Flocks of Riser Birds began descending on Nashville this week to help announce country music star Dierks Bentley’s ninth annual “Miles & Music for Kids” celebrity motorcycle ride and all-star concert scheduled for Sun., Sept. 28 in Nashville, TN. Randy Houser, Kip Moore, Jon Pardi and Chris Young have been tapped as the first artists to take part in the event, which has raised over $2.5 million to date for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country. Presale tickets are available beginning July 9 on www.dierks.com and general public tickets go on sale this Fri., July 11 at 10:00A CT. Continue Reading →
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Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley and OLE SMOKY® TENNESSEE MOONSHINE® announced today that they will join forces in a multi-year partnership across tour, media and digital platforms. First up, for Bentley’s RISER TOUR, which kicks off tonight in Charlotte, NC, the moonshine maker will provide a tailgate party for fans in a throwback 1920’s style saloon with a modern country vibe featuring signature OLE SMOKY® drinks, music and specialty merchandise at participating venues.
“When I first moved to Nashville, I lived down at the Station Inn and really dove head first into the bluegrass community…I used to beg my way into pickin parties with those guys because I was eaten up with that sound and that lifestyle. And when you surround yourself with banjos and fiddles, there’s bound to be some shine there too,” said Bentley. “All of that influenced who I am and the music I make today. Ole Smoky is a great partner for me and my fans out on the RISER tour this year…they’re going to help us get the party started early out in the parking lot and set the tone for a rowdy night.”
“We are thrilled to be launching our partnership with Dierks Bentley as he starts the RISER tour,” said Joe Baker, founder of Ole Smoky Moonshine. “Just like Ole Smoky, the tour is about bringing people together who love country music and having fun. We can’t wait to see the fans dancing, laughing and sharing their stories over our moonshine.”
Seven albums into one of country music’s most-respected and most-unpredictable careers, award-winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley continues to grow. His latest evolution comes in the form of his critically acclaimed and No. one selling album RISER. Throughout his career, Bentley has mixed elements of modern country, classic country, bluegrass and rock, maintaining an unmistakable identity while constantly reinventing his sound. His six previous studio albums have sold more than five million copies, notched 11 chart-topping singles and earned 11 GRAMMY nominations, countless CMA, ACM and CMT nominations and membership at the Grand Ole Opry. Bentley’s headlining 2014 RISER TOUR with special guests Chris Young, Chase Rice and Jon Pardi continues through the summer. For more information and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit www.dierks.com.
About Ole Smoky®Tennessee Moonshine®
Currently, Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine nationally retails ten flavors of moonshine made using authentic East Tennessee recipes, jarred and shipped directly from the company’s famed Gatlinburg distillery. The Ole Smoky Moonshine™ distillery, known as The Holler™, is America’s most visited distillery and produces the brand’s signature flavors. Original Moonshine, White Lightnin’™, Moonshine Cherries™, Peach Moonshine, Apple Pie Moonshine™, Blackberry Moonshine, Strawberry Moonshine, Lemon Drop Moonshine™ and Charred Moonshine™ are available selectively in 49 states and Canada. Pineapple Moonshine is available in Tennessee, California and Hawaii only. Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine can be found at local retailers and is sampled and sold at some of the biggest music and sporting events in the country. True to its roots, each Ole Smoky Moonshine flavor is born from the hand-crafted recipes of the Tennessee families who have been filling moonshine jars and jugs in the Smoky Mountains for more than a century. For more information about the brand, please visit www.olesmoky.com.
ASCAP and Music Row came together on Tuesday, April 29th to celebrate “I Hold On,” which hit the top of the charts earlier this month to become Dierks Bentley’s 11th career #1 single as an artist and a songwriter. The hit marked the 16th chart-topper for ASCAP co-writer Brett James, and producers Ross Copperman and Arturo Buenahora were also congratulated in front of a packed crowd at the Pour House in Nashville. Publishers Combustion Music and Warner/Chappell Music, and label Capitol Records Nashville were also on hand to celebrate the group.
“I Hold On” was released in late 2013 as the lead single from Bentley’s seventh studio #1 album, Riser, and was recently certified Gold in the US and Canada. Riser’s second single, “Drunk on a Plane,” was released to country radio on April 21st and has already been named “Nashville’s freshest, funniest party song” (Star Tribune).
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 more than 500,000 members representing over 9 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. www.ascap.com
“When I was in my 20’s, I could only afford a lawn ticket to the big shows because I had to save my money for beer once I got in the gate,” laughed Bentley. “This is a cool way to give the fans an opportunity to get up closer to the stage and maybe even get them involved in the show. I just can’t wait to get out there and get it going!”
DIERKS BENTLEY TO PERFORM AT THE AXIS POWERED BY MONSTER AT PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINO ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 1
Award-winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley will bring his RISER 2014 tour to The AXIS Powered by Monster at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Friday, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. The country superstar will be joined by special guests Chris Young, Chase Rice and Jon Pardi. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, May 9 at 10 a.m.
“This tour is the culmination of everything I’ve been working on for the past two years, both out on the road and in the studio recording RISER,” said Bentley. “The guys opening the show and getting the party started all know how to put on a great live show, and when it comes time for my set, I can promise that we are going big! I have never been more excited about a tour.”
Tickets range in price from $37 – $75, plus applicable tax and fees, and may be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or in-person at The AXIS box office at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
See what critics had to say about Dierks Bentley:
“On his latest, Riser, Dierks Bentley again elevates himself above the rest of the country pack.” – People
“Dierks Bentley is here to save country music.” – Washington Times
“Bluegrass, outlaw and honky-tonk music and lyrics were better represented on Saturday night than has been typical for recent country shows.” - The Roanoke Times
“Bentley took crowd participation to new levels…” – The Reading Eagle
About Dierks Bentley:
Bentley lifted the tour name from his newly-released studio album RISER. Its title track is a song about resilience and determination and sets the tone of the album demonstrating a new artistic depth and an extra level of intensity for Bentley. Throughout his unpredictable career, Bentley has mixed elements of modern country, classic country, bluegrass and rock, maintaining an unmistakable identity while constantly reinventing his sound. His last album HOME debuted at No. one on the Billboard Country Album Charts and spawned three consecutive chart-topping hits, marking 11 career No. one songs for Bentley as a singer and songwriter. His five previous studio albums have sold more than five million copies and earned 11 GRAMMY nominations, countless CMA, ACM and CMT nominations and membership at the Grand Ole Opry.
About Chris Young:
Declared “one of country music’s most reliable hitmakers” by USA Today, Chris Young continues to deliver with five No. one singles, four highly acclaimed albums and Grammy, CMA, ACM and CMT nominations to his credit. The 28-year old is lighting up audiences across the country in 2014 with his latest single, “Who I Am With You.”
About Chase Rice:
Within a few short years of moving to Nashville, Chase Rice has established himself as a rising star with sold-out shows across the country and the chart-topping success of his new EP Ready Set Roll and single of the same name.
About Jon Pardi:
California native and Capitol Records rising country star Jon Pardi brings all the energy of his boisterous live show to his debut album, Write You A Song. Pardi’s Bakersfield-influenced, straight-forward brand of country prevails in Top 10 hit “Up All Night,” “Missin’ You Crazy” and his latest raucous tune, “What I Can’t Put Down.”
THE AXIS POWERED BY MONSTER
The AXIS Powered by Monster is the newly-renovated 7,000-seat theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, which opened on Dec. 27, 2013 with the venue’s first artist-in-residence, Britney Spears and her show,“Britney: Piece of Me.” Partnered with the world’s leading promoter of live entertainment, Live Nation Entertainment, The AXIS marks Live Nation’s first significant alliance with a venue of this size in Las Vegas. Through its exclusive, long-term partnership, Live Nation is dedicated to securing an impressive set of resident headliners and top touring acts to the venue. With a nod to the growing importance of nightlife to the Las Vegas visitor experience, The AXIS also features in innovative dance floor and VIP table seating concept that allows guests a one-of-a-kind concert experience that is made even more exceptional by the nightlife-oriented service provided by Drai’s Management Group.
PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINO
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is the newest member of the Caesars Entertainment family in Las Vegas and is a full partner in Total Rewards™. With 2,500 beautifully designed guest rooms and suites showcasing some of the best views in town, Planet Hollywood encompasses more than 100,000 square-feet of gaming, several lounges, ten restaurants including Gordon Ramsay BurGR, KOI, Strip House, the award-winning Spice Market Buffet and LA’s Pink’s Hot Dogs, and the Planet Hollywood Spa by Mandara. The resort is also home to one of pop music’s biggest superstars Britney Spears’ brand new show, “Britney: Piece of Me.” The property is encircled by Miracle Mile Shops with more 170 specialty stores and restaurants. For more information, visitwww.planethollywoodresort.com. Find Planet Hollywood on Facebook and follow onTwitter.
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Award-winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley’s driving “I Hold On” has officially been certified GOLD in the US by the RIAA for digital sales of over 500,000 downloads and simultaneously received GOLD certification by the CRIA in Canada. Released on Capitol Records Nashville, RISER’s lead track set the pace recently topping both radio charts, becoming Bentley’s 11th career No. one single as both a singer and songwriter.
Bentley is following up RISER’s GOLD single with “Nashville’s Freshest, Funniest Party Song” (Star Tribune), “Drunk On A Plane.” Fans can catch Bentley out on his headlining 2014 RISER TOUR for opening weekend in Charlotte, NC (5/9) and Raleigh, NC (5/10) next week. For a full list of tour dates, visit www.dierks.com.
Award winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley ascends to 40,000 feet with the release of his new single “Drunk On A Plane,” available at country radio now. Written by Josh Kear, Chris Tompkins and Bentley, the track is country music storytelling at its best as the narrator is left standing alone at the alter but finds the strength to forge ahead on a hilarious solo trip to Cancun.
“I have never been jilted at the altar, but I have had a marriage proposal rejected….all you can do is pray there’s a good return policy for the ring, get drunk and carry on,” laughed Bentley. “Whether I have the band with me on stage or it’s just me and my guitar, the fans love this song, and they catch on to the choruses immediately. It’s a fun song, but when you really listen, there’s also an underlying lonesomeness which is what makes it different that a lot of the other uptempo songs I’ve put out.”
“In the middle of his new album ‘Riser’ comes Nashville’s freshest, funniest party song of the past two years. His fiancé bailed and he had two weeks of vacation and nonrefundable tickets for the honeymoon, so he’s getting mile-high drunk en route to Cancun.” – Star Tribune
“Catchiest chorus Nashville has heard in a while.” – Billboard
“He’s released his share of party-friendly hits, and his new album Riser does feature a song called ‘Drunk on a Plane.’ But Bentley has always been more nuanced and reflective than his fellow country bros, and Riser’s best moments are heartfelt and personal. Even ‘Drunk on a Plane’ is full of regret…” – Las Vegas Weekly
“Bentley’s often shown a sly sense of humor, and it surfaces on the entertaining ‘Drunk on a Plane,’ which manages to turn a poignant portrait of heartbreak into a party song.” – Associated Press
Country Weekly is giving fans a behind the scenes look at the making of “Drunk On A Plane” from the studio and on the road. To watch, click here.
“Drunk On A Plane” is the second single off Bentley’s No. one album RISER on Capitol Records Nashville, which has already seen its lead single “I Hold On” top the country radio charts, marking Bentley’s 11th career No. one as both an artist and songwriter. Next month, Bentley will kick off his headlining 2014 RISER TOUR on May 9 in Charlotte, NC. For more information on new music and upcoming tour dates, visit www.dierks.com.
Each of singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley’s six previous albums has a unique sound reflecting his creative state of mind at that particular moment in time. The story continues on Feb. 25, 2014 when Bentley will release RISER, a country project grounded in lyrical substance with a new sonic power that spotlights Bentley’s distinctive gravelly voice, one of the most original and recognizable in the genre. Continue Reading →
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