Thursday, January 29, 2015

DIERKS BENTLEY TAKES OVER SUPER BOWL XLIX WEEK WITH PERFORMANCES ON HIS HOME TURF


Weekend Caps Off With A Televised Pre-Game
Performance On NBC
 
Nashville, TN – Jan. 28, 2015 – Multi-Platinum selling singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley returns to his hometown this week for a string of high-profile events leading up to football's biggest night. He is kicking off the week on the golf course participating in the prestigious Waste Management Phoenix Open Annexus Pro-Am today. He’ll next host a star-studded Pre Super Bowl bash at his bar "Whiskey Row" (1/30) before taking the stage as part ofCBS Radio’s stacked "The Night Before” lineup with Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line (1/31). The week will culminate on Super Bowl Sunday, where Bentley’s performance from the official NFL Tailgate will be televised as part of NBC’s pre-game show.
 
“It's going to be a fun weekend in my hometown,” said Bentley. “There are a lot of country fans in the Valley and we are looking forward to taking over this week! I'm excited to have a lot of friends from Nashville in town and to be a part of some of the big events around the game."
 
On the heels of his Super Bowl performance, Bentley will attend the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards airing Feb. 8 on CBS, where he received his 12th nomination with “Country Album of the Year” for his critically acclaimed “Riser.” The No. one selling album has already produced back-to-back hits “I Hold On” and “Drunk On A Plane," making him one of only three country artists to earn two RIAA certified PLATINUM and No. one hits in 2014. He recently announced his 2015 SOUNDS OF SUMMER TOUR kicking off June 5 and running through the summer. For more information and a full list of appearances visit www.dierks.com.

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Dierks Bentley Announces 2015 Sounds Of Summer Tour With a Polar Plunge Boot Camp for his Tourmates


Coming off of an electric year with capacity crowds in amphitheaters across the country, PLATINUM selling singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley announced his plans for the 2015 SOUNDS OF SUMMER TOUR today. The 40 city run will kick off June 5 in Raleigh, NC and continue through the summer with friends Kip Moore, Maddie & Tae and Canaan Smith stacking the lineup. Fans can purchase tickets beginning Jan. 26 for first cities as part of tour promoter Live Nation’s Country Megaticket at www.Megaticket.com with additional ticket info for each market coming available in the weeks ahead at www.dierks.com.
 
"There have been tours in my career that I thought would be impossible to top, and the past 12 months certainly rank as some of the best and most fun nights of my life," said Bentley. "I expect 2015 to beat all of it. II've really loved having three other artists out there with us…just more fun on and off the stage and knowing that the fans are getting more music for their money is important to me. Kip, Maddie & Tae and Canaan are three of the hottest rising artists out there right now, and I feel fortunate to be spending the summer with them. If our first 'tour meeting' is any indication, they are up for anything, which is awesome. No one is going to have more fun this summer than us!"
 
Earlier this morning, Bentley invited his tourmates to a meeting in Nashville where they were challenged with plunging into the new year and new tour with him, and the challenge was accepted. Click here to watch PEOPLE's exclusive video: http://www.people.com/article/dierks-bentley-sounds-of-summer-tour-polar-plunge.
 
Last year’s RISER TOUR found Bentley commanding the attention of media across the country, with critics calling his performances “captivating” with a “new depth” (The Plain Dealerand affirming “crowds from coast to coast now know Bentley’s strengths as a headliner” (Indianapolis Star). Night after night, Bentley “rose to the occasion like a pro, as though headlining is what the man was born to do” (Arizona Republic).
 
First Announced Cities on the 2015 SOUNDS OF SUMMER TOUR:
Raleigh, NC
Cleveland, OH
Buffalo, NY*
Lansing, MI*
St. Louis, MO
Chicago, IL
Pittsburgh, PA
New York, NY
Boston, MA
Philadelphia, PA
Tampa, FL
West Palm Beach, FL
Virginia Beach, VA
Washington, DC
Schaghticoke, NY*
Morristown, OH
Charlotte, NC
Birmingham, AL
Oshkosh, WI*
Twin Lakes, WI*
Ft. Wayne, IN*
Sweet Home, OR*
Merritt, BC, CA*
Quincy, WA*
Detroit Lakes, MN*
Prairie du Chien, WI*
Norfolk, NE
Denver, CO
Albuquerque, NM
Phoenix, AZ
San Diego, CA
Fresno, CA
Mt. View, CA
Sacramento, CA
Corpus Christi, TX
Austin, TX
Dallas, TX
Cincinnati, OH
Indianapolis, IN
*Openers may vary
 
Bentley's critically acclaimed and No. one selling album RISER has already produced back-to-back hits “I Hold On” and “Drunk On A Plane," making him one of only three country artists to earn two RIAA certified PLATINUM and No. one hits in 2014. Bentley has notched 12 chart-topping singles, over five million albums sold, countless CMA, ACM and CMT nominations and membership into the Grand Ole Opry. Bentley recently received his 12th GRAMMY nod with “Country Album Of The Year” for RISER at the upcoming 57th Annual Awards airing in Feb. 2015. The Phoenix native will kick off the year as part of CBS Radio’s “The Night Before” the Super Bowl special airing from his hometown on Jan. 31. 
 
Since the release of MCA Nashville Kip Moore's debut album, UP ALL NIGHT, the singer-songwriter has earned multi-platinum sales and critical acclaim for his "high energy" (Rolling Stone) live show. Recently named American Country Countdown Award's "Breakthrough Artist Of The Year," Moore launched his own headlining tour last fall with multiple sold-out dates and recently earned PLATINUM certification for his No.One smash hit "Hey Pretty Girl," and DOUBLE PLATINUM status for his chart-topping breakout hit "Somethin' 'Bout A Truck." 
 
The fastest rising female act in eight years, Maddie & Tae introduced their Dot Records' debut single “Girl In A Country Song” with a No. one at Country radio and GOLD certification. The two songstresses penned all four songs on their self-titled EP, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s New Artist Heatseekers chartMaddie & Tae have made national television appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman and TODAY. 
 
Mercury Nashville singer/songwriter Canaan Smith was named a 2015 Artist To Watch by both The Huffington Post and Yahoo! Music. Smith’s current single “Love You Like That” has already sold an impressive 139,000+ tracks and continues to climb the country airplay charts reaching No. one on SiriusXM’s The Highway Hot 45 Countdown. Currently, Smith is in the studio finalizing his debut album expected to release later this year.
 
Ole Smoky® Tennessee Moonshine will return as tour sponsor of the 2015 SOUNDS OF SUMMER TOUR. For more information and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit www.dierks.com.
- See more at: http://www.dierks.com/news.html?n_id=1427#sthash.qVQp5W3W.dpuf




We're guessing "Sounds Of Summer" will likely be the next single after Say You Do!

Friday, December 19, 2014

DIERKS BENTLEY PILOTS BREAKOUT YEAR IN 2014

Grammy Nominee Ends 2014 On "Best Of" Lists
By iTunes, Rolling Stone And Billboard

 
Nashville, TN – Dec. 18, 2014 – When Dierks Bentley titled his seventh album Riser, the point was to call attention to the resilience and determination at the core of life. But the title took on a second meaning over the course of 2014 as Bentley became country music’s most impressive riser, catapulting an already successful career into one that blends his long-held critical acclaim with A-level commercial success.

“We put the music first,” Bentley told Billboard, “and when you do that, good things can happen far beyond what you could actually try to make happen.” 

To watch a recap of Bentley's unforgettable year, click here:


Bentley’s album managed to balance the strengths of country music, focusing on powerful, reflective material prompting USA Today to note "Bentley bares his soul" while deftly weaving in some lighter material to bring an ironically comedic twist. Bentley’s success was evident during awards season as Riser notched GRAMMY and CMA Nominations for "Best Country Album."  Additionally, the album's first two singles "I Hold On" and "Drunk On A Plane" scored nominations on their own, to make the singer/songwriter the most nominated male artist at this year's annual CMA ceremony.  

Bentley and the album certainly connected and with the first two songs, he became one of only three country acts to register two Platinum No. one singles during 2014, giving him a career total of 12 radio chart toppers and pushing digital downloads beyond the 2 million mark.  He anchored high profile television appearances on Good Morning America, Today, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The View, The Late Show with David Letterman, PBS Front and Center, The CMA Awards, The ACM Awards and the CMT Awards shows, and a special episode of CMT Crossroads with OneRepublic, among others.

Bentley’s music and fortitude collided for his inaugural amphitheater headlining tour, taking him to new heights as capacity crowds reached upwards of 21,000  in venues across the country.  The tour left music critics inspired, praising Bentley for his “high-energy and emotion-packed” sets (San Diego Union-Tribune) and noted he "rose to the occasion like a pro, as though headlining is what the man was born to do” (Arizona Republic).

“I’ve always done my own thing, and it’s led me here,” says country’s Riser. “I wouldn’t change anything about it.  It seems like so much came together all at once, and it truly has been a year I will never forget.”

As 2014 winds down, the Capitol Records Nashville's artist lands among the year’s top albums, featured by iTunes, Rolling Stone and Billboard on their "best of" year end lists. The year marks $3 million in charitable donations raised by his annual Miles & Music For Kids event, a passion project now in its ninth year and benefitting the Monroe Carroll Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, and 2015 will kick-off with a weekend stacked full of performances and appearances at the Super Bowl when it descends in his hometown of Phoenix at the end of January. For more information and for a full list of upcoming appearances, visit www.dierks.com.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Dierks Bentley's "I Hold On" Certified Platinum!



DIERKS BENTLEY ASCENDS BEYOND THE
PACK TO EARN TWO PLATINUM CERTIFIED
NO. ONE HITS IN 2014

"I Hold On" And "Drunk On A Plane" Also Honored By
The NSAI For "Songs I Wish I Had Written" This Year

Nashville, TN – Dec. 3, 2014 – Momentum for singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley continues to build as he becomes one of only three country artists to earn two RIAA certified PLATINUM and No. one radio singles in 2014. "I Hold On" was certified PLATINUM this week and now joins "Drunk On A Plane" to give Bentley two of the year's biggest back-to-back hits. He joins Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line as one of only three artists to accomplish this in 2014.    

"When Dierks played us the ‘RISER’ album for the first time, we knew it was something special,” commented Cindy Mabe, President, Universal Music Group Nashville. “But having two back-to-back #1 Platinum hits within a year shows the real power of how Dierks’ music has resonated and how he’s connected with the fans."

In addition to his success on the sales and radio charts, Bentley was also recently honored as a songwriter for both tracks by the NSAI as two of this year’s 10 Songs I Wish I’d Written, an honor voted on by other songwriters.

Bentley’s latest single “Say You Do” is now available at Country Radio as he wraps the second leg of his  2014 RISER TOUR this weekend in Canada amid sold out crowds. For more information, visit www.dierks.com.