Champagne and Neon

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Photo by Susan Guynn Cassadee Pope

Photo by Susan Guynn
Cassadee Pope

Two good shows at the GFF Thursday night.

Cassadee Pope proved that she not only sounds good on her album but can sing it live, too. But then we already knew that having watched for weeks on NBC’s “The Voice,” which she won in her season.

Pope has her own brand of pop country, which I know rattles the cages of some country music fans who hold to the there is no pop in country brand of country. Her experience as a solo artist and with her band, Hey Monday, shows as she looks comfortable and at home on the stage.

Photo by Susan Guynn Chris Young

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Chris Young

Chris Young also knows how to woo a crowd. He looked like he was having fun goofing around with his band members and letting the audience in on the fun.

Stacie Glassman drove 2 1/2 hours from Conowingo, in Cecil County, to see Young in concert for the first time. She has been a fan for about a year. “It’s his voice and he stays true to country,” she said.

Julie Gehr, of Big Pool, was there with her daughters, Alicia Gehr, 24, of Big Pool, and Ashley Harbaugh, 30, of Hagerstown. All three are Chris Young fans but only Julie was fan-enough to wear a Chris Young “Tomorrow” T-shirt. All three note his deep voice is what they like.

Ashley was also there to see Cassadee Pope, and said she voted for the 25-year-old Pope when she was a contestant on “The Voice.”

With Row 7 track seats, Julie said she ordered tickets as soon as they went on sale. “There was no way I was going to miss this,” she said.

You can read more about the concert in Friday’s edition of The Frederick News-Post.

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