With his band backing him, Neal McCoy performed a few of his own hits: 'The City Put The Country In Me', 'They're Playin' Our Song', and 'Wink'. However, during his set he also covered Michael Jackson's 'Man in the Mirror' which surprisingly prompted much of the Amway Center to sing along with him. McCoy's biggest accomplishment of the night though was serving as the emcee in between musical acts keeping the crowd extremely engaged and entertained throughout instrument set changes, and drum kit breakdowns. He poked fun at having the banner behind him reading as 'Dan + Shay' and had encouraged as many people as possible to take photos and post on social media in an effort to increase his following. He was actually very funny and had given the crowd someone on stage with whom they could personally relate. I hadn't seen anything like this in any other previous show of any other musical genre, and the addition of which was a very welcome feature for all as it drastically minimized any downtime or adrenaline crashes.
He decides to cover George Jones' 'Ol' Red', a song about revenge, prison, and an old tracking bloodhound whose keen sense of smell made it impossible for inmates to escape from prison. So when Shelton spots a couple on the floor apparently becoming enamored with each other over the course of his singing this one, Shelton laughs at the end and singles out the couple telling the entire arena what he had just witnessed the couple doing. With their faces now on the projection screens overhead and flanking the stage, he states to them that he had never seen a display like that during any of his previous performances of that song and suggested that they might have a more enjoyable time with his next song 'Who Are You When I'm Not Looking', to which the gentleman audience member is seen singing to his lady friend while facing her, the song in its entirety. Shelton sings just over 20 songs tonight with his encore featuring a Kenny Loggins' cover of 'Footloose' and Shelton's own introspective 'God Gave Me You.'
The concert from start to finish ran slightly over 4 hours, but it didn't seem that any of the attendees had any problem with that. Shelton packed Amway Center to its maximum and had both men and women singing to almost every song he played. He did well to mix up the fun songs with the ballads tonight, and poked enough fun at himself and some of the audience that he eliminated the fine line between 'celebrity' and us regular folk. When factoring in the entertainment of Neal McCoy, 'Dan + Shay', and The Band Perry, concert-goers got their money's worth and then some with tonight's show.