Blake Shelton’s Back To The Honky Tonk Tour Visits Little Rock

One of the biggest country artists in the genre, Blake Shelton recently came to a perform a concert this weekend, on March 16th at the Simmons Bank Arena in North Little Rock, Arkansas on his Back To The Honky Tonk Tour!

The country singer also brought with him fellow tour mates, Jackson Dean and Carly Pearce! Upcoming artist, Jackson Dean was the opening act for the show and performed five songs including, Trailer Park, Big Blue, Heaven To Betsy, Fearless and his breakout single, Don’t Come Lookin’!

Photo by Brian Chilson

“Welcome to the Back To The Honky Tonk Tour!” said country artist, Carly Pearce as she was welcomed on stage! The award winning female vocalist performed several of her songs including Diamondback, Easy Going, Dear Miss Loretta, Next Girl, Should’ve Known Better, Never Wanted To Be That Girl, Every Little Thing, Woman Down, What He Didn’t Do, I Hope You’re Happy Now and a cover of The Chicks’ song, Cowboy Take Me Away.

Carly Pearce was thrilled to perform one of her songs, Never Wanted To Be That Girl, a duet with fellow female country artist and Arkansas native, Ashley McBryde, as the single won both artists their first GRAMMY award at the 2023 Grammy Awards for Best Country Duo/Group Performance. “Country music fans, you make my world go round!” said Pearce during the show.

The crowd was excited as country music superstar, Blake Shelton made his grand entrance to the stage opening the show with his single, Come Back As A Country Boy! Blake Shelton performed a phenomenal show with one of the best set lists performing a variety of his big hits including All About Tonight, A Guy With The Girl, Neon Light, Sangria, I’ll Name The Dogs, Mine Would Be You, Lonely Tonight with Carly Pearce, Some Beach, Austin, Ol’ Red, No Body, Sure Be Cool If You Did, Honey Bee, Hillbilly Bone, Boys ‘Round Here, God’s Country and returned for a encore performing his hit song, God Gave Me You!

Photo by Brian Chilson

One of the special moments during the show was when Blake Shelton performed an acoustic set with just himself and his guitar, performing three songs including Playboys From The Southwestern World, The More I Drink and Home. Along with that, Blake Shelton brought out a surprise special guest during the concert, his wife and fellow artist, Gwen Stefani to perform their two songs together entitled, Nobody But You and Happy Anywhere!

There’s no question, this concert was one of the most entertaining shows by a country artist! Along with that, Blake Shelton and his band came up with specific facts of things that has happened in Arkansas through the early 2000’s, as the singer was performing his big hits that was released during that time. It was something very unique and inclusive of Arkansas for fans at the show!

It’s definitely for certain, Blake Shelton performs an amazing concert! The show was top notch from sound, to lights, production, music and more! Blake Shelton was genuine, funny and overall a fantastic performer! Carly Pearce was a wonderful artist as well and complimented the tour perfectly! If you’re a fan of Blake Shelton, it’s highly recommended to go see him live in concert!

Be sure to follow Blake Shelton on his social media including on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and at his website,

Have you seen Blake Shelton live in concert before? I’d love to hear your thoughts, so leave me a comment below or on social media!


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