Big & Rich Play More Than Just the Hits at WE Fest 2015
The Minnesota rain stopped just in time for Big & Rich to hit the stage with their high- energy set at WE Fest 2015.
The duo performed songs from their latest album Gravity, including "I Came to Git Down," "Look at You," and their current single, "Run Away With You." The guys even threw it way back with their debut song "Wild West Show."
"It's good to be back at WE Fest," Rich told the crowd. "This is our fifth WE Fest. Thanks for inviting us back to the biggest country rock 'n' roll party in America! Can I get a 'Hell yeah?!'"
Other songs included "Holy Water," "Lost in This Moment" — during which select couples shared a smooch for the jumbotron — and "8th of November," which the duo dedicated to those who have served their country (and brought a veteran onstage like they do at every show).
"Can we play whatever we want to?" Big & Rich asked the screaming fans. The duo really turned it up a notch when they invited Cowboy Troy out to throw down with them, then offering up numerous covers. Even Spider-Man came out on the Minnesota staple stage, introduced by his own theme song.
WE Fest patrons partied to covers of Tom Petty's "Mary Jane's Last Dance," Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Give It Away" and Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back," among others. "We've never done this one before ... y'all ready?" Big Kenny revealed before launching into House of Pain's "Jump Around." And of course, you can't do covers at a summer festival without including the popular "Uptown Funk" by Bruno Mars — especially the biggest summer country music festival in the world.
The set was so hot, John Rich even poured a bottle of water on himself, which was awesome, and the duo went out with a bang with the fan-favorite "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)."
Big & Rich Play "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)"