From Keith Urban in 2001 to Morgan Wallen a few years ago, we got to see these 10 amazing artists at Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park as they worked their way to Country superstardom.

Of course, Upstate Concert Hall has been closed for a few years now and has since become the great new Empire Live club in Albany, which we love. But recently we were all hanging out in the GNA studio reminiscing about all those great Country shows in Clifton Park over the years - going all the way back to the Northern Lights days. And I tell you what, the list of Country superstars who graced that stage while on their way up is impressive!

A Concert Venue In A Strip Mall?

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My first show at this venue was back in 2002 while visiting some friends in the area, and I remember thinking how odd the location was. A concert venue in the North Country Commons strip mall located where 146 and 146A meet in Clifton Park. But that unique location made it endearing, and you could not beat the ease of access and ample parking at this venue.

But the absolute best part of this venue is obviously the amazing COuntry shows we saw over the years - let's take a walk down memory lane and revisit the 10 Country superstars who took the Upstate Concert Hall/Northern Lights stage.

See 10 Country Superstars Who Played Upstate Concert Hall

Before Upstate Concert Hall closed a few years ago to become Empire Live in Albany, GNA Nation got to enjoy so many amazing Country shows over the years, going all the way back to the days when the venue was called Northern Lights. Here are 10 of today's Country superstars who paid their dues at Upstate Concert Hall on their way up the Country ranks.

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