Year three of Country LakeShake Festival has come to an end, and the band that closed the weekend out was none other than Rascal Flatts. They weren't the only artist worth mentioning that performed in Chicago on Sunday. Earlier in the day Brothers Osborne, The Cadillac Three, and William Michael Morgan all took to the mainstage for noteworthy sets. Pictures of all their performances can be viewed via the slideshow above.
Rascal Flatts has been touring for over 15 years so it wasn't surprising that they put on an entertaining and uplifting show. The country music trio kicked off their headlining set with "Fast Cars and Freedom," and throughout the night they played hit song after hit song. During their long career the trio has put out over 30 singles that made it to the top 5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, so they had a plethora of popular material to choose from for their setlist.
Some songs Rascal Flatts performed live at 2017 Country LakeShake Festival in Chicago were "I Like the Sound of That," "Mayberry," "What Hurts the Most," and "Why Wait." Not only did they play songs the audience seemed to love singing along too, but they also took time to talk with the crowd a bit.
Seven or eight songs into their set Jay DeMarcus told the crowd it doesn't matter what political group, race, or religion everyone is because first and foremost we are all Americans. He went on to talk about how the country is a bit broken, but that the LakeShake audience looked like, "One big freaking ray of hope" to him. Their entire set was nothing but fun to watch, and a great way to end the weekend.
Right before Rascal Flatts took the stage, Brothers Osborne performed. The duo put on a laid back performance, which was a great way to relax after Chase Rice's energetic and wild set. While in Chicago the Brothers Osborne played "Greener Pastures," "Stay a Little Longer," and their latest single, "It Ain't My Fault."
Like most artists that performed at LakeShake, they also did a couple of covers. The duo performed Willie Nelson's "Whiskey River," and the Dixie Chicks' hit single, "Goodbye Earl." They ended "Whiskey River" with a jam session that showed just how talented they are as musicians, and afterwards John Osborne told the crowd, "I went and played all my damn notes for ya'll!"
Earlier in the day The Cadillac Three put on a rocking performance. Their style and sound is a good mix of rock and country music, which made for an entertaining set. Right before them, William Michael Morgan opened up the day with a true country music set. His sound is more classic, and watching him was a great way to get pumped for a day full of country music.