• DIERKS BENTLEY AND LIVE NATION’S SEVEN PEAKS MUSIC FESTIVAL WILL RETURN TO BUENA VISTA, CO LABOR DAY WEEKEND.

    Dierks Bentley and the world’s leading live entertainment company Live Nation announced that Seven Peaks Music Festival will officially return for a second year on Aug 30 – Sept 1 over Labor Day Weekend. Set against the heart-stopping mountain views of Buena Vista, CO, fans traveled from 49 states and as far as Australia for the inaugural event in 2018.

     

    By signing up to the festival’s official newsletter at SevenPeaksFestival.com, fans can gain access to a special Pre-Sale code to purchase passes before they go on sale to the general public. Additionally, Alumni fans, that bought passes for the inaugural year, will have the first chance at passes with the Alumni Pre-Sale. More information on the upcoming event including lineup and ticket details will be revealed in the coming weeks.

    To be considered for on site media credentials please reach out to press@sevenpeaksfestival.com.

    Follow further Seven Peaks Festival updates on Facebook: Seven Peaks Festival, Twitter: @sevenpeaksfest and Instagram: @sevenpeaksfest.

    About Dierks Bentley:
    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 Esquire, USA Today, Rolling 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 and has been streamed more than 245 million times. Bentley has amassed 18 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 next week after making a sold-out headlining debut in 2016. For more information, visit www.dierks.com.

    About Seven Peaks Music Festival:
    Seven Peaks Music Festival is the latest addition to Live Nation’s family of country festivals spread across the country including Watershed in George, WA; Faster Horses in Brooklyn, MI; Country LakeShake in Chicago, IL and Tortuga Music Festival in Ft. Lauderdale. FL. Launched in 2018, the three-day, two-stage camping experience festival offers an eclectic and comradery-filled lineup with fans enjoying the unexpected with late-night jams and surprise guests, as well as activity-filled excursions during the day. PEOPLE heralded the festival’s “authenticity in every component” with Rolling Stone praising the “community-first, play-every-set take on a country festival.” The natural beauty of the site’s sprawling grounds provides the perfect homegrown vibe for a Labor Day weekend camp out under the stars, where festival-goers will have multiple camping options from tents to full-sized RV accommodations. For more information visit sevenpeaksfestival.com.

    Audio / Dierks Bentley says his Seven Peaks Festival is really special for a variety of reasons.

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    Dierks Bentley (Seven Peaks 2nd year) 1 OC: …people. :45
    “This festival is, the word special gets overused, but it is really special. One of the ways you can tell a festival is really good is when the artists want to come back and play it again. Last year, Miranda Lambert, she was supposed to fly off, but she actually stayed an extra day because she was having so much fun being there and everyone who was there last year wanted to come out again. You’re talking about year two. I can’t announce who’s coming, but the festival is early on, so I can’t pay some of these huge prices that some of these guys get, but I have some friends coming out [this year] that are actually doing it for a reduced rate because they just want to be there. They’re like, ‘Man! I’ll do whatever it takes. I just want to be there. It sounds like a vacation. It sounds so fun.’ So, that’s a big tell. The fact that we had fans from 49 states says a lot. This year is gonna be crazy attendance-wise, because I know every person is going to tell at least one or two people to come with ’em.”

  • DIERKS BENTLEY’S BURNING MAN TOUR ROLLS THROUGH SUMMER.

    After hosting sold-out crowds across Canada during the launch of his 2019 BURNING MAN TOUR, multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley is extending the full-throttle run into the summer with 31 additional dates. “The show that delivers” (Country Aircheck) will continue with special guests Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes and the Hot Country Knights, and its final weekend will include Caylee Hammack. Fans can purchase tickets now for select cities as part of Live Nation’s Country Megaticket at www.Megaticket.com or beginning Friday, February 15th in select cities. Additional dates will continue to rollout over the coming weeks.

    “The Burning Man Tour is off to a killer start…I’ve loved standing side stage to watch Pardi and Tennille and to feel the energy bottled up in these arenas before we go on,” said Bentley. “We are making the most of every minute out there – on stage and off – and I’m excited to announce we are going to roll it through the summer.”

    Bentley “is stealthily one of Country music’s most adventurous artists” (Billboard) and his live show has long been applauded by critics as “he presents himself and his work with such genuine enthusiasm” (Winnipeg Free Press). The 2019 BURNING MAN TOUR will run through September and kicks it up a notch this weekend with its first run of shows in the U.S. (Ontario, CA, 2/14, Fresno, CA, 2/15, and Reno, NC 2/16). He will continue to make notable stops throughout the country including his return to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena next week after making a sold-out headlining debut in 2016.

    Upcoming 2019 BURNING MAN TOUR Dates:
    2/14/19  Ontario, CA
    2/15/19  Fresno, CA
    2/16/19  Reno, NV
    2/21/19  Lexington, KY
    2/22/19  Nashville, TN
    2/23/19  Columbia, MO
    2/28/19  Sioux Fall, SD
    3/01/19  Wichita, KS
    3/02/19  Omaha, NE
    3/07/19  Moline, IL
    3/08/19  Duluth, MN
    3/09/19  Grand Forks, ND
    3/28/19  Toledo, OH
    3/29/19  Columbus, OH
    3/30/19  Grand Rapids, MI
    5/30/19  Cincinnati, OH
    5/31/19  Indianapolis, IN
    6/01/19  St. Louis, MO
    6/13/19  Brandon, MS
    6/14/19  Alpharetta, GA
    6/15/19  Orange Beach, AL
    6/29/19  Clarkston, MI
    6/30/19  Syracuse, NY
    7/18/19  Jacksonville, FL
    7/25/19  Cleveland, OH
    7/11/19  Raleigh, NC
    7/12/19  Virginia Beach, VA
    7/13/19  Bristow, VA
    7/19/19  West Palm Beach, FL
    7/20/19  Tampa, FL
    7/26/19  Holmdel, NJ
    7/27/19  Burgettstown, PA
    8/01/19  Darien Center, NY
    8/02/19  Wantagh, NY
    8/03/19  Scranton, PA
    8/08/19  Charlotte, NC
    8/09/19  Tuscaloosa, AL
    8/10/19  Dallas, TX
    8/15/19  Hartford, CT
    8/16/19  Boston, MA
    8/17/19  Philadelphia, PA
    8/22/19  Kansas City, MO
    8/23/19  Chicago, IL
    9/06/19  Irvine, CA*
    9/07/19  Mountain View, CA*
    9/08/19  Sacramento, CA**

    *with Jon Pardi, Caylee Hammack and the Hot Country Knights
    **with Caylee Hammack and the Hot Country Knights

    Bentley “has built a reputation as an authentic artist who often takes fearless stylistic detours with his music” (Music Row) and continues to be a dominant voice for the genre with over 8.6 billion overall digital streams. Reaching a new creative high as a co-writer on 10 of 13 tracks off THE MOUNTAIN (Capitol Records Nashville), Bentley earned the highest debut sales of his career as the record now boasts over 245 million streams. Critics continue to applaud his seventh chart-topping album as it was featured as one of “2018 Best Albums” by Esquire, USA Today, Rolling Stone, The Tennessean and more, while it was one of the only Country albums on Billboard’s all-genre year end list. Bentley has amassed countless nominations from the  ACMs, CMAs, Billboard Music Awards and more, while earning 13 GRAMMY nominations. For more information, visit www.dierks.com.

  • VALENTINE’S DAY: AJ, Billy, Carrie, Dierks, Eric, Jordan, Josh, Keith, Little Big Town, Luke

    Each year on February 14th, many people exchange cards, candy, gifts or flowers with their special someone. The day of romance we call Valentine’s Day is named for a Christian martyr and dates back to the 5th century.

    Over 150 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine’s Day the second-most popular greeting-card-giving occasion; 2.2 million marriages take place in the United States annually, which breaks down to more than 6,000 a day.

    Thursday is Valentine’s Day (February 14th), and we’ve got some thoughts and feelings and more about love, romance and marriage from several of your favorite country artists. A few are new and some have become our favorites over the years. Which country stars are romantic? Which ones aren’t? Which ones have a good reason to celebrate the holiday that’s all about love?

     

    Audio / Alan Jackson talks about his love for wife, Denise, over the years.

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    AJ (Valentine’s Day) OC: …continue to. :24

    “We got a lot of history together now, and we’re happier than we’ve ever been. So, she’s still beautiful, and she’s always inspired songs. I mean, one of my early hits was a song called ‘I’d Love You All Over Again,’ I wrote for her for our 10th anniversary. I mean, there’s been a zillion songs that have pieces of our good days and bad days inspired, and they continue to.”

    Audio / Billy Currington recalls his first real Valentine’s Day.

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    Billy Currington (Valentine’s Day memory) OC: …took off running. :21
    “Yeah, I remember my first girlfriend. I was in first or second grade, but anyway, I remember it was Valentine’s Day and your mom going, ‘You’ve got to give your girlfriend something, and you’ve got to go give it to her.’ I’ll never forget — we got her a box of chocolates or whatever it was. I remember going down to her classroom and knocking on the door, getting her to come to the door. I remember handing it to her, and then I took off running.”

    Audio / Carrie Underwood is all about the chocolate most couples give each other on Valentine’s Day.

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    Carrie Underwood (Valentine’s Day-chocolate) OC: …white chocolate. :14
    “Chocolate’s every woman’s friend – in their time of need or in their time of happiness or in their time of sadness or madness, chocolate is my friend. Anything with caramel in it, ooooooooh. White chocolate’s good too. You can’t beat some good white chocolate.”

    Audio / Dierks Bentley explains the realities of Valentine’s Day.

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    Dierks Bentley (Valentine’s Day realities) OC: …that’s awesome. :53
    “I’m gonna be the voice of truth and honesty for Valentine’s Day for a lot of the guys out there listening and for some of the girls listening, as well too. You may like this; you may not, but Valentine’s Day is a really difficult day for guys. When you’re single, it’s stressful for like a month leading up to it, and inevitably, you do something wrong. You don’t get the wrong thing or you say too much, and she’s wanting to get engaged faster than you want to get engaged. I don’t know. It’s just a very stressful holiday. I’m at a time in my life where I got a five-year-old, a three-year-old and a zero-year-old, and we’re just really trying to survive on a day-to-day basis. I mean, we get about four hours of sleep, and we’re literally in survival mode. So, I think there should be a hall pass for guys in that phase of their life. It doesn’t take much at this stage for us to get excited. A dinner alone is heaven. I mean, if we can just have a dinner and a glass of wine, that’s awesome.”

    Audio / DIERKS BENTLEY SAYS THE MOST INTERESTING GIFT HE AND HIS WIFE CASSIDY HAVE GIVEN EACH OTHER WERE MIXTAPES OF SONGS.

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    Dierks Bentley (Valentine’s Day-most interesting gift he’s given his wife) OC: …formulate yourself. 1:19
    “When ‘What Was I Thinkin’’ was released in 2003, I didn’t know what my life would look like, and all of a sudden, I found myself out on the road full-time, just gone. So, the place where I was staying, I had some friends pack it up and move it into a storage facility. This year, I got that whole thing dumped back out into my house. I’m going through just years of old stuff, and in there I found some letters that she and I had written back and forth when we were dating. I was working at The Nashville Network and she was working out in San Francisco and found some letters I had written her and I’d gotten back and some stuff she’d sent me, including a CD of songs she’d been listening to, back when you made CD mixes and there’s like these three hearts on that CD. I just found that it was so meaningful for me those gifts you give each other before any money, before anything else was going on, just music, giving of mixtapes was so cool. She reminded me of a mixtape I sent her. I’d sent it to her via FedEx, because it was so important she get this as quickly as possible. This was sadly before, I guess we had internet back then, but you really couldn’t send songs over the internet. I think the most interesting thing I’ve given her and she’s given me was just mixtapes, because there’s nothing like music to put into words and the thoughts you have in your head that you can’t formulate yourself.”

    Audio / Eric Church says his wife, Katherine, loves him in spite of everything. “Like Jesus Does.”

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    Eric Church (Valentine’s) OC: …love song is. :18

    “True love to me is when you love a person in spite of all their fallibilities, and for me, I have a lot of ‘em. I’m definitely at times hard to love, and that’s what’s great about Katherine and the way she loves me. She loves me in spite of those things and really for those things.

    Audio / Jordan Davis talks about a couple of his favorite love songs.

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    Jordan Davis (love song) OC: …well done! :25
    “I guess Valentine’s Day gets you to thinking about love songs. You know, me and my wife’s first dance was ‘I’m Gonna Lose You’ [by] John Legend and Meghan Trainor. I think that’s just an amazing love song. I think also a love song that I heard the other day? ‘Strawberry Wine’ from Deana Carter? Great love song. I listened to that a lot. Ooooh Deana Carter. Well done.”

    Audio / Josh Turner says his wife would call him a romantic, but now that they have four children, it takes a bit of work to make time for each other.

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    Josh Turner (Romantic) OC: …long time to come. :26
    “If you ask my wife Jennifer if I was a romantic, she would definitely say, ‘Yes,’ but she knows that sometimes my hectic schedule and our busy lifestyles can kind of interfere with the romantic side of things. But we do try to make efforts towards being together and having adult conversations and taking time away from the children and doing things that husbands and wives do, so we’ll definitely try to continue that for a long time to come.”

    Audio / Keith Urban talks about the support he and his wife, Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman, give each other, which is especially important when two creative artists are married to each other.

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    Keith Urban (Nicole support) OC: …very important. :17
    “I feel very blessed that I have the support of my family like I do. It’s a beautiful thing having two artists because we understand the passion and the responsibility of what we get to do. It’s very important.”

    Audio / Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman says falling in love with her husband, Stephen Schlapman, came as a big surprise.

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    Little Big Town (Kimberly falling in love) OC: …healed me. 1:20
    Kimberly: “Well, I wasn’t planning on falling in love, at all. I didn’t want to…I wasn’t sure that I ever would.  So, my husband now and I were just really good friends, and after my late husband died all my friends were calling me, all the time. Just checking up on me. He was just an old friends. We had known each other for about six years and he started calling me just like everybody else did.  But, he started calling me more than everybody else did [laughs]. We had both been through similar losses, he hadn’t lost a mate but he had lost a close friend, so we kind of bonded over that. I grieved, kind of, at him a lot. He took my grief, I had a lot of grief left, and he just took it and listened and accepted it and was so understanding and let me talk about my late husband all the time. We still talk about him a lot, and he’s totally fine with it. He says that, that made me who he fell in love with and he never minds if I bring anything from the past up which is just really sweet. I was shocked, I remember when I first realized that I was having feelings. I just thought, OK, this is so weird.  What is this?  I haven’t felt this in a long, long, time. This is weird. But, eventually I allowed myself and it’s been the most beautiful gift of my life. It pulled me out of the deepest hole that I’ve ever been in and healed me.”

    Audio / Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook had a chemistry performing together, but it wasn’t until they each found themselves single…at the same time…that sparks flew romantically. The pair, who wed in 2006, have a son, Elijah.

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    Little Big Town (Jimi & Karen fell in love) OC: (Kimberly) …to be together. :48

    JIMI: “We were in the band a long time before there was ever anything which is interesting. I think there was always something underlying there that we were kind of trying to ignore. And then when the opportunity came, when all of us, ended up single kind of at the same time, a very strange turn of events for the band in a lot of different ways. And those feelings, you were able to come out with them finally. It was like, we’re single. Let’s get together. And, you know, she has a beautiful heart and she’s absolutely gorgeous and I just love her dearly.”

    PHILLIP: “Get a room!” [laughs]

    KIMBERLY: “They’re a perfect match. They really are. They were meant to be together.”

    Audio / Little Big Town’s Phillip Sweet was ready for love when he met Rebecca, his wife since 2007.

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    Little Big Town (Phillip – reasons fell in love) OC: …real love. :17

    “I think everything that I had gone through before had prepared me to be ready to see that there was genuine love there for me, and my Rebecca.  So, it was just a great time, I wouldn’t have been ready before I met her…Now it’s just been a really great journey to heal through the past and to know real love.”

    Audio / Luke Bryan talks about his favorite love song.

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    Luke Bryan (love song with Caroline) OC: …That’s it! :11
    “Caroline and I, we had a love song in college. It was Lenny Kravitz’ [starts singing] ‘I just can’t get you off of my mind.’ That’s it!”

    Audio / Luke Bryan reveals what he’s doing on Valentine’s Day this year.

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    Luke Bryan (Valentine’s Day 2019) OC: …somewhat romantic. :33
    “For Valentine’s Day this year, I’m working every day around Valentine’s. I’m doing Idol. Actually, Idol is filming on Valentine’s Day, and so I have approached Caroline about maybe flying out to L.A. I think we’re gonna have a short taping day at Idol, so maybe we can have a Valentine’s dinner at one of her favorite restaurants in Los Angeles. I’ll try to make it somewhat romantic.”

    Audio / Luke Bryan talks about marrying Caroline, his college sweetheart.

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    Luke Bryan (married college sweetheart) OC: …married. :27
    ”I married my college sweetheart. We dated back in college and broke up for nearly six years, and while I was off doing my Nashville stuff and touring and writing songs, she was finishing getting her career kind of going. Man, we just kinda bumped into each other one night, and it was like bam, here we are married.”

     

  • VALENTINE’S DAY LINERS 2019

    Audio / LINER Billy Currington (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey! This is Billy Currington. Hope you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

     

    Audio / LINER Brothers Osborne (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey, this is T.J., and I’m John, and we’re Brothers Osborne. Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Carrie Underwood (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hi! I’m Carrie Underwood, wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day. Send me some chocolate.”

    Audio / LINER Clare Dunn (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey! This is Clare Dunn, hoping you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Darius Rucker (Valentine’s Day)

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    “What’s up y’all? This is Darius Rucker, hoping you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Dierks Bentley (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey, it’s Dierks Bentley, hoping you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey! This is Eric Church, hoping you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Gary Allan (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey, this is Gary Allan, wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER George Strait (Valentine’s Day)

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    “This is George Strait, wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hi! It’s Jon Pardi, and I hope you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Jordan Davis (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey! It’s Jordan Davis, hoping you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Josh Turner (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey! This is Josh Turner, and I want to wish you and your sweetheart a Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Kacey Musgraves (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hi, this is Kacey Musgraves, and I hope you have a Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Keith Urban (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone. This is Keith Urban. Make the day special for your ‘Once in a Lifetime’ love.”

    Audio / LINER Kip Moore (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey! What’s happening, everybody? This is Kip Moore. Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER LBT (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey! We’re Little Big Town. Happy Valentine’s Day!”

    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey y’all, it’s Luke Bryan. Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (Valentine’s Day) 2

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    “Hey y’all. It’s Luke Bryan. Happy Valentine’s Day. Make sweet love to your other.”

    Audio / LINER Sam Hunt (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hi! This is Sam Hunt, wishing you a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Shania Twain (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hi, this is Shania Twain. Happy Valentine’s Day.”

     

  • DIERKS BENTLEY TOPS THE COUNTRY CHART WITH “BURNING MAN.”

    Dierks Bentley earns his 18th No. 1 single with “Burning Man” (featuring Brothers Osborne) today as the fiery-but-reflective track tops the Mediabase/Country Aircheck singles charts this week. Serving as the second consecutive chart topper from Bentley’s ninth studio album THE MOUNTAIN, “his most affecting song” (Rolling Stone) inspired his 2019 BURNING MAN TOUR that will continue with shows this week in Canada, before returning stateside for the kickoff of the US leg on Thursday (1/31) in Spokane, WA.

    “I felt an authentic connection to this song the first time I heard and my attachment to it has only strengthened night after night as I watch our fans connect with it. It is as much their song as it is mine…we all face that push and pull of who we are as people. As always, I’m very grateful to Country Radio for continuing to help share this journey.”

    “I’m a huge fan of those guys. They’re friends. We play in a side band together, a ‘90s country cover band called the Hot Country Knights with a K for anyone who wants to look us up,” says Dierks says of John and TJ Osborne. “So, we’re just pals, and it’s like this song feels like something that they would sing, you know? It feels like if they’d got this one before I did, they probably would’ve cut it. It was so easy. I just called ‘em up and sent the song and got a huge ‘Yes’ back from both of them right away. They came into the studio like two days later.”

    Dierks continues his Burning Man Tour this week with stops in Kelowna, BC (January 28th) and Vancouver (January 29th), followed by shows in Spokane and Tacoma, Washington, as well as Eugene (Oregon) later this week. He’s joined on the trek by Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes and Hot Country Knights.

    Audio / Dierks Bentley talks about having Brothers Osborne featured on his latest No. 1 song, “Burning Man.”

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    Dierks Bentley (Bros O on Burning Man) OC: …great hang. :26
    “I’m a huge fan of those guys. They’re friends. We play in a side band together, a ‘90s country cover band called the Hot Country Knights with a K for anyone who wants to look us up. So, we’re just pals, and it’s like this song feels like something that they would sing, you know? It feels like if they’d got this one before I did, they probably would’ve cut it. It was so easy. I just called ‘em up and sent the song and got a huge ‘Yes’ back from both of them right away. They came into the studio like two days later. It was just a great hang.”

  • DIERKS BENTLEY ADDS TV EXECUTIVE PRODUCER TO HIS MANY DUTIES.

    Dierks Bentley is a very, very busy man, and he’s always got something new going on in his life and career. Not only is he a singer-songwriter-entertainer, but he’s a bar owner (Whiskey Row) with several locations, a husband, father and so much more. He’s also an Executive Producer of a new Fox TV project he describes as “Cheers meets Nashville” that he hopes gets picked up by the network.

    “Looking at the first script, it’s funny. You could see it being on TV. It looks like a really funny show,” says Dierks. “Nashville’s changed so much, and everyone has an idea of what Nashville is, and this kind of goes back, it’s Nashville now, but also it plays off of the Nashville that exists in people’s minds, you know, singers walking down the street with a guitar, busking and moving here to get a dream. That still happens. People move here every day with a guitar hoping to make a dream happen. You don’t see it as much ‘cause the city’s gotten so big, but it still exists. So, this kind of examines this whole side of Nashville. The bar owner, she’s been there for a long time — seen ‘em all come, seen ‘em all go. Nothing fazes her. Kind of rough on the outside, but the inside is a teddy bear; all these characters in the bar, and obviously, there’s gonna be a live music component to it. So, it felt like something that was the right time for me and I could get excited about and have the energy to get fully involved in.”

    For Dierks, something really needs to grab his attention and creativity if he’s going to say yes and take time away from his family and his music.

    “I think I’ve learned over the years and having kids and being busy this life comes down to a really big YES or it’s just a no. Unless something’s a really big YES, you just say no, and it just helps simplifies all of your answers,” he says. “I’ve been presented with a lot of reality TV opportunities and commercials and stuff, and through that basis of yes and no and searching for the big YES in life, I’ve been able to make those decisions pretty clearly, usually no. But this came along, and I love the idea of it. It’s kind of like Cheers TV show meets Nashville. What I saw initially was so funny, and Executive Producer is a great role for me because I don’t have to be on camera and I don’t have to go to L.A. every weekend.”

    In addition, CMT’s Cody Alan reports Dierks may also be at the helm of a reality television show based on his feisty ’90s cover band, Hot Country Knights.

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

    The Arizona native is also headlining his current Burning Man Tour, which makes stops in Edmonton (January 24th), Calgary (January 26th), Kelowna (January 28th) and Vancouver (January 29th).

    Audio / Dierks Bentley says it takes a lot for him to say yes to a project, but after reading the initial premise of a potential television show, he was definitely in as an Executive Producer.

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    Dierks Bentley (EP TV show) 1 OC: …way possible. :56
    “I think I’ve learned over the years and having kids and being busy this life comes down to a really big YES or it’s just a no. Unless something’s a really big YES, you just say no, and it just helps simplifies all of your answers I’ve been presented with a lot of reality TV opportunities and commercials and stuff, and through that basis of yes and no and searching for the big YES in life, I’ve been able to make those decisions pretty clearly, usually no. But this came along, and I love the idea of it. It’s kind of like Cheers TV show meets Nashville. What I saw initially was so funny, and Executive Producer is a great role for me because I don’t have to be on camera and I don’t have to go to L.A. every weekend. L.A. is a tough place to spend too much time traveling in and out of, so that worked out well with my family and with my music, and I was like, ‘Yes. I’m all in.” I’m really heavily involved working with Jack [Burditt]. He’s a great writer. This guy’s hilarious. I’m learning so much from him. I just tell him I’m here to assist in any way possible.”

    Audio / Dierks Bentley talks about the premise of a TV show he is developing.

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    Dierks Bentley (EP TV show) 2 OC: …involved in. :51
    “Looking at the first script, it’s funny. You could see it being on TV. It looks like a really funny show. Nashville’s changed so much, and everyone has an idea of what Nashville is, and this kind of goes back, it’s Nashville now, but also it plays off of the Nashville that exists in people’s minds, you know, singers walking down the street with a guitar, busking and moving here to get a dream. That still happens. People move here every day with a guitar hoping to make a dream happen. You don’t see it as much ‘cause the city’s gotten so big, but it still exists. So, this kind of examines this whole side of Nashville. The bar owner, she’s been there for a long time — seen ‘em all come, seen ‘em all go. Nothing fazes her. Kind of rough on the outside, but the inside is a teddy bear; all these characters in the bar, and obviously, there’s gonna be a live music component to it. So, it felt like something that was the right time for me and I could get excited about and have the energy to get fully involved in.”

  • 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.

     

     

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    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.”

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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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