by Matt Bishop | August 14, 2016
In the spirit of their hit single “Red Hot American Summer,” we sat down with rising country trio Post Monroe on a scorching day at Bethlehem PA. The group were gearing up to open for Lady Antebellum on the Sands Steel Stage Musikfest 2016. Post Monroe are performing in support of their debut self-titled EP, which was produced by Lady A’s own Dave Haywood along with Chuck Ainlay. Watch our interview with the band above to find out more details about the EP, performing at the Grand Ole Opry, their love for Dairy Queen, and much more.
Later that evening, Post Monroe took the stage for their performance. “Is it hot enough out there for ya?” Whitney asked the crowd. Even though the sun was beginning to set, it was still well over 90 degrees outside. Embracing the hot summertime weather, the band performed songs from their debut EP as well as some they’ve kept on the back burner like “Stomping’ Ground.” Whitney stated, “It’s an ode to where we come from.” They played “Dixie Dust,” which was written by Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood.
The set also featured a warm, mandolin-drenched cover of Train’s “Hey, Soul Sister” as well as a pop mash-up that included Adele and Justin Bieber. Sadly, a summer thunderstorm interrupted the group’s final (and biggest) song “Red Hot American Summer.” As the sky turned black, Post Monroe were quickly rushed off stage by the Musikfest staff but not before they left a great impression on the crowd. Post Monroe delivered gorgeous harmonies reminiscent of Dixie Chicks and Little Big Town. With vocal talent and catchy songwriting ability, we’ll certainly be hearing more from this trio very soon.