Dierks Bentley Headliner for Free KLLL Concert - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/28/05

Dierks Bentley Headliner for Free KLLL Concert

Wednesday night could be called the most anticipated night of the fair. It's KLLL's annual free concert. One of country music up and comers, Dierks Bentley, took to the stage, for KLLL's 18th annual free concert.

KLLL has been putting these concerts on for nearly 20 years, with big names through the decades like Clay Walker, Eddie Rabbit, and last year's Joe Nichols. NewsChannel 11 went behind the scenes with the KLLL team to find out why these concerts draw the biggest crowds out at the fair.

In less than ten minutes, KLLL had handed out the final thousand tickets for it's free concert. Rick Gilbert, the morning show host said, "We've gotten more calls for this concert. I've had people call me from 20 years ago that said, 'Hey can I get tickets?' No! " Gilbert and the KLLL team have been hosting the concerts for so long, they forget how long it's been. Jeff Scott said it's been, "17 or 18 years, I'm not good at math." But numbers don't lie, for nearly two decades the free concert night draws one of the largest crowds at the fair, and brings some of the biggest stars.

Scott also says it's a toss up on who they choose to play. "We have to roll the dice and see who will be popular the next year."

This year, the roll of the dice lead to Dierks Bentley, whom Scott say has the potential to be the most remembered artist.

Dierks is best known for his songs "Come a Little Closer" and "What Was I Thinking?"

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