• DIERKS BENTLEY OPENED HIS BURNING MAN TOUR WITH MUSIC, CURLING AND MORE.

    Dierks Bentley opened his Burning Man Tour over the weekend with opening acts Jon PardiTenille Townes and the scorching ’90s cover band Hot Country Knights (with a ‘K’).

    During the crew’s downtime north of the border, they were able to take in some curling, outdoor ice skating and more.

     

     

     

    The trek continues in Winnipeg on Tuesday (January 22nd), Saskatoon on Wednesday (January 23rd) and Edmonton on Thursday (January 24th).

    Dierks is currently poised to climb to the top of the country charts with his latest hit, “Burning Man,” featuring Brothers Osborne.

  • DIERKS BENTLEY WENT “NUTS” OVER HEARING JON PARDI FOR THE FIRST TIME.

    Dierks Bentley is gearing up for his Burning Man Tour 2019, which kicks off Thursday (January 17th) in Hamilton, Ontario. He’s taking pal Jon Pardi along for the ride for the third time, and Dierks recalls he was “nuts” over hearing Jon perform for the first time nearly 10 years ago.

    “The first time I heard Jon I was sitting on my bus, we were playing a show out in California somewhere, kind of a random gig, and I heard this voice and I heard the band. I hear a lot of music over the course of a year on the road, and there’s just that one small thing that makes something stand out to you. I remember hearing it on my bus, through the walls of my bus, we were pretty far from the stage, and going, ‘Okay, there’s something really cool going on,’” says Dierks. “I got off the bus and went down there and watched this guy, and he was brand new. He had a steel guitar player that had a pet squirrel that lived inside his shirt. You can’t make this stuff up. I mean, it was a rogue band. It was early on, and this guy he’s out there just slaying it, slinging these words out there and playing telecaster. I was like, ‘This guy is going to be someone.’ I called my booking agent Jay Williams and said, ‘This guy’s great, man,’ and this is probably 10 years ago.”

    Newcomer Tenille Townes will also be on the road with Dierks and Jon.

    Dierks is sitting inside the Top 5 on the country charts with his current hit, “Burning Man,” featuring Brothers Osborne.

    Audio / Dierks Bentley talks about hearing Jon Pardi for the first time.

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    Dierks Bentley (meeting Jon Pardi) OC: …10 years ago. :51
    “The first time I heard Jon I was sitting on my bus, we were playing a show out in California somewhere, kind of a random gig, and I heard this voice and I heard the band. I hear a lot of music over the course of a year on the road, and there’s just that one small thing that makes something stand out to you. I remember hearing it on my bus, through the walls of my bus, we were pretty far from the stage, and going, ‘Okay, there’s something really cool going on.’ I got off the bus and went down there and watched this guy, and he was brand new. He had a steel guitar player that had a pet squirrel that lived inside his shirt. You can’t make this stuff up. I mean, it was a rogue band. It was early on, and this guy he’s out there just slaying it, slinging these words out there and playing telecaster. I was like, ‘This guy is going to be someone.’ I called my booking agent Jay Williams and said, ‘This guy’s great, man,’ and this is probably 10 years ago.”

    Audio / LINER Dierks Bentley (Burning Man Tour 2019)

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  • DIERKS BENTLEY HITS THE “ICE” WITH HIS NEW BURNING MAN TOUR MATES.

    Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley will launch the winter leg of his 2019 BURNING MAN TOUR next week in Canada. Ahead of the run, he and tourmates Jon Pardi and Tenille Townes converged at the rink for some ice capades-inspired choreography to prepare. Olympic medalist and Good Morning America correspondent Adam Rippon offered his thoughts via Twitter, commenting “I am obsessed with skating’s newest star: @DierksBentley. You are such a beauty my friend.”

     

     

    Nearly 25 cities across the US and Canada will have a chance to catch the first leg of the tour through March, named after Bentley’s “most affecting song” (Rolling Stone) and current Top 5 hit single “Burning Man.” Tickets are available now at dierks.com.

    2019 BURNING MAN TOUR Dates:
    1/17/19    Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre
    1/18//19   Ottawa, ON – Richcraft Live at the Canadian Tire Centre
    1/19/19    Oshawa, ON – Tribute Communities Centre
    1/22/19    Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
    1/23/19    Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre
    1/24/19    Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
    1/26/19    Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
    1/28/19    Kelowna, BC – Prospera Place
    1/29/19    Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
    1/31/19    Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
    2/1/19      Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
    2/2/19      Eugene, OR – Matthew Knight Arena
    2/14/19    Ontario, CA – Citizens Business Bank Arena
    2/15/19    Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
    2/16/19    Reno, NV – Reno Events Center
    2/21/19    Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
    2/22/19    Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
    2/23/19    Columbia, MO – Mizzou Arena
    2/28/19    Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
    3/01/19    Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
    3/02/19    Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center Omaha
    3/07/19    Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center
    3/08/19    Duluth, MN – AMSOIL Arena
    3/09/19    Grand Forks, ND – Alerus Center
    3/28/19    Toledo, OH – Huntington Center
    3/29/19    Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
    3/30/19    Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena

    Pegged as “one of Country music’s most enviable brands, equal parts affability and authenticity” (Forbes), Bentley continues to be a dominant voice for the genre with over 8.6 billion overall digital streams.  Reaching a new creative high while “making music designed to challenge” (New York Times), Bentley co-wrote 10 of his current album THE MOUNTAIN’s (Capitol Records Nashville) 13 tracks, which earned him the highest debut sales  of his career and became his seventh chart-topping album. Critics continue to applaud “one of the most joyful, brazen, and cohesive collections of his career” (Entertainment Weekly) as it was featured as one of “2018 Best Albums” by EsquireUSA TodayRolling Stone, The Tennessean, and more as it was also of the only Country albums on Billboard’s all-genre year end list. THE MOUNTAIN garnered multiple nominations including “Album of the Year” nods from the ACM and CMAs has been streamed more than 245 million times. Bentley has amassed 17 career No. Ones, billions of digital streams, countless nominations from the  ACMs, Billboard Music Awards and more while earning 13  GRAMMY  nominations – including at least one stemming from each of his last six albums. Bentley will make notable stops throughout the country on his 2019 BURNING MAN TOUR with special guests Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes and the Hot Country Knights, including his return to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena after making a sold-out headlining debut in 2016. For more information, visit www.dierks.com.

  • DIERKS BENTLEY IS READY TO “PARDI” ON HIS NEW BURNING MAN TOUR.

    Dierks Bentley is gearing up for his Burning Man Tour 2019, which kicks off next week (January 17th) in Hamilton, Ontario. He’s taking pal Jon Pardi along for the ride for the third time, and Dierks couldn’t be happier to have him out with him on tour.

    “Every time I have Jon Pardi on the road, I want him to come back out again. He came out with us, me, Cole Swindell and it was Jon, that was a couple of years ago, and I thought, ‘Man, it’ll be great to get Jon one more time in the direct support position; that middle slot,’” says Dierks. “About April of last year, I started looking, I called Jon up and said, ‘Hey! I’d love to make this happen. Let’s see if we can make it happen.’ I think this’ll be the last time he’ll open up for anybody, because he’s ready to do his thing full-time. But so glad I have him back out for one more ride. We have so much fun together. I love his show. Going on after Jon is so ideal because he’s just so great at getting the crowd fired up. Everyone’s having a good time. He’s so charismatic, great songs, obviously great singer, and he’s just a great hang backstage. [He’s] one of my best friends in the business.

    Newcomer Tenille Townes  and the incredible ’90s country cover band, Hot Country Nights, will also be on the road with Dierks and Jon.

    Dierks is closing in on the top of the country charts with his current hit, “Burning Man,” featuring Brothers Osborne.

    Audio / Dierks Bentley says he wanted to take Jon Pardi on the road for the third time.

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    Dierks Bentley (taking Pardi out for the third time) OC: …his own thing. :58
    “Every time I have Jon Pardi on the road, I want him to come back out again. He came out with us, me, Cole Swindell and it was Jon, that was a couple of years ago, and I thought, ‘Man, it’ll be great to get Jon one more time in the direct support position; that middle slot.’ And so, I [went] out last year with Brothers Osborne and about April of last year, I started looking, I called Jon up and said, ‘Hey! I’d love to make this happen. Let’s see if we can make it happen.’ I think this’ll be the last time he’ll open up for anybody because he’s ready to do his thing full-time. But so glad I have him back out for one more ride. We have so much fun together. I love his show. Going on after Jon is so ideal because he’s just so great at getting the crowd fired up. Everyone’s having a good time. He’s so charismatic, great songs, obviously great singer, and he’s just a great hang backstage. [He’s] one of my best friends in the business. So, it’s really fun to have this last rodeo ride with Jon before he heads out and does his own thing.”

    Audio / LINER Dierks Bentley (Burning Man Tour 2019)

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  • KEITH, CARRIE DIERKS, DARIUS AND LITTLE BIG TOWN WILL CHANNEL THE KING DURING A NEW TELEVISION SPECIAL HONORING THE MUSIC OF ELVIS PRESLEY.

    Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Darius Rucker and Little Big Town will take part in NBC’s Elvis All-Star Tribute airing February 17th at 9pm ET on NBC. The two-hour program, hosted by Blake Shelton, will tribute to Elvis Presley’s “’68 Comeback Special,” recreating the iconic night with musical performances, a showcase of rare footage and interviews with Priscilla Presley and Steve Binder, the director of the original special, plus a special appearance from Lisa Marie Presley.

    The special will also include performances by Post Malone, Jennifer Lopez, Kelsea Ballerini, John Legend, Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes and many others. In addition to performing “Burning Love,” Keith also teams up with Post Malone for “Baby, What You Want Me to Do.”  Dierks performs “Little Sister,” while Little Big Town turns in “Are You Lonesome Tonight” and Darius sings “One Night.” Check out the full list of musical performances below.

     

     

     

     

    • “Trouble”/”Guitar Man” – Blake Shelton
    • “Hound Dog” – Shawn Mendes
    • “Burning Love” – Keith Urban
    • “Baby, What You Want Me to Do” – Keith Urban & Post Malone
    • “Jailhouse Rock” – John Fogerty
    • “Can’t Help Falling in Love” – Ed Sheeran
    • “Always on My Mind” – Kelsea Ballerini
    • “Heartbreak Hotel” – Jennifer Lopez
    • “One Night” – Darius Rucker
    • “Suspicious Minds” – Blake Shelton
    • “Love Me Tender” – Alessia Cara
    • “Memories” – Mac Davis
    • “A Little Less Conversation” – John Legend
    • “Are You Lonesome Tonight” – Little Big Town
    • “Blue Suede Shoes” – Adam Lambert
    • “Love Me” – Pistol Annies
    • Hits Medley (“That’s All Right,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Blue Suede Shoes”) – Mac Davis, Post Malone, Little Big Town, Darius Rucker & Blake Shelton
    • Gospel Medley (“How Great Thou Art,” “He Touched Me,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone” – Carrie Underwood & Yolanda Adams
    • “Little Sister” – Dierks Bentley
    • “It’s Now or Never” – Josh Groban
    • “If I Can Dream” – Elvis Presley, Carrie Underwood, Shawn Mendes, Post Malone, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton

    For more information, click here.

     

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Dierks, Jon, Travis, Kacey

    Dierks Bentley and Jon Pardi are among the country artists celebrating the late Troy Gentry (Montgomery Gentry) at the Grand Ole Opry House on Wednesday night (January 9th). The event, C’Ya on the Flipside, will also feature performances from Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts, Dustin Lynch, Justin Moore, Tracy Lawrence, Lee Brice, Craig Morgan, Darryl Worley, Chris Janson, Ray Scott and many others, including Troy’s bandmate Eddie Montgomery. The sold-out show will benefit the Troy Gentry Foundation, as well as the Opry Trust Fund, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and a handful of other charities. Troy was killed in a helicopter crash in 2017.

    Travis Denning performs at Ole Red in downtown Nashville on Tuesday (January 8th) as part of the Opry Next Stage Launch Concert. Tenille Townes, Riley Green and Teagan Marie will also perform.

    Kacey Musgraves is set to play this year’s Bonnaroo Festival on Saturday, June 15th. The four-day event kicks off Thursday, June 13th and runs through Sunday, June 16th in Manchester, Tennessee. Some of the other acts performing over the weekend include Maren Morris, Kacey’s husband, singer-songwriter Ruston Kelly, Post Malone, Childish Gambino, Hozier, The Lumineers and Cardi B, among others. Tickets go on sale Thursday (January 10th).

  • NEW YEAR’S EVE 2018

    What are some of your favorite stars doing to welcome in the New Year? A few of them are working to help fans celebrate. Several artists have taken the time off around the holidays and will hit it hard when they return to the road in January. Some artists have resolutions, and some are very helpful with their own hangover cures for those who imbibe too much on New Year’s Eve.

    Keith Urban is set to headline Music City on New Year’s Eve for the third consecutive year. He’ll perform at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park as part of the Jack Daniels Music City Midnight bash. Peter Frampton, Judah & the Lion, Caitlyn Smith, Devon Gilfillian and the Fisk Jubliee Singers are also on the bill. Keith will be featured on “NBC’s New Year’s Eve,” which will be hosted by Carson Daly and Chrissy Teigen. The special will air Monday, December 31st from 10-11pm ET/PT and return 11:30pm – 12:30am ET/PT.

    Lauren Alaina will perform during the West Coast celebration of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2019.” She joins Kane Brown, Bazzi, Kelsea Ballerini, Camila Cabello, Ciara, Halsey, Shawn Mendes, Weezer, The Chainsmokers, Foster the People, Dua Lipa, Ella Mai and Charlie Puth, as well as a performance by Macklemore with Skylar Grey. Airing just after midnight, Post Malone will perform from a stop on his current tour in Brooklyn, New York. The televised celebration takes place Monday, December 31st beginning at 8pm ET on ABC.

    Dierks Bentley will perform on the FOX Network’s New Year’s Eve with Steve Harvey. The special begins at 8pm ET/7pm CT.


    Audio / Brothers Osborne talk about how people spend the last moments of the year, and the first moments of the new year.

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    Brothers Osborne (New Year) OC: (TJ) …next month. :44
    JOHN: “I think it’s kind of funny how we spend literally the last moment and the very first moment of every year being extremely intoxicated, extremely, because you don’t want to wait until like 12:30 to get your buzz on. You’ve got to do it before midnight, and then once midnight happens, you’re like, ‘Omigod! Now it’s time to celebrate even more.’ Debauchery is the literally bookending your entire year.” TJ: “I love how everyone starts the year off with diets and then we end the year with like excessive amounts of food. And then you get to the end of the year, you’re like, ‘Oh, I’m going to start a diet on the 1st, so I’m going to eat everything that’s in front of me.’ I love it.” JOHN: “And come February 1st, ‘what diet?’” [laughs] TJ: “What diet? I’ll start it next month.” [laughs]

    Audio / John Osborne of Brothers Osborne says a little hair of the dog is definitely the cure for a hangover.

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    Brothers Osborne (hangover cure) OC: …of the year. :07
    “Usually drinking more. I mean, a little hair of the dog never hurt anybody. Plus, it’s the first of the year.”

    Audio / Clare Dunn suggests a good hangover cure.

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    Clare Dunn (hangover cure) OC: …hangover cure. :10
    “Greasy food is always kind of a, you can let it go for one day before you start all your resolutions [laughs] after that. So, that’s probably my best hangover cure.”

    Audio / Dierks Bentley says there’s not really a cure for a hangover.

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    Dierks (NYE) OC: …for that. :10
    “I think January first is universally accepted as a dog. So I mean, a little hair of the dog, I guess. But just…water and stay on the couch, I guess. There’s no real sure-fire cure for that.”

    Audio / Dierks Bentley says you don't want to have a hangover around children.

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    Dierks Bentley (New Year’s) OC: …in stride. 1:11
    “New Year’s is rough. New Year’s hurts no matter what’s going o n. I’ve played a lot of New Year’s shows, you know, but I’ve honestly found that it’s not my favorite night to throw down. Look, for a living, that’s what I do. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, I host a big party; not only on stage, but I’ve got friends backstage. It starts before the concert sometimes, [and] it goes long after the concert, so a lot of times on New Year’s, I’m looking for a really mellow hang – a good party, good friends, pretty chill. Some of my best New Year’s – it doesn’t make for great radio – but some of my best New Year’s have been just like actually hearing fireworks go off while I’m in bed, [laughs] and know I’m gonna wake up the next morning for the first day of the New Year feeling great, feeling recharged and I’m ready to go ad go into the New Year feeling good as opposed to going into it with a giant Jagerbomb hangover, which I’ve done many, many times. So, the goal this year is to go into it feeling pretty good and the kids help with that, because you really just don’t want to be hungover with children. It’s not a good feeling. You would probably admit to any crime to get them, just feel better, and get them leave you alone. So, [I’m] gonna try to hit New Year’s this year in stride.”

    Audio / Eric Church has a couple of hangover cures for those times (especially on New Year’s Eve) when you might imbibe a little too much.

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    Eric Church (hangover cure) OC: …every time. :17
    “The best hangover cure – I’ve got two. One is 5-hour Energy [bottles], because of all the B-vitamins that are in it. You can start pounding those, and it’s either gonna work, or it’s gonna keep you up and prolong your misery. But the other one I have is just take two Advil and a beer in the morning. Hair of the dog, man – that works every time.”

    Audio / Jon Pardi gives his own hangover cure.

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    Jon Pardi (hangover cure) OC: …deal with it. :20
    “My hangover cure is Bloody Marys, but be careful – because once you have a couple, don’t go to beer, because if you go to beer, you’re gonna start drinking again and you’ll end up a morning drunk. OR if you want to go the non-alcoholic route, there’s nothing you can do for hangovers. [laughs] You just go deal with it.”

    Audio / Kacey Musgraves has her own hangover cure.

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    Kacey Musgraves (hangover cure) OC: …water. Yup! :32
    “Coconut water is a major help with hangovers and also, a lot of times we go and eat Vietnamese fuh. It’s a soup, and it’s got this awesome broth. You can get different things in it or whatever, but for some reason, it’s just like…it’s almost like a chicken noodle soup kind of an idea, you know, but it’s good. That’s good for hangovers too. That, sleep, Tylenol, coconut water and just water, in general. And when you’re drinking, have your alcohol, drink a little bit of water, drink some more alcohol, drink some water. Yup!”

    Audio / Kip Moore gives advice on how to avoid a hangover on New Year’s Eve.

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    Kip Moore (avoiding hangovers on NYE) OC: …yourself. :03
    “Pace yourself on New Year’s – that’s the remedy. Pace yourself.”

    Audio / Luke Bryan’s favorite New Year’s Eve has to be when he and his now wife Caroline reunited.

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    Luke Bryan (New Years-best) OC: …great night. :17
    “My best New Year’s Eve is definitely when my wife and I started back dating. We started back dating right before Christmas, and we went on a trip down to Florida and met some friends. And her birthday is New Year’s Eve. We celebrated it that night. It was just a great night.”

    Audio / Travis Denning recalls his favorite New Year’s Eve party.

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    Travis Denning (favorite New Year’s Eve party) OC: …it was good. :41
    “I think my favorite New Year’s Eve party ever was when my sister got married, and my sister’s party got done at 10:30, 10:45 and she got married right behind a little club that I played a lot in Macon, Georgia called the Crazy Bull and love the owner. We’re boys, you know? So, we just literally walked right over and burned the house down. That was one of my favorite New Year’s Eve memories, ‘cause I got to see my sister and brother-in-law get married and that was such a great, great time, and then me and my older cousin and best friend, we ended up at Waffle House that night, so it was good.”

    Audio / Travis Denning talks about getting dressed up for New Year’s Eve.

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    Travis Denning (wants to get dressed up for New Year’s Eve) OC: …good for it. :13
    “No matter what I do for New Year’s Eve, I want to get dressed up. I want to wear a suit. I want to get real snazzied up, and I don’t care if I’m just going to a bar. Like, it’s New Year’s Eve, let’s look good for it.”

    Audio / Travis Denning talks about his hangover cures.

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    Travis Denning (hangover cure) OC: …me better. :17
    “You know, I think my hangover cure is just sitting on my butt, [laughs] not doing anything. Drink some water, a cup of coffee, but usually anything greasy or just some big ole Mexican food that’ll get me at least to a nap, which will get me better.”

  • NEW YEAR’S LINERS 2018

    Audio / LINER Adam Hambrick (New Year) 1

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    “Hey Everybody! I’m Adam Hambrick, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Adam Hambrick (New Year) 2

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    “Hey Everybody! I’m Adam Hambrick. Happy New Year.”

     

    Audio / LINER Brandon Lay (New Year)

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    “What’s up everybody? This is Brandon Lay, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Brothers Osborne (New Year)

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    “Hey! This is TJ, and I’m John, and we are Brothers Osborne. Happy New Year.”

     

    Audio / LINER Carrie Underwood (New Year)

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    “Hi! I’m Carrie Underwood, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Clare Dunn (Happy New Year)

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    “Hey! I’m Clare Dunn, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

     

    Audio / LINER Darius Rucker (Happy New Year)

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    “Hey y’all! What’s up? This is Darius Rucker, wishing you a Happy New Year!

    Audio / LINER Dierks Bentley (Happy New Year)

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    “Hey, it’s Dierks Bentley. Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (10 COUNTDOWN)

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    “10-9-8-7—6-54321, Happy New Year, y’all. It’s Eric Church, and it’s time to put a drink in MY hand!”

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (Happy New Year)

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    “Hey! It’s Eric Church, hoping you have a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (Hand your keys to a friend)

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    “Hey! Eric Church here…This New Year’s Eve, if you put a drink in your hand…hand your keys to a friend. Trust me guys, don’t drink and drive.”

    Audio / LINER Gary Allan (New Year)

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    “Hey everybody! I’m Gary Allan. Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Jon Langston (New Year) 1

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    “Hey y’all! I’m Jon Langston, wishing you a very Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Langston (New Year) 2

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    “Hey y’all, I’m Jon Langston. Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (New Year)

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    “Hi! I’m Jon Pardi, wishing you a Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Jordan Davis (New Year)

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    “Hey! I’m Jordan Davis, wishing you a Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Josh Turner (New Year)

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    “Hey! I’m Josh Turner. Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Kacey Musgraves (New Year)

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    “Hey! It’s Kacey Musgraves, hoping you have a safe and Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Kassi Ashton

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    “Hey! It’s Kassi Ashton. I’d love to wish everyone a safe and happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Keith Urban (New Year)

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    “Hey everyone! This is Keith Urban. Have a safe and happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Kip Moore (New Year)

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    “It’s Kip Moore, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Lauren Alaina (New Year)

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    “This is Lauren Alaina, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER LBT (New Year)

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    “Hey! We’re Little Big Town. Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (New Year)

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    “Hey! This is Luke Bryan, hoping you have a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Maddie & Tae (New Year)

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    “Hi! We’re Maddie & Tae, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Mickey Guyton (New Year)

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    “Hey! This is Mickey Guyton, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Sam Hunt (Happy New Year)

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    “Hey everybody! I’m Sam Hunt. Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Shania Twain (Happy New Year)

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    “Hi! This is Shania Twain. Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Travis Denning (New Year)

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    “Hey y’all, this is Travis Denning, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

  • DIERKS BENTLEY WRAPS 2018 ATOP BEST OF LISTS; PERFORMS ON NBC’S “THE VOICE” FINALE ON TUESDAY.

    Dierks Bentley will end 2018 on a high note with a performance of his Top 10 and climbing single “Burning Man” during the finale of The Voice (12/18 at 7:00P CT on NBC). “The hard-charging track” (Newsday) is the second release form his No. One selling ninth studio album THE MOUNTAIN, which earned Bentley the highest first week sales of his career and follows his 17th career chart topper and “most affecting song” (Rolling Stone), “Woman, Amen.”

    As Bentley co-wrote 10 of the album’s 13 tracks that are unified by themes of presence and positivity, critics continue to applaud “one of the most joyful, brazen, and cohesive collections of his career” (Entertainment Weekly). His “music that’s designed to challenge” (New York Times) has been featured as one of “2018 Best Albums” by EsquireUSA TodayRolling Stone, The Tennessean, Sounds Like Nashville and is one of the only Country albums on Billboard’s all-genre year end list. Additionally, the “downright euphoric” collaboration with Brandi Carlile, “Travelin’ Light,” landed on Esquire’s list for “Best Country Songs of 2018.” Just a few short months since its release, THE MOUNTAIN garnered multiple nominations including “Album of the Year” nods from the ACM and CMAs has been streamed more than 245 million times.

    “Credit goes to Bentley’s heady mix of earnestness and confidence, both of which are on display all across the 2018 set. While most of his industry peers are still dropping lines about hot young things in cutoff shorts, Bentley digs into the importance of family, the transformative powers of love and monogamy and the hard-won perspective found in his forties. Amen is right.”  Esquire

    “Bentley releases the most thoughtful, complete collections in Country music, and THE MOUNTAIN is among his best….a spacious, uncluttered showcase of Bentley’s heart and creativity that reflects the natural beauty of the Colorado mountains where it was written and recorded.”  USA Today

    “There’s the rock & roll Bentley…the banjo and fiddle-loving Bentley…and the sultry piano-ballad Bentley. But the magic in THE MOUNTAIN is how it blends all of these elements, with each musical moment nodding to the next. Bentley no longer seems concerned with getting to the top. Rather, he’s perfecting the path of his ascension.”  Rolling Stone

    “Whether it’s delving into bluegrass, as he did on 2010’s UP ON THE RIDGE, or contemplating the complexities of life with 2018’s THE MOUNTAIN, Bentley is stealthily one of Country Music’s most adventurous artists.” – Billboard

    Outside of his 40-city tour trek, Bentley brought his love of the west to life by teaming up with Live Nation for the inaugural SEVEN PEAKS FESTIVAL in Buena Vista, CO over Labor Day weekend. The three-day festival included multiple stages and a campground set in front of the awe-inspiring collegiate peaks mountain range, creating one of the freshest and most eclectic Country music festivals. Bentley performed several times over the weekend, along with artists such as Miranda Lambert, Elle King, and the Del McCoury Band.

    “Nothing and no one can get in his way” (Elle Magazine) as Bentley created professional endeavors outside of the music industry after he partnered with Flag & Anthem to create an exclusive new lifestyle collection, Desert Son. With its name inspired by some of the more autobiographical lyrics off THE MOUNTAIN, the offering will features vintage-washed tees, raglans, hoodies and hats along with a handful of women’s tees. Bentley also expanded his “Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row” franchise this year with Riot Hospitality Group as its fourth location opened on Nashville’s Lower Broadway, the street Bentley called his second home when he first moved to Nashville to pursue music.

    Pegged as “one of Country music’s most enviable brands, equal parts affability and authenticity” (Forbes), Bentley continues to be a dominant voice for the genre with over 8.6 billion overall digital streams. He continues the momentum next year with the launch of his 2019 BURNING MAN TOUR, which kicks of Jan. 17 in Hamilton, ON, CAN, featuring special guests Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes and the Hot Country Knights.

  • “A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS” RADIO SPECIAL, HOSTED BY LAUREN ALAINA.

    UMG Nashville is pleased to bring you a unique holiday special to help you program your stations. The three-hour program is spot-free (includes 10-14 minutes of local avails per hour; non-exclusive).

    Click here to download the special.

    A Country Christmas is a three-hour, multi-artist special hosted by Lauren Alaina, and features classic holiday tunes, as well as Christmas thoughts, memories and more from many of your favorite country artists, including Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Alan Jackson and George Strait, among many others. We’ll also give you some bonus content and liners, as well.

    CLEARANCE WINDOW:

    Friday, December 14th – Sunday, December 25th