• NEWS AND NOTES: Dierks Bentley, Kacey Musgraves, Tyler Hubbard, Brothers Osborne

    Dierks Bentley brought home a huge surprise, and his kids were brimming with excitement. The superstar and his family are HUGE hockey fans, and the kids came home from school to see the Stanley Cup sitting on the kitchen counter.

     

    Kacey Musgraves is among the headliners at this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival, taking place October 7th-9th and October 14th-16th at Zilker Park in Austin. The Chicks, P!nk, Paramore, Lil Nas X and Red Hot Chili Peppers will also headline the festival. Tickets are on sale now.

    Tyler Hubbard will team up with fitness trainer Erin Oprea for Fitness at Fest, taking place during CMA Music Fest at Bridgestone Arena Plaza June 10th at 8:15am CT. All proceeds from the $10 ticket will be donated to the CMA Foundation.

    Brothers Osborne will perform at Nashville Superspeedway prior to the Ally 400 NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, June 26th.

  • MOTHER’S DAY AUDIO 2022

    Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 8th, and some of your favorite country artists are celebrating the mothers in their lives this weekend. In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother’s Day, held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers.

    Audio / Alan Jackson lost his sweet Mama several years ago, and he wrote a song for her funeral, “Where Her Heart Has Always Been,” which is now included on his album Where Have You Gone.

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    Alan Jackson (song for mother)…really, really sweet. :51
    “I think one song on there, especially I wrote my mama died three or four years ago, four years ago maybe.  I don’t remember now. But I wrote it for her funeral, that’s “Where Her Heart Has Always Been.”  And I really love that track.  It’s just really – I tried to write it in a way that I know she would appreciate it. And then after we had cut it and we were just about to finalize the record, my sister sent a recording of mama reading from the Bible for a Christmas story or something from a few years ago that I hadn’t heard, or I don’t remember if I had ever heard it.  And I thought that would be cool to put that on there.  So, we tried to pick a little piece of that that didn’t sound so Christmasy and put on there on the front end and that made it really, really sweet.”

    Audio / Carrie Underwood says she doesn’t really have any Mother’s Day traditions.

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    Carrie Underwood (Mother’s Day traditions) OC: …even more so. :38
    “We don’t really have like any Mother’s Day traditions. I feel like I remember me and Dad making breakfast for Mom like once as a kid. I’m pretty sure we just made a giant mess in the kitchen and we never did that again, so. Being on the other side of things, I obviously don’t expect anything, but my husband’s really good at getting presents from quote unquote Isaiah. It’s really sweet, because he likes to bring me things. He’s such a sweet little guy, and anytime he’s outside, he’ll pick me flowers and things. So, I’m like, ‘You’re learning. You’ve already got me wrapped around your finger, and then you do stuff like that, and it’s even more so.’”

    Audio / Caylee Hammack describes the qualities she most admires in her mother.

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    Caylee Hammack (Mother’s Day) 1 OC: …love fully. :53
    “I love that my Mom is a no-nonsense woman. I love that she always speaks her mind and she’s super stubborn, because she handed it down to me and it’s come in handy, to be honest. She’s a great cook. I wish I was half the cook that she is. She’s obsessive about Tupperware and plates, which I used to hate, but now as an adult whenever I break a dish or something, I just call her, and I know that I have one on standby. I love that she loves random things so that I can squirrel them away and take them to Nashville sometimes. And I love that she loves big. She either gives all of her heart or nothing at all; she always gives all of her heart. She loves, you know, she has a bleeding heart, and I think that’s just one of the most beautiful traits in the world is to love fully.”

    Audio / Darius Rucker recalls one of his favorite memories of his mother.

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    Darius Rucker (favorite memory of his mother) OC: …my Mom’s song. :34
    “Oh goodness! A lot of great memories of her, but probably one of my favorite memories, I was a young kid, probably eight or nine, and she was in the kitchen cooking and listening to the gospel station and Shirley Caesar’s ‘No Charge’ came on and she was singing ‘No Charge.’ I just remember I ran into our living room which was adjoined to our kitchen and I just sat there and I just listened to her sing that song, and I remember thinking, ‘Wow! What an amazing voice.’ That’s just always a memory I’ve always had, and that song still to this day when I hear it just moves me because that was my mom’s song.”

    Audio / Darius Rucker talks about the unwavering support he felt from his mother (who passed away several years ago).

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    Darius Rucker (Mother) OC: …in my corner. :44
    “My mom was just always great. She worked a lot. She was a nurse and she worked a lot. She took a lot of overtime and stuff to make sure we could live basically, but she always just so supportive, ever since I was a kid. I was always a music kid. Growing up in an African-American neighborhood, I was never that guy who was gonna be pigeonholed to let people say I could only listen to this and I could only do this, because I was African-American. She always supported whatever I wanted to do, whatever I wanted to listen to, wherever I wanted to go, she always had my back. Going to college and everything, she was my biggest supporter and never let my brothers and sisters knock me down or try to tell me I can’t do this or that. All of my success comes because my mother was always in my corner.”

    Audio / Dierks Bentley talks about Mother’s Day in regards to his wife, Cassidy.

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    Dierks (Mother’s Day) OC: …for sure. :20
    “When it’s your actual mom, you know, there’s some slack there, but when with your wife – any touring husband, anyone who tours who has kids and a wife back home, it’s tough man. It’s a lot of work. So, I definitely need to step up to think of something great to do this Sunday, for sure.”

    Audio / Eric Church says he’s learned quite a bit from his mom.

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    Eric Church (Mother’s Day) OC: …as a man. :57
    “My mom, even though my dad won’t like this, my mom is by far the toughest person that I’ve met. She’s tough. One of those people that’s been through a lot in her life, adversity wise and never complains, always really resilient with anything that’s happened to her. And it’s just that attitude, the positive attitude, regardless of what has happened that I think is the one thing that I got from her. With career, she’s always been a person that’s been really positive through times that I couldn’t find a positive streak, [laughs] and she was always really positive, and very much believes in tough it out, keep working hard, and that’s her motto with stuff like that. I’ve always been impressed with that stuff. Then musically, she’s where I get my talent from, musically. She sings great, always has, her mom sang great. I owe my musical chops to her. And she still sings some. So, career-wise, I owe her everything. And just in life-wise she’s given me a lot of the qualities that it has taken for me to get me where I am. Not only as a musician, but as a man.”

    Audio / Jon Pardi says his mother, Shelly, is an angel.

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    Jon Pardi (Mother’s Day) OC: …worrying about me. :29
    “My mom’s always been there for me. First of all, she’s a great mom. She’s an angel. She takes care of people that aren’t even in the family. She’s always been like that, and she’s a great mother. She’s always proud, and she’s always there supporting and being a great mom. She’s just a good human being. There’s not one mean bone in her body. And she cries about every time I talk to her. She always worries about me. I have to tell her, ‘Stop worrying about me.’”

    Audio / JORDAN DAVIS SAYS HE’S A “MAMA’S BOY” AND HOPES HE HAS HER KINDNESS AND POSITIVE OUTLOOK.

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    Jordan Davis (Mother’s Day) OC: …Mother’s Day. :30 [laughs]
    “I’m a Mama’s Boy. I love my Mom, and it’s the way she finds the good in everything. With my Mom, as opposed to finding anything negative, she’s gonna find something positive first. That’s something I really hope I can be more like her on; one of the many things I wish I could be more like my mom on. My mom, she loves flowers, so we’ll get her flowers or take her to, we’re slowly getting her into sushi, so we love to take Mom out to sushi spots on Mother’s Day.” [laughs]

    Audio / Keith Urban explains why his wife Nicole Kidman is an extraordinary mother to their two children, Sunday and Faith.

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    Keith Urban (Nicole is extraordinary mother) OC: …to see. :45
    “She’s an extraordinary mum, she really, really is. Those girls are very, very lucky, and I feel very lucky that the children I should have in this world happen to be with Nic. I don’t know anything about raising kids and Nic does, and that comes in extremely, um, it’s really made for an experience I wouldn’t have had without that. Her patience, her recognizing them as people and not just little kids is really extraordinary. Her attention to honoring their feelings and listening to them right from day one – really being attentive to that is not how I was raised at all, so it’s really beautiful to see.”

    Audio / Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman says she always dreamed of being a mother…and her dream came true nearly 15 years ago when she gave birth to daughter, Daisy (July 27, 2007). In 2017, she and her family welcomed daughter Dolly Grace.

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    LBT (Mother’s Day) OC: …for my mother. :34
    “Being a mother is a life-long dream for me. When I was a kid, that’s what I wanted to be is a mama. It took a long time. I wasn’t ever sure that I would be, but I am now, and it’s the greatest gift of my life. And as I’m a mother now, I see what my mother gave up and her sacrifices and her love and how she made us the most important thing in her life, and that’s what I strive to do for my little girl. It’s the most important job I have, and it’s the most responsibility that I have, and I try to live up to a great example that I had for my mother.”

    Audio / MADDIE & TAE’S TAE DYE SAID SHE PULLED OFF A GREAT MOTHER’S DAY SURPRISE A FEW YEARS AGO.

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    Maddie & Tae (Mother’s Day-Tae) OC: …was so fun. :25
    TAE: “To this day one of the best surprises I’ve ever pulled off was on Mother’s Day three years ago. ‘Cause my mom’s birthday always tends to fall on Mother’s Day Weekend – it’s coming up – and my mom and dad were coming into Nashville and I was like, ‘Okay-this has got to be a big weekend. It’s Mother’s Day, her birthday and the weather was going to be beautiful, so I planned this awesome surprise where we would drive first – she wouldn’t know where we were going, and then we ended up going canoeing down the Harpeth River [located south of Nashville], and it was so fun.”

    Audio / Maddie & Tae’s Maddie Marlow says her mother is great at balancing life and that a hug from her mother can fix almost anything.

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    Maddie & Tae (Mother’s Day-Maddie) OC: (Maddie) …everything’s okay. :51
    MADDIE: “She is so good at balancing is what I’m trying to say. My Mom is such a great balancer, but as I’m coming into our adulthood, and all that kind of stuff, she’s very conscious about when I’m trying to be perfect and have everything in order with everything. And she’s like, you can’t. You can’t do that. Life, you have to figure out how you’re going to deal with the curveballs that are thrown out you. Are you going to catch them and whine out about it or are you going to catch them and move on? Like you have to just go with what’s thrown at you. And my Dad’s been a really, really good supporter on just not letting life’s trials bring you down and letting them just be learning tools and all of that. But, most of the time, a Mama hug can really fix anything.” TAE: “Ahh…it’s the best.” MADDIE: “If my Mom hugs me while I’m crying, everything’s okay. There’s just something about it. I’m grown, but, my Mom, if she hugs me, everything’s okay.”

    Audio / Parker McCollum talks about his mother's great qualities.

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    Parker McCollum (Mother’s Day) OC: …those from her. :20
    “I mean, she’s just a fantastic woman who went above and beyond for us as kids to always make sure, probably even when we weren’t able to have things, she still made those happen. Everybody says I look like her. She’s just an incredibly caring and very, very sincere person, so I would hope I got those from her.”

    Audio / Sam Hunt talks about his mother.

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    Sam Hunt (Mother’s Day) OC: … with my mom. 1:10
    “I knew I had a great mother, and I was blessed and lucky to be born into my family, but until I got out into the real world, I didn’t realize how unique and rare and how much I really hit the lottery with her. She’s raised in the South, and she is all the things that a lot of Southern women are, the good things, but selfless is the word that comes to mind right off the bat. Her life has been devoted to me, my brothers and our family for as long as I can remember her. So, her life revolved around us and that was something that the love that she showed us through those sacrifices has been, I know, a huge part of my ability to go out into the world and cope with all the things that come my way. I’m standing on firm ground, I know, because I grew up in a loving household and that started with my mom.”

    Audio / Shania Twain says it’s such a joy to be a parent.

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    Shania Twain (joy to be a parent) OC: …means everything. :14
    “It’s such a joy to be a parent. So, I relate to all the mums out there who are getting all their love and appreciation from their kids, and I hope, when you’re a kid, a child of somebody, show your mum you love her, because it means everything.”

    Audio / TRAVIS DENNING TALKS ABOUT WHAT HE AND HIS MOM HAVE IN COMMON.

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    Travis Denning (Mother’s Day) OC: …like crazy. :29
    “You know, my favorite thing about my mom, especially as I get older, is realizing how much me and her have in common. I just love that she’s passionate about music. She loves it. I mean, she’s turned me on to a lot of artists, but at the core like she’s still Mom. She reminds me to do things and does these things which that I couldn’t live without. I love that we get to be friends, we get to be best friends, but at the same time, she’s still Mom and she still loves me and my sister like crazy.”

     

     

    Video / Mickey Guyton talks to ABC's Good Morning America about being a mother to son Grayson.

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  • MOTHER’S DAY LINERS 2022

    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 Happy Mother’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Carrie Underwood (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey everyone. I’m Carrie Underwood, wishing all you mothers out there a very, very Happy Mother’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Catie Offerman (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey y’all, this is Catie Offerman, wishing all of you mothers out there a very Happy Mother’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Caylee Hammack (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey y’all, this is Caylee Hammack, sending this out to my mom and all the other mothers out there – I hope all of you have a wonderful Mother’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Chrissy Metz (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hi! It’s Chrissy Metz, wishing you a very 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 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 very Happy Mother’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (Mother’s Day) 2

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

    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 Langston (Mother’s Day)

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    Hi, I’m Jon Langston, wishing all the mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day. Love ya, Mom.

    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 Jordan Davis (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey! I’m Jordan Davis, wishing all the mothers out there a very Happy Mother’s Day. Love ya, Mom.”

    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 Kylie Morgan (Mother’s Day)

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    Hey y’all, this is Kylie Morgan, wishing all of you mothers out there a very Happy Mother’s Day.”

    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 Maddie & Tae (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey everybody. I’m Maddie & I’m Tae and we’re Maddie & Tae, wishing all you mothers out there a very Happy Mother’s Day. I love ya, Mom.”

    Audio / LINER Mickey Guyton (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey, this is Mickey Guyton, wishing all you mothers out there a Happy Mother’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Parker McCollum (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey everybody, I’m Parker McCollum, wishing you a Happy Mother’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Priscilla Block (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey, it’s Priscilla Block wishing all you mothers out there a very 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.”

    Audio / LINER Travis Denning (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey y’all, it’s Travis Denning, wishing all the mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day. Love you, Mom.”

  • DIERKS BENTLEY IS THE HOST WITH THE MOST AT SEVEN PEAKS.

    Dierks Bentley, who just scored his 21st No. 1 single with “Beers On Me,” is excited to be back after two years with his Seven Peaks Festival. The three-day musical event will take place this Labor Day Weekend (September 2nd – September 4th) at the new location of Villa Grove, Colorado.

    Dierks has a packed schedule during the festival, but that’s just the way he likes it. Not only does he headline one night, but he’s also hosting the entire event, as well. “I almost forget that I’m playing the festival,” he says. “You know, I’m so busy running around and try for every band to just let them know, ‘Hey, I’m the guy that’s putting this on,’ and I’m not just backstage hanging on my bus. I go to see, I only missed like one or two performances in 2019, that’s just because of a meet and greet I was doing or something. So, I go watch everybody. You know, I get up on stage and I sing with a lot of people. I’m out in the campgrounds a lot, you know, and then all of a sudden, it’s like, Oh, Sunday night, like, I actually have to play a show to watch this year, like hosting this. I’m also like, I got to go up and do the whole thing, kind of switch gears.”

    The lineup includes Morgan Wallen, with additional main stage performances by Boy Named Banjo, Ashley Cooke, Jordan Davis, Jackson Dean, Travis Denning, HARDY,  Kendell Marvel, Ashley McBryde, Old Crow Medicine Show, Caitlyn Smith, Rapidgrass, Alana Springsteen and Lainey Wilson. Friday night of the festival will kick off with a special stacked lineup of 90’s acts including Hot Country Knights, Tracy Lawrence, The Frontmen and Pam Tillis, while AYDAMN will be deejaying throughout the weekend. Passes are now on sale at sevenpeaksfestival.com.

    Audio / Dierks Bentley explains what his role is at Seven Peaks.

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    Dierks Bentley (7 Peaks schedule) OC: …sticking around. 1:09
    “I almost forget that I’m playing the festival. You know, I’m so busy run around and try for every band that they’re just let them know, ‘Hey, I’m the guy that’s putting this on,’ and I’m not just backstage hanging on my bus. I go to see I only missed like one or two performances in 2019, that’s just because of a meet and greet I was doing or something. So, I go watch everybody. You know, I get up on stage and I sing with a lot of people. I’m out in the campgrounds a lot, you know, and then all of a sudden, it’s like, Oh, Sunday night, like, I actually have to play a show to watch this year, like hosting this. I’m also like, I got to go up and do the whole thing, kind of switch gears. So, yeah, a lot of it’s just hosting, but then yeah, our set list, it’s going to be similar to what we do on the rest of the tour because there’s that much time that goes in that particular setlist. I’m not really trying to change up the set list a lot night after night. I just went like a month of working to getting exactly right set list with little sections that make it different if I choose to add a new song or do something specific to that town. But we really try to put on the best show and then present that to different audiences every night…So, it’s going to be mostly that. But yeah, obviously guests are gonna get up to sing with us, and that’s a different deal than usual where there are so many friends sticking around.”

  • DIERKS BENTLEY TOASTS TO 21st CAREER NO. ONE “BEERS ON ME” TAKING THE TOP SPOT AT COUNTRY RADIO THIS WEEK

    Dierks Bentley takes “Beers On Me” to the top of Mediabase/Country Aircheck Singles chart and Billboard’s Country Airplay chart this week, notching his 21st career No. One. Joining forces and voices with rising country hotshots BRELAND and HARDY, Bentley sings a “summertime ode to cold beers and good friends, with a few shots of reality thrown in for good measure” (People) ahead of launching his BEERS ON ME TOUR with special guests Ashley McBryde and Travis Denning, kicking off June 3rd in Wilmington, North Carolina. It was recently announced that his SEVEN PEAKS MUSIC FESTIVAL will once again return this Labor Day Weekend, September 2-4, in a new scenic setting of San Luis Valley in Villa Grove, CO, as passes will go on sale to the general public this Friday (4/22 at 10:00A MT) at sevenpeaksfestival.com.

    “From start to finish this song was a true collaboration, and to do it with BRELAND and HARDY really means a lot,” Bentley said. “They both bring something that’s so needed in Country music right now and can’t thank the fans and Country radio enough for embracing this one. I’m lucky to have gotten a chance to work with these two and it’s cool to be able to celebrate BRELAND’s first number one song – as an artist and songwriter – with him.”

    “I’ve been so fortunate over the years to have many No. 1s, I mean a lot of No. 1s, and they all have some sort of special significance whether it was the songwriters I wrote it with or the idea where it came from, but certainly this 21st No. 1 with BRELAND and Hardy would be pretty special for me because of the collaboration,” adds Dierks (see audio below). “I love Hardy. He’s obviously had a lot of success, a lot of No. 1s as a singer as well as a songwriter. But for BRELAND, I believe this would be his very first No. 1 as an artist and as a songwriter. So, to be part of that history is so special for me and just personally as a friend of BRELAND’s – no one’s more deserving than him to have the success that he’s having. So, this is going to be a great moment to share together on stage accepting the awards that come with a No. 1 record and just can’t wait to see that big smile on his face.”

     

    Bentley will take his “all-night sing-along party” (Fresno Bee) to 31-cities during his BEERS ON ME TOUR including the “can’t miss” (Esquire) event of the summer, SEVEN PEAKS MUSIC FESTIVAL, where he will headline along with Morgan Wallen. Additional main stage performances include Boy Named Banjo, Ashley Cooke, Jordan Davis, Jackson Dean, Travis Denning, HARDY,  Kendell Marvel, Ashley McBryde, Old Crow Medicine Show, Caitlyn Smith, Rapidgrass, Alana Springsteen and Lainey Wilson.

    Dierks Bentley continues to be a dominant voice for the genre with over 6.4 billion streams. Reaching a new creative high while “making music designed to challenge” (New York Times), Bentley co-wrote 10 of 13 tracks on his latest full-length release THE MOUNTAIN, which earned him the highest debut sales of his career and became his seventh chart-topping release. Last year, Bentley surprised fans with his LIVE FROM TELLURIDE collection that was touted as “a gift that Country music fans didn’t know they needed” (The Tennesseean). Bentley celebrates his 16th year anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry and will be inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame next month. He also has created professional endeavors outside of the music with his Flag & Anthem lifestyle collection Desert Son, along with his “Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row” franchise hosting four locations. For more information, visit www.Dierks.com.

    Audio / Dierks Bentley talks about the success of "Beers On Me," the song that also gives BRELAND his first No. 1.

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    Dierks Bentley (BOM Breland) OC: …smile on his face. :46
    “I’ve been so fortunate over the years to have many No. 1s, I mean a lot of No. 1s, and they all have some sort of special significance whether it was the songwriters I wrote it with or the idea where it came from, but certainly this 21st No. 1 with BRELAND and Hardy would be pretty special for me because of the collaboration. I love Hardy. He’s obviously had a lot of success, a lot of No. 1s as a singer as well as a songwriter. But for BRELAND, I believe this would be his very first No. 1 as an artist and as a songwriter. So, to be part of that history is so special for me and just personally as a friend of BRELAND’s – no one’s more deserving than him to have the success that he’s having. So, this is going to be a great moment to share together on stage accepting the awards that come with a No. 1 record and just can’t wait to see that big smile on his face.”

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  • EASTER LINERS 2022

    Audio / LINER Brothers Osborne (Easter)

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    LINER Brothers Osborne (Easter)
    Hey, we’re Brothers Osborne. Happy Easter.

    Audio / LINER Carrie Underwood (Easter)

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    Hey everybody, this is Carrie Underwood, wishing you a very Happy Easter.

    Audio / LINER Catie Offerman (Easter)

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    Hey everybody, this is Catie Offerman, wishing you a very Happy Easter.

    Audio / LINER Caylee Hammack (Easter)

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    Hey y’all, this is Caylee Hammack, wishing you a Happy Easter.

    Audio / LINER Chrissy Metz (Easter)

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    Hi, it’s Chrissy Metz, and I’m wishing you a very Happy Easter.

    Audio / LINER Dierks Bentley (Easter)

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    Hey, it’s Dierks Bentley, wishing you a very Happy Easter.

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (Easter)

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    Hey Everybody, it’s Eric Church, wishing you a very Happy Easter.

    Audio / LINER Jon Langston (Easter)

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    Hi, I’m Jon Langston, wishing you a Happy Easter.

    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (Easter)

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    Hi, it’s Jon Pardi. Happy Easter.

    Audio / LINER Jordan Davis (Easter)

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    Hey, I’m Jordan Davis. Happy Easter.

    Audio / Jordan Davis talks about his Easter holidays when he was growing up in Louisiana.

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    Jordan Davis (Easter) OC: …that holiday was. :53
    “We would always have the Easter Egg Hunt before church. You know, my mom, she would dress us in these ridiculous, pastel-colored, gosh, good Lord, I’m sorry for saying this, but the worst part about Easter for me is some of the photos I have of what my mom dressed us in. It was hideous! But yeah, that was it growing up. We would have our Easter Egg Hunt, and I think for me early on, and probably like a lot of kids, Easter was another Sunday where it was a very mini, mini Christmas. We’d get some candy, every once in a while, we’d get a present, something that we wanted, we’d go to church, and everybody looked great. It was like the day to wear the new dress or the guys had these crazy ties on or something like that. And it really wasn’t until, I think, I was able to kinda hit my high school years and kind of start to strengthen my faith that I realized how special that holiday was.”

    Audio / LINER Kylie Morgan (Easter)

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    Hey y’all, this is Kylie Morgan, wishing you a very Happy Easter.

    Audio / LINER LBT (Easter)

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    Hey! We’re Little Big Town. Happy Easter!

    Audio / LINER Maddie and Tae (Easter)

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    Hey, it’s Maddie and Tae, wishing you a very Happy Easter.

    Audio / MADDIE & TAE TALK ABOUT EASTERS WHEN THEY WERE KIDS.

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    Maddie & Tae (Easter) OC: (Maddie) …hope and joy. :51
    TAE: “Easters growing up for the Dye fam, my side, is  when I was younger, we’d go to my grandparents a lot and we’d do the whole Easter egg hunt and we’d go to church. My parents would always dress us up in these really cute springy outfits. But, yeah, Easter with family is always so much fun.” MADDIE: “Our Easter was very similar. My grandma would always get us this white chocolate cross with little flowers on it. It was so delicious. And me and my sister typically had matching dresses, which annoyed me at the time, but looking back it was precious. But Easter for us, Tae and I love us some Jesus! That is our favorite dude ever! (TAE: “That’s what Easter means.”) And so Easter is all about praising Jesus for his sacrifice so that we can know God and Him and just live a life full of purpose and hope and joy.”

    Audio / LINER Parker McCollum (Easter)

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    Hey, this is Parker McCollum. Happy Easter, everyone.

    Audio / LINER Priscilla Block (Easter)

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    Hey, it’s Priscilla Block, wishing you a very Happy Easter.

    Audio / LINER Travis Denning (Easter)

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    Hey y’all—I’m Travis Denning. Happy Easter.

     

  • DIERKS BENTLEY AND LIVE NATION SET THE SCENE FOR SEVEN PEAKS MUSIC FESTIVAL WITH ALL-STAR LINEUP INCLUDING HEADLINING PERFORMANCES FROM BENTLEY AND MORGAN WALLEN.

    Dierks Bentley and the world’s leading live entertainment company Live Nation revealed the eagerly-anticipated lineup for Seven Peaks Music Festival — taking place this Labor Day Weekend (September 2nd – September 4th) against the picturesque new location of Villa Grove, Colorado in the San Luis Valley. Praised for its “can’t miss,” (Esquirecuration with “major star power” (Colorado Gazette), the festival returns in its third edition with headliners Bentley and Morgan Wallen, with additional main stage performances by Boy Named Banjo, Ashley Cooke, Jordan Davis, Jackson Dean, Travis Denning, HARDY,  Kendell Marvel, Ashley McBryde, Old Crow Medicine Show, Caitlyn Smith, Rapidgrass, Alana Springsteen and Lainey Wilson. Friday night of the festival will kick off with a special stacked lineup of 90’s acts including Hot Country Knights, Tracy Lawrence, The Frontmen and Pam Tillis, while AYDAMN will be deejaying throughout the weekend. Passes will go on sale to the general public on April 22nd at 10am MT at sevenpeaksfestival.com.

    With fans previously traveling from 49 states and as far as Australia, festival-goers can expect an eclectic variety of outdoor adventure, excursions, surprise guests and and much more across three days. Follow further Seven Peaks Festival updates on Facebook: Seven Peaks Festival, Twitter: @sevenpeaksfest and Instagram: @sevenpeaksfest.

    Dierks Bentley continues to be a dominant voice for the genre with over 6.4 billion streams and 20 No. One hits as his new single “Beers On Me” with BRELAND and HARDY races up the radio charts.

    Audio / Dierks Bentley talks about the location change of his Seven Peaks Music Festival, as well as the lineup for the three-day event.

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    Dierks Bentley (7Peaks 2022) OC: …off the ground. 1:32

    “Location is really important for this festival, right? It’s a Colorado based festival and it needs to feel like Colorado. It’d be a lot easier to put it on in Denver at the football or soccer stadiums there, where other bands do, but I wanted, you know, a lot of fans coming from all over the country that had never even been to Colorado. So, we want to make sure it feels like Colorado. So it has to be a little further away from Denver, and Buena Vista wass a great town. We obviously had to cancel in 2020, and we had some differences of agreement about whether the show could have gone on in ‘21 or not. We felt like it could have, but they’re a smaller community and had some, um, just taking a more cautious approach. So, I had a friend that has a place we’re going to be in Villa Grove, he’s been talking to us the last few years trying to get us, take a look at his site, and we used last year as an opportunity to look at it. It’s, you know, another 40 minutes down the road, the same road that the last festival was on the same location, same just 40 minutes down the same highway. And it’s a great spot and there’s no more issues with, you know, help with the folks, the town councils. So, because he owns the spot, and Villa Grove’s really excited to have us in town and easy to fly into Colorado. It’s a great location. And then we just had a massive line-up and to have a Morgan Wallen and Hardy and Lainey Wilson and Travis Denning and Jordan Davis and bluegrass bands like the infamous String Dusters, who I love, Grammy award winning bluegrass band, and Rapid Grass. And of course, of the 90’s, folks, it just feels like it’s a, you know, it’s our best shot at giving this festival the best chance we can have to really get off the ground.”

  • DIERKS BENTLEY’S NEWSPAPER BREAK IN THE STUDIO LED TO BRELAND’S INVOLVEMENT ON “BEERS ON ME.”

    Dierks Bentley is poised to take over the top spot on the country charts with his latest song, “Beers On Me,” which features Hardy and BRELAND.

    Dierks says he couldn’t be more thrilled with the collaboration, even though he found out about BRELAND during a break from recording in the studio. “I wrote ‘Beers On Me’ with Hardy and some other people, and I just asked Hardy if he’d take a verse on it. It seemed like a natural song for a duet,” he says. “But the cool thing is I was in the studio working on the third verse, and I took a break, and I was reading an article in the paper about a guy named BRELAND. And it just hit me maybe I should invite this guy in to sing the third verse. And so, I got his number and called him, and he came in the next day. He rewrote the verse entirely – totally different verse – made the song a hundred times better and then sang on it with the most beautiful voice I’ve ever heard. So, it’s just been a really awesome collaboration, totally organic, just kind of a meant-to-be thing, and so excited seeing this song do as well as it has on the radio.”

    The Arizona native, who recently announced his Seven Peaks Festival for this year, will launch the summer leg of his BEERS ON ME TOUR June 3rd in Wilmington, North Carolina, with special guests Ashley McBryde and Travis Denning.

    Audio / Dierks Bentley talks about working with Hardy and BRELAND on his latest hit, "Beers On Me."

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    Dierks Bentley (BOM working with Hardy and Breland) OC: …on the radio. :47
    “It’s really been a dream to get to work with Hardy and BRELAND, and it came about so organically. I wrote ‘Beers On Me’ with Hardy and some other people, and I just asked Hardy if he’d take a verse on it. It seemed like a natural song for a duet. But the cool thing is I was in the studio working on the third verse, and I took a break, and I was reading an article in the paper about a guy named BRELAND. And it just hit me maybe I should invite this guy in to sing the third verse. And so, I got his number and called him, and he came in the next day. He rewrote the verse entirely – totally different verse – made the song a hundred times better and then sang on it with the most beautiful voice I’ve ever heard. So, it’s just been a really awesome collaboration, totally organic, just kind of a meant-to-be thing, and so excited seeing this song do as well as it has on the radio.”

     

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  • NEWS AND NOTES: Dierks Bentley, Reba McEntire, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton

    Dierks Bentley was inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame on Tuesday (April 5th). He, along with musicians Keb’Mo, Bobby Bare and Connie Smith, were recognized for their contributions to preserving the musical heritage of Nashville with their own star on the Walk of Fame.

     

    Reba McEntire scored her 28th Top 10 album on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart as My Chains Are Gone debuts at No. 9.

    Luke Bryan and his wife Caroline, along with NASCAR legend Darryl Waltrip, helped break ground on Williamson Medical Center’s $200 million expansion earlier this week. The project will be the largest renovation to date for the hospital, which has been at its current home on Carothers Parkway since 1986. Luke and Caroline will help raise $50 million dollars via a capital campaign for the reno. Caroline Bryan, who serves as co-chair of the campaign, said her family settled on moving to Franklin when they realized how close their potential new home would be to Williamson Medical Center. “This is where our children were born. This is where their doctors are. This is where my doctors are,” Caroline Bryan tells The Tennessean. “Anything from a routine visit to the ER visits, everybody is just fantastic, and watching this getting ready to expand is so needed. It’s time. It’s exciting.” Luke added, “We get to have a voice to make sure this is the best health care you could ever dream of,” Luke Bryan said.


    Chris Stapleton is one of the headliners for Kentucky’s Bourbon & Beyond Festival taking place September 15th-18th. Also headlining are Kings of Leon, Pearl Jam and Jack White. Additional performers include Elle King, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Yola, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and many more. Tickets are now on sale at bourbon.frontgatetickets.com.

     

  • DIERKS BENTLEY AND LIVE NATION’S SEVEN PEAKS MUSIC FESTIVAL WILL TAKE PLACE IN VILLA GROVE, CO IN SAN LUIS VALLEY THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND, SEPTEMBER 2nd-4th.

    Multi-PLATINUM entertainer Dierks Bentley and the world’s leading live entertainment company Live Nation announced that Seven Peaks Music Festival will officially take place for a third time, returning this year in a new scenic setting of San Luis Valley in Villa Grove, CO. With fans previously traveling from 49 states and as far as Australia, Seven Peaks Music Festival will once again return on Labor Day Weekend, September 2-4. More information on the upcoming event including lineup and ticket details will be revealed on April 13.

     

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    “I can’t overstate how much it means to be able to say that Seven Peaks is officially coming back,” shared Dierks. “We found the perfect new location for the festival in Villa Grove. Everyone knows how much I love Colorado and how important it was for me to find a home for this one of a kind event that encompasses all the magic of the beauty of the state. This year’s line-up is so good; I can’t wait to share what we have planned for this year’s festival in the coming days.”

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

    About Dierks Bentley:
    Dierks Bentley continues to be a dominant voice for the genre with over 6.4 billion streams and 20 No. One hits as his new single “Beers On Me” with BRELAND and HARDY races up the radio charts. Reaching a new creative high while “making music designed to challenge” (New York Times), Bentley co-wrote 10 of 13 tracks on his latest full-length release THE MOUNTAIN, which earned him the highest debut sales of his career and became his seventh chart-topping release. Last year, Bentley surprised fans with his LIVE FROM TELLURIDE collection that was touted as “a gift that Country music fans didn’t know they needed” (The Tennesseean). Bentley celebrates his 16th year anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry and will be inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame next month. He also has created professional endeavors outside of the music with his Flag & Anthem lifestyle collection Desert Son, along with his “Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row” franchise hosting four locations. For more information, visit www.Dierks.com.

     

    Audio / Dierks Bentley is incredibly excited for the "re-launch" of his Seven Peaks Festival.

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    Dierks Bentley (7 Peaks 2022) OC: …respond to it. 1:13
    “Anybody that knows me knows how important Seven Peaks has been to me and luckily I get to say will continue to be for me, because although COVID shut us out for two years and we had some difficulties working with the little city we were working with. It’s got new life going into 2022. Some huge acts, the biggest in the business, are gonna be there this year with us, this Labor Day Weekend in August and September. I’m so excited for Seven Peaks, I guess you could call it 2.0. You know we had a successful launch those first few years – in ’18 and ’19 – but obviously the pandemic messed up a lot of things. But the new location is killer. [It’s] right down the street from the old spot. The lineup is incredible, and that location! Getting a chance to spend your Labor Day weekend in the mountains of Colorado where it’s 70 (degrees) and sunny, just beautiful weather, and the vibe is so good. I’m just so thankful, not only as someone that’s involved with the festival and its success, but as a human being. There’s no place I’d rather be for my Labor Day Weekend than hanging out with my friends backstage, onstage, out there in the festival grounds with all these great fans than there. I’m so excited for the launch, THE Re-launch of Seven Peaks and so excited to see how the fans respond to it.”