Chris Stapleton is as fine a country singer as you’ll find in 2017, but he got a lot of help Wednesday night at Bridgestone Arena in
It was an important song, after all: The concert was even named after it. Written by Don Schlitz, “The Gambler” became one of
Assisted by a nine-piece house band, Stapleton gives “The Gambler” a husky, full-throated delivery. But, particularly on the chorus, the backup singers make it soar, with an extra assist from the sold-out 20,000-person crowd, who clap and sing along to pretty well every word.
All in for the Gambler also included performances by Reba McEntire, Wynonna Judd, Little Big Town, and a final duet with