• MOTHER’S DAY LINERS 2017

    Audio / LINER Brothers Osborne (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey! What’s up guys! We’re Brothers Osborne, wishing all you mothers out there a very, very Happy Mother’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Canaan Smith (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey! What’s up, guys? I’m Canaan Smith. Happy Mother’s Day!”

    Audio / LINER Clare Dunn (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey! What’s up? This is Clare Dunn, hoping you have a Happy Mother’s Day.”

     

    Audio / LINER Darius (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey y’all, what’s up? This is Darius Rucker, hoping you have a Happy Mother’s Day.

    Audio / LINER Darius (Mother’s Day) 2

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    “Hey! What’s up? This is Darius Rucker, wishing all you mothers a Happy Mother’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Dierks (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey, y’all! This is Dierks Bentley, wishing all you mothers out there a Happy Mother’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (Mother’s Day) 1

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    “Hey everybody! This is Eric Church, wishing you a Happy Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!”

    Audio / LINER Eric Paslay (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey! This is Eric Paslay. Happy Mother’s Day to all you awesome Mom’s out there.”

    Audio / LINER George Strait (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hi! This is George Strait, wishing you a Happy Mother’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey y’all, it’s Jon Pardi. I want to wish all the mamas out there a very Happy Mother’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Josh Turner (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hi! This is Josh Turner, wishing you a Happy Mother’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Kacey Musgraves (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey! It’s Kacey Musgraves. To all you mothers out there, Happy Mother’s Day!”

     

    Audio / LINER Keith Urban (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hi everyone, it’s Keith Urban. Hoping all the mothers out there have a very, very Happy Mother’s Day. Love ya, Mom!”

    Audio / LINER LBT (Mother’s Day)

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    “(ALL) Hi! This is Little Big Town. (KIMBERLY) We want to wish all you mothers out there a Happy Mother’s Day. I love ya, Mama!”

    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey! It’s Luke Bryan, hoping all you mothers out there have a Happy Mother’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Sam Hunt (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey! This is Sam Hunt, wishing you a very Happy Mother’s Day.

    Audio / LINER Shania Twain (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hi! This is Shania Twain. Happy Mother’s Day.”

  • DIERKS BENTLEY IS EXCITED TO WITNESS THE NASHVILLE PREDATORS IN THE STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS.

    Longtime hockey fan, and especially a fan of the Nashville Predators, Dierks Bentley couldn’t be more thrilled that the NHL team is heading into Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the St. Louis Blues Wednesday night (April 26th). Dierks was in attendance with thousands of Preds fans — including Vince Gill, Luke Bryan who sang the National Anthem and Carrie Underwood, who’s married to Preds captain Mike Fisher – when they won Round 1 against the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0.


    “Nashville is just on fire right now, and what I think is so cool about the Predators is it’s a young team, [and] the energy in that building [Bridgestone Arena] is just, this energy of youthful exuberance, excitement, you know? Nothing against Chicago or teams we’ve played before or will play, but we’re an expansion team and it wasn’t that long ago when even the players were donating salary and money to buy tickets to keep the team here,” says Dierks.

    “Just to watch the team grow over the last five, six years and even when we’re playing a team like the Blackhawks, it used to be half and half – red jerseys and gold jerseys. It’s all gold. It’s all hardcore Predators fans, and to move on now to the [St. Louis] Blues and with every game they win, it just grows more, hockey just grows more and more exciting in this town. More people come check it out. You know, we’ve got the greatest location for an arena right there downtown. It’s just so fun to be part of that energy and this moment for the Preds. So, hopefully, they can keep it going on. It feels like they’re really got a good thing going.”

    Dierks has been a hockey fan for a very long time, even suiting up to play pick-up games or practice with professional teams before his shows, as well as playing in the NHL All-Star game last year. He has even been part of a local Nashville hockey team named the Iceholes.

    The Arizona native is closing in on the Top 5 on the country charts with his latest single, “Black,” the title track of his current album.

    Audio / Dierks Bentley talks about the Nashville Predators as they enter the second series of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the St. Louis Blues.

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    Dierks Bentley (Nashville Predators) OC: …thing going. :58
    “You know, Nashville is just on fire right now, and what I think is so cool about the Predators is it’s a young team, [and] the energy in that building [Bridgestone Arena] is just, this energy of youthful exuberance, excitement, you know? Nothing against Chicago or teams we’ve played before or will play, but we’re an expansion team and it wasn’t that long ago when even the players were donating salary and money to buy tickets to keep the team here. Just to watch the team grow over the last five, six years and even when we’re playing a team like the Blackhawks, it used to be half and half – red jerseys and gold jerseys. It’s all gold. It’s all hardcore Predators fans, and to move on now to the [St. Louis] Blues and with every game they win, it just grows more, hockey just grows more and more exciting in this town. More people come check it out. You know, we’ve got the greatest location for an arena right there downtown. It’s just so fun to be part of that energy and this moment for the Preds. So, hopefully, they can keep it going on. It feels like they’re really got a good thing going.”

  • DIERKS BENTLEY IS FLYING HIGH WITH LATEST NOMINATION.

    Dierks Bentley has been tapped by Nashville Mayor Megan Barry as her nominee to fill the latest vacancy on the Nashville Airport Authority’s board of directors.

    “I am honored for the opportunity to serve on the Airport Authority board,” Dierks says. “I love Nashville and I love aviation. There are many big changes happening in our city right now as it continues to grow so rapidly. I am very excited to get a chance to be involved in facilitating and managing that growth as it pertains to our airports and aviation services.”

    The Metro Council will vote on the volunteer appointment of the country music pilot next month.

    He started flying planes for the love of it, but then once he got married and became a father, it made a lot of sense to fly to and from tour dates. “I fly so much on Southwest and trying to cut that first day off, so ‘kids’ is really the reason I started flying. It’s just to get more time with my kids. You get an extra 12 hours basically, which is a long time when you’ve got three kids. I mean, that’s a whole other night to put ‘em to bed, a whole other morning to make breakfast and do school, and then you come into the gig fresh and you get a chance to fly, which I enjoy doing,” says Dierks. “So, it’s like 100% pleasure, but it’s also 100% work. I realized I can’t really afford to sit in the back of a private jet, but I could afford to learn how to fly and sit in the front left seat of a little prop plane and buzz around that way. So, it works out pretty good.”

    He calls his plane “The Time Machine,” because it literally buys him time to spend with his family, which includes his beautiful wife Cassidy and his three children – Evie (rhymes with Chevy), Jordan and Knox.

    -Dierks is currently sitting inside the Top 10 on the country charts with “Black,” the title track from his latest album.

    -Dierks is headlining his What the Hell Tour, featuring Jon Pardi and Cole Swindell, and they make a stop in Rapid City, South Dakota on Sunday (April 23rd). The Arizona native is also set to perform during Stagecoach, which takes place April 28th in Indio, California.

    Audio / Dierks Bentley explains some of the reasons why he flies to his tour dates.

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    Dierks Bentley (flying) OC: …pretty good. :55

    “I started flying back in 1994, so I guess I was just always into it. Just because of time and money, it took a while to get my license. I got it in ’97, and  then I had no more reason to and really money to do anything with it, so I set it aside and didn’t pick I t up until 15 years later when in 2011, I was trying to find a way to, I fly so much on Southwest and trying to cut that first day off. So, kids is really the reason I started flying. It’s just to get more time with my kids. You get an extra 12 hours basically, which is a long time when you’ve got three kids. I mean, that’s a whole other night to put ‘em to bed, a whole other morning to make breakfast and do school, and then you come into the gig fresh and you get a chance to fly, which I enjoy doing. So, it’s like 100% pleasure, but it’s also 100% work. I realized I can’t really afford to sit in the back of a private jet, but I could afford to learn how to fly and sit in the front left seat of a little prop plane and buzz around that way. So, it works out pretty good.”

  • DIERKS BENTLEY’S TOUR OPENERS ARE CRUSHING IT.

    Dierks Bentley continues his What the Hell Tour on Friday (April 21st) in Lethbridge, Canada, and he couldn’t ask for two better guys who are “crushing it” more than Jon Pardi and Cole Swindell.

    “I think the base level is like you have to go out there and be someone who’s gonna crush the show every night and you want to win and you want to take those fans with you and you’re going after it. You’re not just out there to party. You’re out there to attack the stage and go for those fans,” says Dierks. “[Cole] has that. Jon Pardi has that. But besides that, they’re both just really fun guys. They’re both single and just fun guys to be around and that energy is always good for the tour.”

    The next stop on the What the Hell Tour is Friday night (April 21st) in Lethbridge, Canada, followed by a stop in Billings, Montana on Saturday (April 22nd).

    Dierks latest single, “Black,” is currently sitting in the Top 10 on the country charts.

    Audio / Dierks Bentley talks about his tour openers, Jon Pardi and Cole Swindell.

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    Dierks Bentley (What the Hell Tour) OC: …for the tour. :43
    “He’s told me so many times that I’m the reason he moved to town to write songs, just enough to where I actually kind of semi believe him, he’s said it so many times. It’s a special thing for him. It’s a special thing for me to have someone out there really that I’ve known for so long, that I’ve been cheering on for so long who’s obviously killing it. That’s important. I think the base level is like you have to go out there and be someone who’s gonna crush the show every night and you want to win and you want to take those fans with you and you’re going after it. You’re not just out there to party. You’re out there to attack the stage and go for those fans. He has that. Jon Pardi has that. But besides that, they’re both just really fun guys. They’re both single and just fun guys to be around and that energy is always good for the tour.”

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Shania, Dierks, Kacey, Mickey

    Shania Twain will appear on the Late, Late Show With James Corden on Tuesday (April 18th) to talk about new music. Check it out beginning at 12:37a ET on CBS.

    Dierks Bentley’s wife Cassidy raised more than $23,000 for Safe Haven Family Shelter in Nashville. She set up a donations page as she trained for her second Boston Marathon to help raise funds and awareness for the facility. The country singer and their three children, Evie, Jordan and Knox, wore special custom shirts and cheered for her on the sidelines.

     


    Kacey Musgraves will join Willie Nelson at his annual Fourth of July Picnic this year. The event, held in Austin, Texas, will also feature performances from Sheryl Crow, Jamey Johnson, Steve Earle and Asleep at the Wheel, among others. Tickets go on sale Friday (April 21st).

    Mickey Guyton helped celebrate Loretta Lynn’s 85th birthday on Friday (April 14th) by opening the show for the iconic legend at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. She was even able to get some much envied time together backstage, as well.

     

     

  • DIERKS BENTLEY’S WIFE TAKES ON THE BOSTON MARATHON FOR A SECOND TIME.

    Dierks Bentley‘s wife Cassidy is running the Boston Marathon for the second time on Monday (April 17th), and she’s also helping to raise money for Nashville shelter Safe Haven, which helps homeless families. She tells the Tennessean of her 26-mile run, “At the end, when it gets really hard, I’m going to be thinking about Safe Haven and the people who supported me.”

    “I am so proud of Cassidy and it’s so fun watching her get ready for this race,” Dierks said. “It takes months and months of preparation and determination to pull this off.”

    Dierks and their three children will be in Boston cheering Cassidy on while she makes it to the finish line.

     

  • LUKE, CHRIS, KEITH, LBT, DIERKS, ERIC, VINCE AND HILLARY SCOTT & THE SCOTT FAMILY ARE NOMINATED FOR BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS.

    The nominees for the 2017 Billboard Music Awards were announced and several of your favorite country artists are up for awards. Luke Bryan is nominated in the all-format fan-voted Billboard Chart Achievement category, as well as for Top Country Tour.

    Keith Urban has several BBMA nods, including Top Country Album for Ripcord and Top Country Song for “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” as well as a nomination for Top Country Artist.

    Chris Stapleton is up against Keith as Top Country Artist, as well as Top Country Album for Traveller.

    Little Big Town’s “Better Man” is up for Top Country Song, while Dierks Bentley’s “Different for Girls” featuring Elle King, Eric Church’s “Kill a Word” with Rhiannon Giddens and Vince Gill’s appearance on Chris Young’s “Sober Saturday Night” are up for Top Country Collaborations.

    Hillary Scott & the Scott Family have three BBMA nominations, including Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album for Love Remains and Top Christian Song for “Thy Will.”

    The Billboard Music Awards will air on May 21 at 8PM on ABC.

    Billboard Chart Achievement Award Presented by Xfinity:
    Luke Bryan
    Nicki Minaj
    The Chainsmokers
    The Weeknd
    Twenty One Pilots

    Top Country Artist:
    Florida Georgia Line
    Blake Shelton
    Keith Urban
    Chris Stapleton
    Jason Aldean

    Top Country Tour:
    Luke Bryan
    Kenny Chesney
    Dixie Chicks

    Top Country Album:
    Jason Aldean, They Don’t Know
    Florida Georgia Line, Dig Your Roots
    Blake Shelton, If I’m Honest
    Chris Stapleton, Traveller
    Keith Urban, Ripcord

    Top Country Song:
    Kenny Chesney Featuring Pink, “Setting The World On Fire”
    Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”
    Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw, “May We All”
    Little Big Town, “Better Man”
    Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

    Top Country Collaboration:
    Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King, “Different For Girls”
    Kenny Chesney Featuring Pink, “Setting The World On Fire”
    Eric Church Featuring Rhiannon Giddens, “Kill A Word”
    Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw, “May We All”
    Chris Young Featuring Vince Gill, “Sober Saturday Night”

    Top Christian Artist:
    Lauren Daigle
    Hillsong Worship
    Hillary Scott & the Scott Family
    Skillet
    Chris Tomlin

    Top Christian Album:
    Casting Crowns, The Very Next Thing
    Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be
    Joey + Rory, Hymns
    Hillary Scott & The Scott Family, Love Remains
    Skillet, Unleashed

    Top Christian Song:
    Lauren Daigle, “Trust In You”
    Hillary Scott & The Family, “Thy Will”
    Skillet, “Feel Invincible”
    Ryan Stevenson Featuring GabeReal, “Eye Of The Storm”
    Zach Williams, “Chain Breaker”

  • LUKE BRYAN AND DIERKS BENTLEY REVEAL SOME COOL DETAILS ABOUT THIS YEAR’S ACM AWARDS.

    Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley spoke to the press on Friday (March 31st) to talk about hosting the ACM Awards for a second time together (Luke’s fifth time hosting the awards). The two also revealed they’ll perform together to honor an icon.

    “Dierks and I are going to team up with a rock icon to honor a rock icon, and that’s all I’m gonna say about that,” says a tight-lipped Luke.

    The two also talk about being in a new building – the T-Mobile Arena – for the first time. “This is fun being in the new building. I’m excited about being here in the T-Mobile Arena. This place looks really nice I think it kind of does justice for the ACMs and the vibe of this show,” says Dierks. “There’s gonna be great artists and so much new talent and so much, really a lot of excitement, so being in a new building feels like a great match for the 52nd Annual ACM Awards.

    Catch Luke and Dierks when they host the 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which will be broadcast live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Sunday (April 2nd) at 8pm ET/delayed PT on CBS.

    Audio / Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley talk about hosting the ACM Awards again, and reveal that they’re teaming up to honor an icon on the show.

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    Luke & Dierks (ACM Awards 2017) OC: …about that. 1:08
    LUKE: “Year No. 2, they had us back. We’ve got a lot of amazing stuff in store. It’s gonna be a great show. We’ve got artists you’ve seen on the stage before. We’ve got new artists all over the bill, when you look at Jon Pardi, and I think Sam Hunt’s up at the top of the show. Dierks is doing a little…” DIERKS: “Yeah, we’ve got some collaborations. Me and Cole, Cole and I are doing something. It’s great to be back. This is fun being in the new building. I’m excited about being here in the T-Mobile Arena. This place looks really nice I think it kind of does justice for the ACMs and the vibe of this show. There’s gonna be great artists and so much new talent and so much, really a lot of excitement, so being in a new building feels like a great match for the 52nd Annual ACM Awards. We’ve been having a good time, man. We’ve been running around town working on the opening of the show and looking forward to y’all seeing some of the stuff we’ve come up with.” LUKE: “Dierks and I are going to team up with a rock icon to honor a rock icon, and that’s all I’m gonna say about that.”

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  • LUKE BRYAN AND DIERKS BENTLEY TAKE FANS BEHIND-THE-SCENES OF THEIR ACM PROMOS.

    Go behind-the-scenes with this year’s ACM Awards hosts Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley when they get together with the CBS promo crew!

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  • LUKE BRYAN AND DIERKS BENTLEY MAKE THE ROUNDS TO PROMOTE THE ACM AWARDS.

    As we get closer to Sunday night’s ACM AwardsLuke Bryan and Dierks Bentley are making the media rounds to promote their second time (Luke’s fifth) hosting the show. On Wednesday (March 29th), they appeared on both CBS This Morning and the Late Show With Stephen Colbert, where they had some “couch time” and performed Merle Haggard‘s “Ramblin’ Fever” (see below).

    The 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Sunday (April 2nd) at 8pm ET/delayed PT on CBS.

    Video / Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley talk to Stephen Colbert

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    Video / Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley perform Merle Haggard's "Ramblin' Fever."

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    Video / Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley appear on CBS This Morning.

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