Check out our top five live concert moments of summer 2016 — so far cpalmer25/YouTube screenshot
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You gotta love the sum, sum, summahtime! Beaches, baseball and barbecues fill the days, and awesome country concerts fill the nights.

2016 has been one heck of a summer when it comes to live shows, and we’ve seen some killer performances. From legends coming back like Brooks & Dunn and Garth Brooks to newbies like Maren Morris and Old Dominion really making their mark as they travel from town to town, this summer has been a high water mark for sure.

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Even though we’re only halfway through and there is much, much more to come, we’ve put together our top five favorite live concert moments from the summer of 2016. What do you think — do you like our choices or do you think we left someone out?

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1. Kenny Chesney/Billy Joel

Who would have thought Kenny Chesney would ever turn up next to the Piano Man but there he was, and they killed it!

2. Keith Urban/Rob Joyce

Quite possibly the most electrifying performance of the year came when some unknown kid named Rob Joyce got lucky with his girlfriend’s sign, meaning that Keith Urban saw it, and brought Rob up to play a little guitar. The rest, as they say, is history.

3. Brooks & Dunn

Having the legends back onstage is just awesome. There is no comparison to Kix and Ronnie.

4. Luke Bryan

The man sure can sing, but it seems like the ladies love it even more when he shakes it for them.


5. Maren Morris/Rascal Flatts

In the surprise of the year, little Maren Morris has lit the world on fire with her hit “My Church” and has everyone from Keith Urban to Miranda Lambert raving about her.

Based in Chicago but often in Nashville, Ken Churilla is a contributor for Rare Country. Follow him @KenChurilla and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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