Dierks Bentley Brings His Rocking Country Style to St. Augustine

Dierks Bentley performing April 12, 2014 in St. Augustine, Florida.

Dierks Bentley brought his crossroads style of music — a rocking country mix — to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre as part of his Riser tour.

Dierks Bentley, who has recorded 10 No. 1 singles to date, brought his brand of rocking country to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre April 12, 2014. The 38-year-old Arizona native brought the crowd to its feet before the show ever started by showing video the tour had filmed in and around St. Augustine — including landmark buildings from the nation’s oldest city and tourist favorites such as the Alligator Farm. The crowd rarely sat after that.

Bentley, a dynamic performer who appreciates the crowd and lets them know it, is also very camera aware during the time when media are permitted to photograph the show. He made it a point to

Bentley stood over me as I was photographing and played directly into my lens for several seconds.

Bentley stood over me as I was photographing and played directly into my lens for several seconds.

spend a little time with essentially every photographer as he was performing to make sure they had a chance to get a great picture.

Two other bands were on the bill with Bentley, the Brothers Osborne kicked things off at 6:30 pm and Battle Creek, Michigan’s Frankie Ballard took the stage at 7:30 pm. Ballard’s single Sunshine & Whiskey became his first No. 1 hit earlier this year.

You can see the full image gallery from the concert by visiting the St. Augustine Photos Facebook page.

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