Dierks Bentley Kicks Off Waterfront Concert Season
Dierks Bentley brought his Somewhere on a Beach Tour to the Bangor waterfront Saturday night, the first of many country concerts at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion this summer.
Bentley, touring in support of his new Black album, played "Somewhere on a Beach," the album's first single, which recently reached No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. Another song from the new album that he played at the show was "What the Hell Did I Say," an all-too-relatable song about late-night drunk dialing.
During his performance of "Am I the Only One," Bentley helped a female fan onto the stage so the two could shotgun a couple of beers together. Drinking was a recurring theme during the show. "This is my best instrument right here," Bentley said while holding a black solo cup.
Bentley's setlist also included "Every Mile a Memory," "Free and Easy," "Lot of Leavin' Left to Do," "Say You Do," "I Hold On," "Riser," "Drunk on a Plane," "5-1-5-0," "Tip It On Back," "Sideways," "Feel That Fire" and "What Was I Thinking."
Houser opened with "We Went," the lead single from his new Fired Up album. "Song Number 7," the second release from the album and Houser's current single, was also performed on the waterfront Saturday night. Houser also played "How Country Feels," "Goodnight Kiss," "Runnin' Outta Moonlight," "Like a Cowboy" and "Chasing Down a Good Time."
Less than five months after opening for Brad Paisley at the Cross Insurance Center, Cam returned to Bangor this weekend, singing songs from Untamed, her major label debut album. Her set included the single "Burning House," which peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Country Airplay cart and was nominated in the Best Country Solo Performance category at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards in February.
The show was opened by country newcomer Tucker Beathard, the son of longtime Nashville songwriter Casey Beathard and the grandson of former NFL general manager Bobby Beathard. The 21-year-old Beathard, one of Taste of Country's 10 Hot Artists to Watch in 2016, performed songs from his upcoming debut album, including his first single, "Rock On."
The next country concert at Darling's this summer: the Dixie Chicks on Thursday, June 16. This summer's waterfront concert schedule also includes Dolly Parton, Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Florida Georgia Line, Darius Rucker and Kenny Chesney.