In the latest episode of DBTV, Dierks Bentley kicks off his Home album release week with a performance at the “Home” of Country music, the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. His friends Will Hoge, Karen Fairchild and Del McCoury…as well as daughter, Evie (pr. like Chevy)…helped make it an unforgettable night!
Dierks Bentley hits the studio for an exclusive chat with KMart about his new album, Home, in stores Tuesday (February 7th).
In their latest issue, the Georgia Health Sciences University’s College of Dental Medicine Today Magazine has put together an entire article around Lady A’s Dave Haywood and his family. Dave, along with his dad, Dr. Van Haywood, and the rest of his family are highlighted for their worldwide recognition of dentistry and music. Along with their wonderful bond of love and values, the article provides an up close look at the Haywoods and all they’ve accomplished as a family. This issue has just been released and can be downloaded free today. Click here to download.
Nashville, TN – Feb. 6, 2012 – GRAMMY winning trio Lady Antebellum announced today that they will take their headlining OWN THE NIGHT 2012 WORLD TOUR to Europe this summer with dates scheduled across the continent. Fans can purchase tickets beginning this Fri., Feb. 10 through LadyAntebellum.com as well as find more details on additional upcoming European dates as they are announced.
“Every time we’ve gone over to Europe, the fans there have given us such a warm welcome,” said Lady A’s Dave Haywood. “It’s an honor for us to be able to travel abroad and share our music with so many other countries…plus, we love to get out and sightsee and really experience each place we visit. Europe is going to be a blast!”
OWN THE NIGHT 2012 WORLD TOUR EUROPEAN DATES:
7/10 Dublin, Ireland Olympia Theatre
7/13 Glasgow, UK Royal Concert Hall
7/15 Manchester, UK Manchester Apollo
7/16 London, UK Hammersmith Apollo
7/18 Essen, Germany Philharmonie
7/20 Frankfurt, Germany Jahrhunderthalle
7/21 Munich, Germany Tollwood Festival
7/23 Copenhagen, Denmark Falconer Theatre
7/24 Gothenburg, Sweden Tradgardsforeningen
7/26 Seljord, Norway Countryfestivalen
7/27 Stockholm, Sweden Solliden Skansen
Lady A kicked off their OWN THE NIGHT 2012 WORLD TOUR last week with sold out and record-breaking shows in the US. The trio will break from the road this weekend for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards where they will present and are also nominated for Best Country Album. For more information and a full list of tour dates, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.
“Diamonds Make Babies” is one of the tracks on Dierks Bentley‘s new album, Home, and it was written by Jim Beavers, Chris Stapleton and Lee Thomas Miller. It’s one of six songs on Home that Bentley didn’t write, even though he says he wrote about 70 songs while making the album.
“All my friends are songwriters and musicians,” Bentley says. “It’s fun to have them included in this record, have them be part of the story and to find songs that made the album feel like it had a unique center to it.”
Dierks Bentley‘s new album, Home, is available beginning Tuesday (February 7th). The collection includes songs in a variety of styles, all of which make up who the Arizona native is as a musician. “One thing I tried to capture on it is a diversity of the music but it all falls within the confines of who I am as a country singer as far as loving the country sounds, the bluegrass sounds, loving some of the rock sounds and energy and mixing it all together on a record,” Dierks explains. “I think it’s all there so I think there’s a diversity of subject matter and sounds but in a way that it all kind of gels together pretty well and it’s a good description of who I am, musically.”
Dierks is currently sitting in the Top 10 on the country charts with the title cut of his new album, Home.
Catch the singer on the Today show this morning and tomorrow morning, performing songs from his new album.
AUDIO: Dierks Bentley talks about the diversity of songs on his new album, Home.
Dierks Bentley (diversity of songs) OC: …I am, musically. :27
I think what’s cool about this record, and one thing I tried to capture on it is a diversity of the music but it all falls within the confines of who I am as a country singer as far as loving the country sounds, the bluegrass sounds, loving some of the rock sounds and energy and mixing it all together on a record. I think it’s all there so I think there’s a diversity of subject matter and sounds but in a way that it all kind of gels together pretty well and it’s a good description of who I am, musically.
Last week, Little Big Town‘s Phillip Sweet expanded his family by one, but it’s not what you’re thinking. Sweet, his wife and daughter adopted a new puppy!
The proud papa took to the band’s joint Twitter page to share his news with the 48,000-plus followers they have. “Say hello to the newest member of my sweet family!,” Sweet wrote, attaching a picture of his 4-year-old daughter, Penelopi Jane, clutching onto her new baby with a smile that can melt any heart.
After a flurry of congratulatory tweets from their fans, one finally asked what the precious pup’s name was. “Disney!” Sweet revealed.
FROM NASHVILLE’S TENNESSEAN:
Keith Urban’s “You Gonna Fly”, the fourth single from Get Closer, is charging up the airplay charts hitting #5 this week marking the four-time Grammy Award winner’s 27th Top 5. It follows two consecutive #1s, “Long Hot Summer” and “Without You”, and begins a week that will see Urban’s return to the stage this Friday night at The Opry in Nashville. The performance is his first since throat surgery late last year.
“I’m really looking forward to being back on stage, and more specifically on the Opry stage. When I was told earlier this week that the Ryman was going to start renovations on the stage after our show I thought, ‘you know, when we say we’re really gonna tear it up tonight, maybe they’re worried I mean it literally?”
Later this month, Urban will head to Sydney for a week of filming for the Australian version of The Voice. Urban will pop back and forth to Australia over the next few months while maintaining a busy schedule here in the United States that includes a second show at the Opry, the much anticipated third annual “All For The Hall” benefit concert on April 10th among other appearances and performances.
“It’ll be a blast spending a little time in Australia working on The Voice, getting the opportunity to try and help some killer raw talent blossom,” said Urban. “And I have a feeling that being immersed in that new kind of “everything is possible” energy, will have a real inspiring and liberating effect on creating new music for my new album!”
Much of Urban’s time over the course of the year will be spent at home in Nashville, where he’s already begun writing and finding songs for his next album. No release date set as of yet.
On Thursday night (February 2nd), Dierks Bentley put on a show at The Ryman Auditorium, and he made sure nothing was left to give on the stage of the legendary venue. His was the last official show before the well-worn stage is replaced this weekend.
Dierks kicked off the show with “Tip It On Back,” a tune from his new album, Home, which is available beginning Tuesday (February 7th). He brought up special guests including The Del McCoury Band and his Up on the Ridge co-horts, The Travelin’ McCourys. Little Big Town‘s Karen Fairchild also made an appearance to perform their duet, “When You Gonna Come Around, also featured on the new album.
His most special guest was saved for last — Dierks’ three-year-old daughter, Evie, who made her debut appearance on The Ryman stage to perform “Thinking of You,” reprising her role as the last tune on the new album. (Check out the video below.)
We’ve also included fully-produced vignettes of “Thinking of You.”
Dierks Bentley hits stores and online retailers with his latest album, Home, on Tuesday (February 7th), and we’re rolling out fully-produced vignettes of many of the songs on the album. Here, he’s chatting about his previous No. 1 hit, “Am I The Only One,” which is the first track on the album.