12/07/2009

Dierks Bentley & Patty Griffin To Appear on Tuesday's Lopez Tonight

Dierks Bentley has been tapped as the first country artist to perform on late night’s hottest new show Lopez Tonight on Tues., Dec. 8 at 10pm CST on TBS. Bentley will be joined by special guest Patty Griffin for a performance of “Beautiful World,” recently nominated for a 2010 GRAMMY Award in the “Country Collaboration with Vocals” category.

Written by Bentley, Brett Beavers and Jim Beavers, the poignant “Beautiful World” is about recognizing there are two ways to look at your reality and appreciating life despite the daily delivery of bad news.

“It’s a fine line to walk because you don’t want to act like everything is great when it’s not, but the point is that if you choose to believe in something, hopefully your beliefs will lead to action.  Patty’s voice adds so much depth that I can’t even remember what the original version sounded like,” explains Bentley.  “It’s really cool that the Lopez folks are going to let us perform it on their show…it will be the first time Patty and I have ever performed it live together.”

“Beautiful World” was recently offered as a free download through CMT ONE COUNTRY in support of Bentley’s national “Miles & Music for Kids” charity event.  Check out the exclusive video featuring Griffin below.