Columbia Nashville recording artist Jameson Rodgers set up camp for the first of his two-night stay at Nashville’s Exit/In last night (Dec. 16).
Wrapping up the final dates of his “Cold Beer Calling My Name Tour,” the singer-songwriter delivered his first full band, full set in Nashville to the sold out crowd, which was peppered with some of Nashville’s hottest songwriters and industry executives.
Rodgers came out swinging with “Girls That Smoke,” one of the many high-energy songs from his debut album Bet You’re From A Small Town, which was released in September of 2021. He followed it with the equally strong “In It For The Money,” which serves as an anthem of sorts for those chasing Nashville’s neon dream.
“This show has been on sale literally for two years, and there was a time when I didn’t know if we would ever get to do this again. It’s good to see you all in person. Thank you for spending your Thursday night with us,” Rodgers expressed to the crowd. “I put a brand new record out a few months ago. We’re gonna play some new songs off the record that you may not know yet, but one day you will.”
Throughout the set, the Mississippi native gave a full sampling of the record with performances of the inspiring “Girl With A Broken Heart,” the clever “You Won’t,” the tear-jerking “Good Dogs,” and the project’s title track, “Bet You’re From A Small Town.” Rodgers also played his current radio single, “Missing One,” which tells the tale of Rodgers missing an Eagles record from his collection and wraps up in the chorus with him missing a girl.
The multi-Platinum-selling songwriter shared the namesake of the tour, “Cold Beer Calling My Name,” which also happens to be the second of his two No. 1 singles. It was met with a roaring response from the Nashville audience. He also entertained the crowd with a special medley of some of the Eagles biggest hits, including “Take It Easy,” “Life In The Fast Lane,” and “Heartache Tonight.”
“There’s a lot of people in this room tonight responsible for a lot of success that I’ve had over the last few years. I wouldn’t be here without them,” Rodgers shared. “Thank y’all for buying a t-shirt and for spending $15 to come see us. Thank you for listening to my music over the last few years. I’m just a good ole boy from Mississippi living his dream up here, so cheers!“
After a packed set, Rodgers and his band returned to the stage for their three-song encore, which included the heavy-hitting “Midnight Daydream” and a cover of Chris Lane‘s “I Don’t Know About You,” a song that Rodgers helped write and had his first No. 1 song as a writer with.
“I moved to this town in 2010 from a little town in Mississippi,” Rodgers said as he introduced the track. “The last few years I’ve been fortunate enough to have some other artists here in Nashville record some songs that I’ve helped write. Chris Lane took this song all the way up the charts.”
Rodgers closed the show with his Platinum-certified, No. 1 debut single “Some Girls,” earning a deafening response from the crowd who sang along to every word.
With nearly a dozen sold out dates, the “Cold Beer Calling My Name Tour” zig-zagged across the country, with more than 25 stops. The trek will conclude with another sold out show tonight (Dec. 17) at Nashville’s Exit/In with support from Lily Rose.
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