Country star Chris Stapleton has graduated to arenas, and he’ll headline CenturyLink Center later this year.

Two years ago, Stapleton jumped into the country arena with his debut solo album, “Traveller,” which earned him a pair of Grammy Awards and a No. 1 country hit with his cover of “Tennessee Whiskey.” The album has since been certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Stapleton has been recognized for altering the course of mainstream country music a bit by showing that old-school sounds reminiscent of Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard can be just as successful than the pop country sound that has dominated Nashville for the last several years.

Before emerging as a star of the stage, Stapleton wrote songs for other country heavyweights including No. 1 singles such as “Never Wanted Nothing More” by Kenny Chesney and “Love’s Gonna Make It Alright” by George Strait.

The country singer-songwriter was simply incredible in Omaha as his fingers danced up and down his guitar.

LoCash dances all over the line between country and pop, sometimes straddling it and other times stepping slightly into twangy country or drifting far off into purely saccharine pop.

A massive audience of mostly young women and even younger girls assembled at CenturyLink Center to shout the words to “One Last Time,” snap selfies and dance with friends.

Now they’re selling out arenas, and not just the CenturyLink Center.

That’s how it went at CenturyLink Center as the Lumineers kicked off its 2017 arena tour with a flawless 90-minute performance.

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