Dierks Bentley continues “giving the Country mainstream some well-crafted edge” (Newsday)with the release of his 10th studio album GRAVEL & GOLD, and first tickets are now available for his GRAVEL & GOLD TOUR, produced by Live Nation. Bentley will road-test the new music that “testifies to everything Bentley does so well” (Esquire)this summer with Jordan Davis as direct support and a diverse group of special guests joining throughout including Elle King, Tracy Lawrence, Tyler Braden, Caylee Hammack, Hot Country Knights, Kameron Marlowe, The Cadillac Three, The Red Clay Strays, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, Shane Smith & the Saints, Caitlyn Smith and Hailey Whitters. The “consummate Country storyteller” (The Sun Chronicle) will launch the the 28-city trek on Jun. 1 in Toronto, ON. Fans can get more ticket information at Dierks.com and see why Bentley is “made for being on tour” (Albuquerque Journal) below.
GRAVEL & GOLD has sparked critical approval and generated multiple memorable national television appearances already, “proving indeed why he is one of Country’s biggest stars,” (TODAY). Bentley discussed the writing process behind the album with the TODAY show here along with performances of his Top 15 single “Gold,” “the swampy rocker” (Rolling Stone) “Same Ol’ Me,” as well as his No. One hit “Free & Easy.” Bentley also invited bluegrass legend Sam Bush to accompany him for a performance of “Sun Sets in Colorado” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and took CBS Mornings to his Whiskey Row location on Nashville’s Lower Broadway to reflect on the journey to GRAVEL & GOLD here.
“Bentley excels at bringing people together and right when the genre needs it most.” – Rolling Stone
“Bentley gets stronger and stronger with every release and is one of the few artists that can go from bluegrass to Country” – Billboard
“Revives his Country roots and sonic identity with GRAVEL & GOLD.” – USA Today
“Bentley has keenly merged Country, bluegrass and rock into his sound…demonstrating his love not on for those genres, but music at large.” – American Songwriter
“The 14-track record puts the Grand Ole Opry member’s range on full display as he beautifully blends bluegrass with contemporary country.” -Music Row
“The musicians’ skill level transcends genres and speaks to players and fans in the rare universal language that emerges when musicians are inarguably elite.” – CMT
The 10th album landmark speaks to how time has flown in Bentley’s unique, 21st-century career. He landed his first publishing deal in 2001 and released his debut album in 2003, producing an instant No. One single. The years since have revealed a rare consistency that’s fueled longevity – eight more albums that reached the top of the Country sales charts, resulting in 21 No. One songs, eight billion streams, three CMA Awards, 14 GRAMMY® nominations and membership into the Grand Ole Opry. Trendy sounds have ebbed and flowed around him over these two decades, but fans have relied on Bentley for something more nourishing and individual. 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.
Dierks Bentley (rotating opening acts) OC: …capacity. :54
“Before Jordan, you know, I really just want to kind of bring as many people out as possible, so just going to have an alternating group of people that I’m just huge fans of. Molly Tuttle’s coming out doing some shows, which is going to be ridiculous. The whole band’s gonna be sides stage and crew watching her show every night. Elle King’s gonna come out and do some shows. The Red Clay Strays, who I discovered at my Seven Peaks Festival, are going to come out. I mean, that band is just over the top good. Hailey Whitters is coming out for some stuff. The Cadillac Three might be out there for some things; one of my favorite bands of all time. So, it’s going to be really exciting to have that kind of roving cast in the front, and then the stability of Jordan Davis getting the job done every night. And I didn’t know if the Hot Country Knights are going to make it this year or not, but, like Travis Denning, he was very disappointed to hear that they might not come. So, he’s requested the Knights come out for one final tour. So, this might be it for the Hot Country Knights, but they are, they will be out there with us in some capacity.”