus Heights. Trace Adkins has been performing and making albums since 1995. All but one of his studio albums have received gold or platinum certification in the United States; his highest-selling to date. With numerous hits gracing the #1 Country Billboards, the proud sponsors of the Sunrise at Night Concert Series brought in yet another world renowned artist to the area. Local country band, Rachel Steele & Road 88 opened up the evening playing some of the hits their loyal fans know word-for-word. This was no sit down, tap your feet country show. No. This was an on your feet, clapping and singing into the summer night country music celebration. Fans were eager and excited to see such a line-up in their city. Pat and Tom from New Country 105.1 FM – KNCI-FM Sacramento opened the show, getting the crowd and fans ready.
As a first time listener to Rachel Steel & Road 88, I was blown away with the songs they played and the energy they brought to the show. Getting the fans going with their original song “Gunpowder & Lead", gave everyone a taste of what’s to come. Dancing on the stage, Rachel keep the vocals strong while playing the cover of "These Boots Are Made For Walking". But the song I personally liked the most was "The Shot Song", because who doesn’t like shots of tequila and a song that makes you want to take one. This local country/country rock band is busy in the area and you can find them on http://www.road88music.com/about.htmll.
Trace Adkins comes to the stage next, and after applause from the crowd, he removes his hat, bows, and then proceeds to reel the ladies in. With songs "Swing" and "Come To Papa", Trace Adkins sets the tone as the ‘good ole country boy’ all the ladies want. Moving across the stage like a man on a mission, entertaining the crowd by reading signs and talking with a straight to the point, no nonsense attitude that makes you feel like a person you would see every day. While performing his cover of "I Can’t Make You Love Me" and "How Long This Been Goin On", Adkins slowed the evening down with these classics with his smooth deep voice. Ending the night by giving away his hat, leaving Sunrise Outdoor Pavilion wanting more.
Maita Honda Sunrise at Night Concert Series has one month left of summer evening’s music and please check out their upcoming line up. The Sunrise Outdoor Pavilion is a great venue and comfortably seats 1600. With V.I.P. seating and cocktail servers for selective seating, keeps you in your seats with great service.