TUESDAY, Jan. 26 — Common Ground Music Festival is still nearly six months away, but the popular summer festival has already announced its first artist. The festival announced this morning that country star Dierks Bentley will headline its July 9 lineup.
The Nashville-based singer/songwriter kicked off his career in 2003 with his debut single, “What Was I Thinkin’,” which reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country chart. The two-time Country Music Award winner and 12-time Grammy nominee released his newest single, “Somewhere on a Beach,” just last week. His eighth studio album, “Black,” is set for an early 2016 release, and Bentley co-hosts this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards alongside Luke Bryan in April.
July 9 falls on Saturday, which is traditionally one of the festival’s biggest drawing nights. Last year’s Saturday night slate, headlined by Snoop Dogg and Wale, drew over 11,000 attendees to Adado Riverfront Park.
Single Day tickets for July 9 go on sale to the public 10 a.m. Friday.
Common Ground Music Festival
Adado Riverfront Park(877) 569-7767, commongroundfest.com