Last Night: Lady Antebellum At Reliant Stadium

Lady Antebellum RodeoHouston, Reliant Stadium March 1, 2012

Someone should put Lady Antebellum on TV every week. Let 'em guest-coach an episode of The Voice. Better yet would be a series like The Partridge Family or The Monkees (RIP Davy) that would blend concert footage and "behind the scenes" moments like the Georgia trio playing touch football and Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley taking turns braiding Hillary Scott's hair.

At their third straight RodeoHouston appearance Thursday, Lady A radiated the kind of All-American charisma that could have easily come across as plastic, but instead was ingratiating. The more you could tell they were trying really, really hard to please the audience, the more the crowd lapped it up.

Hating Lady A, or even trying to maintain any kind of active dislike for them, would be like hating backyard cookouts and Girl Scout Cookies. It's just not worth the effort.

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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