John Anderson began his career in 1977 and had several singles into the 80s and 90s. Those that grew up in the 80’s might remember the 1983 crossover single “Swingin'” that helped make John Anderson a mainstream country music artist.
This show at the Golden Nugget was 1 hour 30 minutes of John Anderson hits. He played songs that spanned his career and the the audience in attendance were definitely John Anderson Fans. He played his Number One hits during the show: “Wild & Blue”, “Swingin'”, “Black Sheep”, “Straight Tequila Night” and “Money in the Bank”.
During the evening he mentioned to the audience that today (6/16/17) was the opening of his exhibit at The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
This was a straight up old school country show, no elaborate lighting, and a simple stage setup. John had two Les Paul guitars on stage with him and played one for the entire show until the beginning of “Seminole Wind”. During the opening measures he broke a string and needed to change guitars to continue. No roadies ran out to help, it was up to him to switch guitars, tune the guitar that was his backup and continue on. While this was happening the band played the intro measures without missing a beat. With the backup guitar plugged in, and tuned up they continued on with the song.
To date, Anderson has released twenty-two studio albums and more than ten compilation albums, in addition to charting more than forty singles on the Billboard country music chart.