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Urban, Aldean satisfy thousands of fans at the Bangor Waterfront

Jadon Aldean/Luke Bryan photos by Mike Fern, Keith Urban photo by Chris Joles

BANGOR How do you like your country music? Whether it's trucks and red Solo cups or sophisticated guitar and storytelling, the Labor Day weekend country shows at the Bangor Waterfront had it covered.

Keith-Urban027---Chris-JolesOpening Saturday's show, David Nail shared his sultry brand of country rock with a bluesy vibe featuring hits 'Red Light' and 'Let it Rain,' as well as new releases. Nail contrasts intelligent songcraft with strong guitar to create a thoughtful, sometimes lonesome country sound.

Keith Urban, known for his well-honed guitar skills and songs about the many sides of love, squeezed out every note with fan favorites including 'Put You in a Song,' 'Stupid Boy,' and 'Kiss a Girl,' but he didn't stop at the music. This show was all about the fans. Giving the crowd his time and attention not to mention a signed guitar Urban filled the Waterfront with charm and generosity and his fans were thrilled.

In perhaps the Waterfront's largest show to date, 15,000 fans showed up Sunday to hear Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan rip open the speakers with their high-energy, Southern drawl, jacked-up country sound.

Luke-Bryan---FernStarting his show with the hit 'Rain is a Good Thing,' Bryan went full throttle and kept it wide open. Maximizing the projection screens for those fans with a long view, Bryan's animated stage personality was entertaining and talkative, mixing it up with the crowd until it all had to end with 'Country Girl (Shake it for Me.)' And they did.

His second time in Bangor, Aldean's show took the stage like a chainsaw. Rocketing off with 'Johnny Cash' and stomping straight through hits 'Crazy Town' and 'My Kinda Party,' Aldean was very little talk and all action. He lived up to his reputation, threw a great party and rocked Bangor one more time.

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