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Dierks Bentley Celebrated His 16th #1, “Black”, In Nashville

Pictured (l-r): Ross Copperman, Dierks Bentley, Ashley Gorley

Multi-Platinum singer-songwriter Dierks Bentley celebrated his 16th career #1 as an artist and 13th #1 as a songwriter behind “Black” with industry friends and media alike, as they were treated to a chic party by performing rights organizations ASCAP and BMI hosted yesterday (6/22) at Nashville’s new restaurant Hemingway’s Bar & Hideaway. Serving as the third consecutive chart topper off Bentley’s critically acclaimed album BLACK (Capitol Records Nashville), the Gold-certified single and most personal song to date for Bentley was co-written alongside ASCAP songwriter Ashley Gorley, who celebrated his 33rd #1 song, and BMI songwriter Ross Copperman, who celebrated his 16th, and was produced by Copperman along with Arturo Buenahora. Both Copperman and Gorley were named Country Music Songwriter of the Year by their respective PROs in 2016. 

 
​”Black” hit the top of the charts exactly one year after the release of Bentley’s “most fully-formed LP of his career” (TIME), and further illustrates Bentley’s depth and diversity as an artist as the smash hit follows the chart-topping Platinum-certified and award winning hits “Somewhere On A Beach” and “Different For Girls.” ​BLACK serves as one of only two Country albums released since last May that has been certified Gold while simultaneously spawning three certified songs by the RIAA. All three chart toppers released from the multi-nominated Album of the Year record have have seen more than 389 million digital streams.
 
Also on hand to celebrate the ​song were label UMG Nashville’s Cindy Mabe and publishers Combustion Music’s Kenley Flynn, Kobalt’s Jesse Willoughby, Rezolant’s Tim Wipperman, Sony/ATV’s Josh Van Valkenburg and Warner/Chappell’s BJ Hill
About Dierks Bentley
The “king of the breakup song” (Noisey), continues to balance “robust record sales and heavy radio play with acclaim from even those critics who had seemed allergic to Nashville’s output in the past” (Esquire) as all three singles released from his eighth studio album BLACK (Capitol Records Nashville) have now received certifications from the RIAA. “The bluegrass picker, the love song singer and the stadium rocker all packaged together” (Associated Press) has been a Grand Ole Opry member for over a decade and has amassed 16 No. One songs, 13 GRAMMY nominations and countless nominations from CMA, ACM, People Choice and Billboard Music Awards. More than half a million fans have already flooded sold-out arenas and amphitheaters in 2017 across North America to witness the “wildly entertaining affair” (Tampa Bay Times) that is Bentley’s 2017 WHAT THE HELL WORLD TOUR. Special guests Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi round out the full-throttle summer party as Bentley continues “forging ahead into new terrain,” (Hartford Courant). For more information and a full list of tour dates, visit www.dierks.com.
About ASCAP
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP’s mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world’s best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business – from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With over 600,000 members representing more than 10 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. Learn more and stay in touch at www.ascap.com, on Twitter @ASCAP and on Facebook.​
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Dierks Bentley Helps Reunite Military Family At 2017 WHAT THE HELL Tour Stop On Saturday

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Multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley played a special role in reuniting one local military family during his 2017 WHAT THE HELL WORLD TOUR stop in Fresno, CA, on Saturday (4/29). During a meet & greet with Sgt. Steven Mendez’ family backstage before the concert, Bentley helped Mendez surprise his two sons after being overseas for nearly a year. Following the emotional reunion, the “consummate entertainer” (The Boot) invited the family on stage during his performance of “Home,” where the capacity crowd’s “U-S-A” chants lifted the show even higher.


“I can’t begin to imagine the sacrifice of being away from your family for sometimes years,” said Bentley. “‘I love the fact that Country music fans hold our military and their families in such high regard and always jump at the chance to say thank you. It was a really cool moment in the show, and a really special thing for me to be part of.”

Watch the heartwarming reunion here: https://youtu.be/QpbaOjXJ3qw

Bentley will continue to throw the party of the summer with “ferocious live performances” (Fresno Bee) when he launches the next leg of his 2017 WHAT THE HELL WORLD TOUR, with special guests Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi, on May 19th in Columbia, MD. With “lyrics that are compassionate and purposeful” (The Post-Standard) he has “had the audience singing along at top volume” while “working the crowd with the charismatic brand of showmanship that’s made him one of Country music’s most exciting entertainers,” (Arizona Republic). For more information and a full list of tour dates, visit www.dierks.com.
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Celebration Of Dierks Bentley’s 14th Number

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Pictured (l-r): Songwriters Michael Tyler and Alexander Palmer, Dierks Bentley, and songwriters Josh Mirenda, Dave Kuncio and Jaron Boyer. Photo by Ed Rode for ASCAP.

Performance rights organizations ASCAP, BMI and SESAC hosted a #1 party on Wed., July 20th at South in Nashville to celebrate Dierks Bentley’s 14th #1 song, “Somewhere on a Beach,” which dominated the top spot on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase radio charts for two consecutive weeks. A packed-to-capacity crowd turned out to congratulate four first-time #1 songwriters, ASCAP’s Dave Kuncio and Josh Mirenda, BMI’s Alexander Palmer, and SESAC’s Michael Tyler, as well as SESAC writer Jaron Boyer, who was honored for his second chart-topper. Ross Copperman and Arturo Buenahora produced the Gold-certified track, which serves as the lead single from Bentley’s best-selling album, Black (Capitol Records Nashville). Publishers BMG, Cornman Music, peermusic and Warner Chappell were also on hand to celebrate the song.  Continue Reading →

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DIERKS BENTLEY TO BE FEATURED IN EXHIBITION AT COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME ® AND MUSEUM 

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Photo credit: Jim Wright

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will explore the life and career of multi-platinum entertainer Dierks Bentley with the exhibition Dierks Bentley: Every Mile a Memory, presented by Citi, which opens March 4, 2016, and runs through Sept. 6, 2016. The exhibition will include stage wear, guitars, song manuscripts, photos and more from Bentley’s personal collection.  Continue Reading →

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DIERKS BENTLEY RETURNS TO EUROPE FOR STRING OF HEADLINING TOUR DATES IN 2016

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Following stellar reviews on his two previous European tours, multi-Platinum artist Dierks Bentley will follow-up last year’s soldout performance that “blew the roof off” the O2 (BBC) with dates in Dublin, London, Manchester and Glasgow next April. Tickets for the international shows with rising singer/songwriter Tucker Beathard will be available this Friday (12/4) at 9:00A local time on www.dierks.com.  

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DIERKS BENTLEY RAISES RECORD BREAKING $636,479 FOR 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF “MILES & MUSIC FOR KIDS”

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CMA “Male Vocalist of the Year” nominee Dierks Bentley celebrated the 10th Anniversary of his Annual Miles & Music For Kids last night with a record breaking total of $636,479 raised for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, marking the event’s biggest donation and almost $4 million raised for the cause to date. Kicking off CMA Awards week in full swing, thousands of bikers rode into downtown Nashville where Bentley was joined by an all-star concert lineup including Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three, Canaan Smith, Brooke Eden and emcee Storme Warren at the post-ride sold-out event held at Ascend Amphitheater.

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DIERKS BENTLEY EARNS INSTANT SELLOUT FOR 10TH ANNIVERSARY  “MILES & MUSIC FOR KIDS”

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Within 30 minutes, fans eagerly snatched every ticket to Multi-Platinum entertainer Dierks Bentley’s 10th Annual “Miles & Music For Kids” celebrity motorcycle ride and concert. Kicking off CMA Awards week on Nov. 1 in Nashville, TN, the event will closeout the outdoor concert season at the new Ascend Amphitheater with a stellar concert lineup including Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three, Canaan Smith, Brooke Eden and emcee Storme Warren. All proceeds benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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DIERKS BENTLEY’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY “MILES & MUSIC FOR KIDS” – RIDES NOV. 1 AND IS STACKED WITH A STELLAR LINEUP

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Multi-Platinum entertainer Dierks Bentley has announced that his 10th Annual “Miles & Music For Kids” celebrity motorcycle ride and concert, will kick off CMA Awards week on Sunday, Nov. 1 in Nashville, TN.  Over the course of the event’s history, Bentley has raised more than $3 million dollars for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals across the country. This year, he will be joined by an all-star concert lineup including Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three, Canaan Smith, Brooke Eden and emcee Storme Warren.

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Dierks Bentley to Host ACM Charity Motorcycle Ride & Concert – Sat, April 18

imageThe Academy of Country Music announced today that 2015 leading male ACM Award nominee Dierks Bentley will host the ACM Charity Motorcycle Ride & Concert on Saturday, April 18. The ride will begin at two dealerships including Strokers Dallas in Dallas, Texas and Longhorn Harley-Davidson in Grand Prairie, Texas with performances at each location. Riders will end their journey at Maverick Harley-Davidson in Carrollton, Texas with a concert featuring full throttle performances by country music’s top artists.

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[Video] Dierks Bentley’s Miles And Music

Dierks Bentley performing at Miles and Music.

We recently attended Dierks Bentley’s Miles and Music, a motorcycle ride and concert benefiting The Monroe Carrell, Jr. Children’s Hospital in Nashville on September 28th.   What a great day for a motorcycle ride and music all in the name of charity! Continue Reading →

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