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Five Country Stars Who Should Play The Las Vegas Sphere

The Las Vegas Sphere is the new sensation in a performance venue where artists can create a visual experience that is beyond what has been possible in stadiums, arenas and theaters. According to the Sphere website, "Sphere is a next-generation entertainment medium redefining the future of live entertainment. It allows the foremost artists, creators, and technologists to create extraordinary experiences that take storytelling to a new level and transport audiences to places both real and imagined." The venue is powered by "cutting-edge technologies" that ignite the senses and enable audiences to share experiences at a never-before-seen scale. Country music shows have upped the production game in their concerts over the years: country shows aren't just a singer and a band performing anymore (although that's great, too!). Legendary rock band U2 was the first act to play the Sphere -- their residency ends on March 2 -- and a few of the videos that have been released shows the scope of what is possible in the venue. The entire interior of the veune  over the stage is a huge video screen, as you can see in the below video. Each song can have it's own visual design; in the below video, you'll note that the performance for "Even Better Than The Real Thing" looks completely different  the above one, for "Zoo Station." The visuals at the venue can be so overwhelming that some fans have reported experiencing motion sickness. And while the videos above (some of which were clearly shot by drones) are somewhat nauseating, it's understandable that she sheer magnitude of the spectactle can be jarring.  At thirty-eight seconds into the below video (of "The Fly"), it appears that the audience is in a giant digital elevator shaft, with a massive elevator descending. Another fun aspect of the Sphere: the entire exterior is also a massive screen. They've used it in lots of creative ways (some of which you may have caught during the Super Bowl Broadcast, or U2's performance at the Grammy Awards. Country artists have certainly been dominating Las Vegas over the past few years. Which got us to thinking, what country stars would really shine in this exciting new venue?

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