Dierks Bentley‘s latest album, Home, arrived in stores this week, and we’ve put together some fully-produced vignettes for you on some of the songs on the album. Here we’re featuring “Breathe You In” and “The Woods.”
Keith Urban is getting ready to begin his stint on the Australian version of The Voice. Below is the first commercial for the musical series, which will be shown down under.
Keith has always shown respect and sincere interest in the talents of others, and he’s very intrigued by the show’s concept. “It’s all about the voice, and I love the fact that we get to connect with that before everything else,” he explains. “I can’t see what these people look like; same as when I hear a song on the radio by a new artist, I don’t know what they look like.”
He’s joined by other coaches Seal, Good Charlotte‘s Joel Madden and Australian pop-star and actress Delta Goodrem. The show is set to begin later this year.
The Voice — both the U.S. and Australian versions — consists of three phases: the blind auditions, the battle phase and live performance shows. When choosing their teams, the coaches cannot see the singers, concentrating only on their voices.
In the meantime, Keith, who is closing in on the top of the country charts with “You Gonna Fly,” will take his own voice to Austin, Texas February 10th.
Dierks Bentley wanted to send you guys a special message from New York on album release day.
Dierks Bentley’s new album, Home, arrived in stores today (February 7th). He kicks off the collection with his previous No. 1 hit, “Am I the Only One,” which he says is “the key” to the entire record. “This is the song that’s the bridge between Up on the Ridge, the bluegrass experience and then circling back around to what I do,” says Dierks. “It’s been a huge song, as far as tying over the two projects, so I put it first ‘cause I just kinda think it sets the tone for the album.”
- Dierks latest single, “Home,” is sitting at No. 7 on the country singles charts.
- By the way, you can take Dierks “Home” with you – not just the album, but the man himself!!! All you have to do is check out cmt.com to enter their “Bring Dierks to Your Home” sweepstakes, and have a chance at winning a private acoustic concert from Dierks in your hometown for you and 100 of your friends. The contest ends March 28th.
AUDIO: Dierks Bentley explains why he put “Am I the Only One” as the first track on his new album.
Dierks Bentley (AITOO 1st on album) OC: …the album. :42
“The first song that kinda is the key to this whole record is ‘Am I the Only One.’ This is the song that’s the bridge between Up on the Ridge, the bluegrass experience and then circling back around to what I do. Just a song I wrote with oddly enough the two guys that are really responsible, a big part of the two worlds I live in – one being Jim Beavers, who I’ve written a ton of songs like “Sideways” with and ‘How Am I Doin’.’ And then Jon Randall, who produced the Up on the Ridge record, the bluegrass record. So, the three of us got together, and it’s the only time we’ve gotten together to write a song, and that’s the song we wrote. [laughs] It’s been a huge song, as far as tying over the two projects, so I put it first ‘cause I just kinda think it sets the tone for the album.”
In the latest episode of DBTV, Dierks Bentley kicks off his Home album release week with a performance at the “Home” of Country music, the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. His friends Will Hoge, Karen Fairchild and Del McCoury…as well as daughter, Evie (pr. like Chevy)…helped make it an unforgettable night!
Dierks Bentley hits the studio for an exclusive chat with KMart about his new album, Home, in stores Tuesday (February 7th).
In their latest issue, the Georgia Health Sciences University’s College of Dental Medicine Today Magazine has put together an entire article around Lady A’s Dave Haywood and his family. Dave, along with his dad, Dr. Van Haywood, and the rest of his family are highlighted for their worldwide recognition of dentistry and music. Along with their wonderful bond of love and values, the article provides an up close look at the Haywoods and all they’ve accomplished as a family. This issue has just been released and can be downloaded free today. Click here to download.
Nashville, TN – Feb. 6, 2012 – GRAMMY winning trio Lady Antebellum announced today that they will take their headlining OWN THE NIGHT 2012 WORLD TOUR to Europe this summer with dates scheduled across the continent. Fans can purchase tickets beginning this Fri., Feb. 10 through LadyAntebellum.com as well as find more details on additional upcoming European dates as they are announced.
“Every time we’ve gone over to Europe, the fans there have given us such a warm welcome,” said Lady A’s Dave Haywood. “It’s an honor for us to be able to travel abroad and share our music with so many other countries…plus, we love to get out and sightsee and really experience each place we visit. Europe is going to be a blast!”
OWN THE NIGHT 2012 WORLD TOUR EUROPEAN DATES:
7/10 Dublin, Ireland Olympia Theatre
7/13 Glasgow, UK Royal Concert Hall
7/15 Manchester, UK Manchester Apollo
7/16 London, UK Hammersmith Apollo
7/18 Essen, Germany Philharmonie
7/20 Frankfurt, Germany Jahrhunderthalle
7/21 Munich, Germany Tollwood Festival
7/23 Copenhagen, Denmark Falconer Theatre
7/24 Gothenburg, Sweden Tradgardsforeningen
7/26 Seljord, Norway Countryfestivalen
7/27 Stockholm, Sweden Solliden Skansen
Lady A kicked off their OWN THE NIGHT 2012 WORLD TOUR last week with sold out and record-breaking shows in the US. The trio will break from the road this weekend for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards where they will present and are also nominated for Best Country Album. For more information and a full list of tour dates, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.
“Diamonds Make Babies” is one of the tracks on Dierks Bentley‘s new album, Home, and it was written by Jim Beavers, Chris Stapleton and Lee Thomas Miller. It’s one of six songs on Home that Bentley didn’t write, even though he says he wrote about 70 songs while making the album.
“All my friends are songwriters and musicians,” Bentley says. “It’s fun to have them included in this record, have them be part of the story and to find songs that made the album feel like it had a unique center to it.”
Dierks Bentley‘s new album, Home, is available beginning Tuesday (February 7th). The collection includes songs in a variety of styles, all of which make up who the Arizona native is as a musician. “One thing I tried to capture on it is a diversity of the music but it all falls within the confines of who I am as a country singer as far as loving the country sounds, the bluegrass sounds, loving some of the rock sounds and energy and mixing it all together on a record,” Dierks explains. “I think it’s all there so I think there’s a diversity of subject matter and sounds but in a way that it all kind of gels together pretty well and it’s a good description of who I am, musically.”
Dierks is currently sitting in the Top 10 on the country charts with the title cut of his new album, Home.
Catch the singer on the Today show this morning and tomorrow morning, performing songs from his new album.
AUDIO: Dierks Bentley talks about the diversity of songs on his new album, Home.
Dierks Bentley (diversity of songs) OC: …I am, musically. :27
I think what’s cool about this record, and one thing I tried to capture on it is a diversity of the music but it all falls within the confines of who I am as a country singer as far as loving the country sounds, the bluegrass sounds, loving some of the rock sounds and energy and mixing it all together on a record. I think it’s all there so I think there’s a diversity of subject matter and sounds but in a way that it all kind of gels together pretty well and it’s a good description of who I am, musically.