Entertainment Music Country Going to the Garden! Behind-the-Scenes with Russell Dickerson as He Opens for Thomas Rhett at MSG As single "Every Little Thing" hits the Top 10, the country star soaks up his success opening for Thomas Rhett at New York City's place to play By Russell Dickerson Published on September 23, 2019 11:10 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 09 Spencer Combs I don't usually get nervous before a show but I was definitely nervous about playing Madison Square Garden! 02 of 09 Spencer Combs I mean, we're playing to a sold-out crown in the world's most famous arena! WHAT?! 03 of 09 Spencer Combs Backstage post meet and greet. 04 of 09 Spencer Combs A moment between me and my wife Kailey, backstage on the way to the green room for a pre-show band and crew meeting before our set. 05 of 09 Spencer Combs I lead a pre-show prayer ritual every show night. 06 of 09 Spencer Combs So blown away by NYC's support over the years. I've played sitting on top of a bar for NYCountrySwag with a microphone duct-taped to a mic stand with about 25 people there. 07 of 09 Spencer Combs The fact that you all are packed MSG tonight singing my songs....Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! 08 of 09 Spencer Combs A little guitar solo moment captured during the set. 09 of 09 Spencer Combs I can't believe it. Y'all are the most incredible fans!