Dierks Bentley multi-platinum singer/songwriter headlined the K102 St.Jude Fan Jam. Dierks has eight No. 1 singles and written every one of them. He won the CMA’s Horizon Award for most exceptional emerging artist in 2005. His passion for and stewardship of classic country music earned him membership in the Grand Ole Opry, where he was the third youngest artist ever to be inducted. Bentley released his ninth studio album “ Black “ May 2016.The album has already produced multiple hits like “Somewhere on a Beach” ,“ Different for Girls” and “Black”.
Dylan Scott was first out on stage to wow the Fan Jam fans. The Louisiana born singer/songwriter released his first self titled album “ Dylan Scott” in August 2016. Dylan played a short twenty minute set with hits like “My Girl”,”Crazy over Me” and covered a Keith Whitley song “When You Say Nothing at All”. Dylan’s vocals and set were outstanding.
Love and Theft came out to screaming fans. The vocal duo of Eric Gunderson and Stephen Barker Liles seemed so natural. Love and Theft played a quick thirty minute acoustic set . The band just released their second studio album “Candyland” in September 2016, and their set included hit songs “Angel Eyes” and “Whiskey On My Breath” getting loud cheers and applause from the crowd.
Frankie Ballard delivered a killer seventy minute set. Ballard has a very unique sound and was very entertaining to watch. He just released his third studio album “El Rio” in June 2016. He played his hits “It All Started With a Beer”, “Hellufa Life” and “Young & Crazy”. Frankie played a Bob Seger cover of “You’ll Accomp’ny Me”. He also performed a mash up of Elvis hits that included “Jailhouse Rock” and “Hound Dog”. Frankie Ballard has the It factor of becoming a great entertainer for years to come.
Headliner Dierks Bentley walked out on stage and the crowd went nuts. He thanked the crowd over and over for coming out and supporting Saint Jude. Dierks played a forty five minuteset. He started his set with “Drunk on a Plane”,”5-1-5-0”,”What was I Thinking” and the hits kept rolling. The crowd played a large part of Dierks’ set they sang word for word to every song. He loved hearing the fans sing back to him. Dierks Bentley is absolutely a great entertainer. He is a must see this summer on his Black tour 2017.
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