It was the best deal in town on Tuesday night.
When country star Dierks Bentley bounded onto the stage at the Tabernacle just after 10 p.m., not a single person in the fist-pumping crowd had paid a cent to see the show. That’s because it was one of several around the country being sponsored by Samsung and AT&T in their Summer Krush series (each city gets a different artist).
These days, Bentley has no trouble filling a set with crowd-pleasing hits. In the six years since his debut with “What Was I Thinkin’,” he’s scored seven No. 1 country hits. He got Tuesday’s show of to a blazing start with the latest of those, this year’s hard-partying anthem “Sideways” and the hits, as they say, kept on coming: “Every Mile a Memory,” “Lot of Leavin’ Left to Do,” “Settle for a Slowdown,” and on and on. Bentley seemed to feed off the considerable energy of the crowd, loving every moment in the spotlight and interacting with the fans in the front row. Many of