09/03/2014

DIERKS SCORES FIVE CMA NOMINATIONS!

DIERKS BENTLEY BREAKS OUT AS 2014'S "RISER" SCORING FIVE NOMINATIONS THIS MORNING FOR THE 48TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS

Bentley is Most Nominated Male Artist with nods including “Male Vocalist of the Year” and "Album of the Year"

Nashville, TN – September 3, 2014 – Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley is the most nominated male artist for the 48th Annual CMA Awards. Bentley was nominated in the following categories: Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year for RISER, Song of the Year for “I Hold On,” Single of the Year and Music Video of the Year, both for country music’s biggest song of the summer, “Drunk On A Plane.”

The five nominations follow a multi-week No. one at country radio with Bentley’s smash hit, “Drunk On A Plane,” which was named one of the “10 Best Country Songs of 2014” by Rolling Stone. It is the second consecutive No. one hit off his critically acclaimed album RISER on Capitol Records Nashville, which continues to earn praise from critics.  

"He sounds gritty and time-tested... the catchiest choruses country has heard in a while. Even after seven albums, Bentley finds new ground on Riser, and it's fertile." – Billboard

"On his latest, Riser, Dierks Bentley again elevates himself above the rest of the country pack." - People

 “The chiming guitars and slow-boiling melodies add a simmering passion to Bentley’s distinctive vocal and writing style…the singer/songwriter continues to bring a much needed heft to country music."  - Associated Press 

After a summer of capacity crowds in amphitheaters and selling out live shows across the country, Bentley is preparing to wrap the first leg of his headlining 2014 RISER TOUR, which has been extended into the fall with an additional 20-plus dates through the year. For more information visit www.dierks.com.