Anderson Swings in Buffalo

John Anderson was swingin'. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)
John Anderson was swingin'. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)

People were “Swingin” to the song of the same name last night at the John Anderson concert in Buffalo.

His 1980s hit was just one of the many old favorites he performed that spurred people to jump out of their lawn chairs and dance at the Johnson County Fairgrounds during the Big Horn Mountain Festival. The reaction served as testament to why the song became the biggest selling record in the history of Anderson’s label, Warner Bros. Records, in 1983.

He went on to sing other fan favorites, like his 1990s chart-topping hits, “Straight Tequila Night” and “Seminole Wind,” and songs from his new album, “Goldmine,” out this year, he said, which marks the first release in nearly a decade.

Like country legends Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard, this performer, whose career spans nearly four decades, now, has become the standard bearer for traditional country music. And, he proved to be a crowd favorite for all the people in the audience, who were either dancing in the grass or kicked back in their lawn chairs, listening and singing along to good-old country music played outdoors in the cool Wyoming breeze under the western skies.

The Main Stage entertainment this afternoon was scheduled to feature the bands -- Maracuga, Baskery, Front Country, Kenny and Amanda Smith and Crary, Evans and Spurgin. The evening show opens at 7, with Horseshoes and Hand Grenades and The Jalan Crossland Band, before headliner Marty Stuart comes on at 9:30, backed by his Fabulous Superlatives band. Tickets for the day are $60, available at the gate.

More photos of the Anderson concert are posted below.

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Anderson sang fan favorites. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)
Anderson sang fan favorites. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)
The John Anderson Band -- Photo by Leslie Stratmoen
The John Anderson Band -- Photo by Leslie Stratmoen
And the people danced. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)
And the people danced. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)
Sheridan Media's Tommy B gave the show introduction. (Photo Leslie Stratmoen)
Sheridan Media's Tommy B gave the show introduction. (Photo Leslie Stratmoen)
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