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The Ford Center sees consistent sold out crowds, Florida Georgia Line packs the house

A Florida Georgia Line fan jokingly pulls at the Ford Center's doors hours before Friday night's concert. A Florida Georgia Line fan jokingly pulls at the Ford Center's doors hours before Friday night's concert.
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

Thousands of fans are "digging their roots" for Florida Georgia Line's tour by the same name. The show kicked off at 7 Friday night with three opening performers in Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three, and Kane Brown.

Florida Georgia Line fans lined up outside the center hours before the duo hit the stage. 

"We will be standing here for about two and a half hours before the show here, and we also got meet and greets," said Emily Hight, from Madisonville, Kentucky. "We've been looking forward to this for a long time."

Ford Center Executive Director Scott Schoenike tells us country music is the biggest draw for the Evansville market.

"It's what sells here.  We'll have another sell out here tonight," said Schoenike. "We're consistently overachieving in the nation on country, so country likes to come here."

Fans came from as far as 100 miles away to see their favorite band.

"We live about 45 minutes away so we're here every concert," said Kailegh Yochum from Vincennes. "I've been here a lot."

Schoenike says Florida Georgia Line sold all 10,000 seats. That's good for the city's economy, downtown hotels and businesses.

More country superstars are coming to the Ford Center. Carrie Underwood is booked for next month and Miranda Lambert kicks off her tour at the Ford Center in January.

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