Manhattan, Kan. — Kicker Country Stampede closed its gates on Saturday night to another successful year. The three-day festival featured headliners Dierks Bentley, Tim McGraw and Jake Owen, all of whom brought a different country flair to each night.
On the heels of his new album coming out later this year, Sam Hunt blew festival-goers away with the kind of high-intensity force that suggests he’s competing for headline status. Dierks Bentley kept the audience buzzing when he rounded out the night with his usual fast-paced, tireless performance, complete with a few tracks from his new album, Black. It was a true fan-based show, as his interaction with the audience never stopped. He sent it into overdrive when he wheeled in a make-shift airplane and invited fans to fill the stage.