Families, football fans, and music lovers converged on Atlanta’s Centennial Park this past weekend to celebrate the opening of the 2013 SEC football season featuring the Alabama Crimson Tide against the Virginia Tech Hoakies. It was a beautiful day in Atlanta with activities for all including face painting for children (and some adults), great food and drinks, music everywhere….and then the live SHOW!

What a treat for Atlantans and visitors to our fair city, a concert in the park with Uncle Kracker and the nine-time Grammy winning Sheryl  Crow! The afternoon unfolded slowly, then suddenly the opening act, the Paris Luna and Company Band, got things going with a set of all original music. The excitement really started to build when Uncle Kracker took the stage and rocked the crowd into a frenzy with original music along with a few covers, and the always familiar “Follow Me.”

Then, Sheryl Crow was announced and her band took the stage before the familiar face appeared from behind the stacks and the crowd welcomed her with applause and cheers, and with her red, white and blue Fender Telecaster, Crow played for her opening number – Steve McQueen. Sheryl setlist contained plenty of fan favorites “All I Wanna Do” (my personal favorite), “Favorite Mistake,” “The First Cut is the Deepest,” “Strong Enough,” “A Change Would Do You Good,” “If It Makes You Happy,” “Soak Up the Sun,” and closed with “Everyday is a Winding Road.” She also treated fans to some of her tunes from her new album Feels Like Home which included “Easy,” “Callin’ Me When I’m Lonely” and “Best of Times.”

Sheryl looked gorgeous as usual and when singing her song “Strong Enough,” she stopped in the middle and asked if there was a man in the crowd that “is strong enough for me?” There were so many “yeahs” and “cheers” from the gentlemen in the audience, and one in particular – an Elvis impersonator, caught Sheryl’s eye and she quickly responded – Elvis!

Sheryl is currently on tour for her new album Feels Like Home and I would definitely recommend catching her show in a town near you. Tour dates can be found on her website at http://www.sherylcrow.com/tour.  And be sure and pre-order her new album which can also be on her site at http://store.sherylcrow.com/feels-like-home-essentials-pack.html

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