Dierks Bentley

Dierks Bentley to Headline 2016 NEBRASKAland Days

Dierks Bentley will make a return to the Wild West Arena on Saturday, June 25th to close NEBRASKAland DAYS 2016.

The thunderbird symbolism on Dierks Bentley’s album Riser speaks volumes about the complex ball of emotions locked within.
The mythological thunderbird was a sign of strength. It closely resembles the phoenix, another mythological symbol for resilience and renewal. And the Thunderbirds are an essential organization in Bentley’s homestate, Arizona, where the group raises millions of dollars for local charities through a unique membership process that guarantees a constant flow of fresh ideas from the community.
Bentley’s father was a member of the Thunderbirds, and so it’s appropriate that Dierks’ first album since his father’s death – a project full of sonic power, spirited resilience and a strong sense of family and community – should be represented by such a majestic visual symbol.
To be certain, Dierks has not used – and will not use – Leon Bentley’s passing as a play for sympathy or for false mourning. Grieving was a natural part of the process, and the exploration it fostered – about life, about urgency, about making a difference – has been substantial.

Randy Houser will open the show for Bentley

Randy Houser is a man refreshed. “I don’t know how it happened, but everything in my life has started lining up,” says the Lake, Mississippi native. “I must have done somebody right in the past.”
Those positive vibes of renewal ripple through Houser’s three consecutive No. 1 hits, “How Country Feels,” “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” and “Goodnight Kiss,” which was Houser’s first No. 1 as a songwriter though he has written numerous hits for artists over the years. “How Country Feels” was his first-ever No. 1 at radio, and both it and “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” earned RIAA Platinum certifications. “Like A Cowboy” was a Top 5 smash and earned Houser rave reviews for his “pure, unencumbered vocal showcase” (Taste of Country).

All four songs are from Houser’s Stoney Creek Records debut, How Country Feels, released in early 2013.

Tickets for the US Cellular Summer Jam Concert Series are on sale now.

NEBRASKAland Days June 13-23, 2018