05/25/2010

Miles & Music For Kids - Atlanta

Dierks continued his nationwide "Miles & Music for Kids" celebrity motorcycle ride and concert series with a stop in Atlanta this past weekend, raising $70,000 for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Special thanks to Drivin’ N Cryin’, Jeff Foxworthy, Josh Thompson, Chris Janson, Corey Smith, T.J. Edmond & The Beggars’ Guild, Shotgun Lover and Josh Mayfield for taking the time to come out!
05/21/2010

Dierks Bentley Will Wrap Sold Out Up On The Ridge Tour With Final Show At The Historic Ryman Auditorium This Saturday

Country music maverick Dierks Bentley’s UP ON THE RIDGE tour wraps this Sat. with a sold out crowd at the Historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. The concert will feature special guests including the Punch Brothers and Del McCoury and will be filmed for an upcoming television special. Bentley hit 24 cities in the last 30 days, selling out across the country as he previewed music from his bluegrass-influenced UP ON THE RIDGE disc out June 8. Each night Bentley was flanked on stage by the scorchi
05/14/2010

On "The Thread": Monday, May 17

Get ready for the Waymore Blues this Monday! Every country music artists loves Waylon Jennings, and Dierks is no exception. Listen in as Dierks talks about his friendship with Waylon's widow, Jesse Colter, and plays songs that marked highlights in Waylon's career. Dierks Bentley hosts The Thread on 650 AM WSM radio every Monday at 2pm CST. You can listen online at www.wsmonline.com.
05/14/2010

Washington Post: Up On The Ridge Album Review

From the Washington Post: Dierks Bentley veers into bluegrass territory on new album 'Up on the Ridge' Washington Post By Geoffrey Himes Friday, May 14, 2010 On his new album, "Up on the Ridge," Dierks Bentley eschews mainstream country for a stringband sound. For the project, he recruited such stars as Alison Krauss and Kris Kristofferson. With seven No. 1 country singles, Dierks Bentley has earned a lot of clout on Music Row. And with it, he has pursued a project he always dreamed of
05/13/2010

Detroit Free Press: Up On The Ridge Album Review

Dierks Bentley takes a risk on his rootsy new album BY BRIAN McCOLLUM DETROIT FREE PRESS POP MUSIC WRITER When you're reigning atop your music field, you've got two ways to go. You can keep playing it safe, trying not to disrupt a good thing. Or you use your leverage to take some risks, hoping to pull fans along on your adventurous ride. If you're in the latter camp, you've got a friend in Dierks Bentley, the platinum-selling country radio fave who's decided to take a dramatic detour. B
05/10/2010

Dierks To Participate In Nationally Televised Telethon For Nashville Flood Aid This Sunday, May 16

Dierks will join the star-studded lineup for Music City Keep On Playin' - A Benefit For Flood Relief, which is the first nationally-televised telethon for Nashville flood aid. Other performers include Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum, Rodney Atkins, Kellie Pickler, CeCe Winans, Jaci Velasquez and Will Hoge. Music City Keep On Playin' will be broadcast live and commercial-free on GAC this Sunday, May 16 from 8-10pm EST. Tickets to the live event at the historic Ryman Auditorium are availab
05/07/2010

On "The Thread": Monday, May 10

Dierks loves country music from the 50's. Starting with 1950, go "Strollin' the 50's" with Dierks as he threads together #1 songs from each year. You'll not only hear great music, but you'll get an education in this important era of music history. Dierks Bentley hosts The Thread on 650 AM WSM radio every Monday at 2pm CST. You can listen online at www.wsmonline.com.
05/06/2010

Artist Lineup Announced For Miles & Music For Kids Benefit in Atlanta

With over $1.2 million raised so far, Dierks Bentley is continuing his nationwide "Miles & Music for Kids" celebrity motorcycle ride and concert series with a stop in Atlanta on Sun., May 23. Presented by Nationwide Insurance, proceeds from the event will benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Guests joining Bentley for the cause include Drivin’ N Cryin’, Josh Thompson, Cody Canada of Cross Canadian Ragweed, Chris Janson, T.J. Edmond & The Beggars’ Guild, Shotgun Lover and more to be announced soon.
05/02/2010

Due To Dangerous Flooding & Road Closures, UP ON THE RIDGE Tour Dates Scheduled For Knoxville, TN And Charlottesvile, VA Cancell

Due to extreme flooding, power outages and road closures in Nashville, Dierks Bentley is canceling his “UP ON THE RIDGE” concert dates scheduled for tonight in Knoxville, TN and Mon. night in Charlottesville, VA. Tickets purchased for both shows will be refunded. “For the safety of my band, crew and their families back here in Nashville, we are parking the buses and not going to try and attempt the trip east to Knoxville and Charlottesville,” explains Bentley. “As much as we'd love to be playing musi
04/30/2010

On "The Thread": Monday, May 3

Tune in Monday for the second "The Thread" show dedicated to Lower Broadway in Nashville! Lower Broadway is its own history book, and Dierks has his own page! Dierks tells the story of when he and other now-famous artists started performing there. He will play some of the songs you'll hear blaring from honky tonks as you venture down the legendary street. Dierks Bentley hosts The Thread on 650 AM WSM radio every Monday at 2pm CST. You can listen online at www.wsmonline.com.
04/26/2010

Dierks Bentley To Debut Title Track From New Album UP ON THE RIDGE On The Tonight Show With Jay Leno On Tuesday, April 27

Dierks Bentley will debut the lead and title track from his forthcoming bluegrass-influenced album UP ON THE RIDGE on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tues., April 27. The track, written by Bentley and Angelo Petraglia, features Petraglia on acoustic guitar, Sam Bush on slide mandolin and background vocals by Alison Krauss. “This is the most fun I’ve ever had making music,” says Bentley. “The songs, the production, the collaborations...everything came together so organically and naturally...it’s be
04/23/2010

On "The Thread": Monday, April 26

Coming up this Monday on The Thread: Keith Whitley has been a huge influence on Dierks and his music. Listen in to hear Dierks pick select songs Keith Whitley songs and talk about Keith's life in song. Dierks Bentley hosts The Thread on 650 AM WSM radio every Monday at 2pm CST. You can listen online at www.wsmonline.com.
04/16/2010

On "The Thread": Monday, April 19

Coming up this Monday on The Thread: Marty Robbins was born in Maricopa County, Arizona, only a few miles from where Dierks is from. It was only natural for Dierks to dedicate an hour of music to and about another home town boy that successfully made his county music journey to Nashville. Dierks Bentley hosts The Thread on 650 AM WSM radio every Monday at 2pm CST. You can listen online at www.wsmonline.com.
04/14/2010

Dierks Bentley Adds Artists to Dallas-Fort Worth "Miles & Music For Kids" Benefit

Dierks Bentley announced today just a few of the famous Texas artists joining his “Miles & Music for Kids” celebrity motorcycle ride and concert in Dallas-Fort Worth on Sun., Apr. 25. Joining Bentley for the post-ride jam at Billy Bob’s Texas will be Brandon Rhyder, Kristen Kelly & The Modern Day Drifters and Roger Creager along with a few more surprise guests. All proceeds will benefit the Children’s Medical Center Dallas and Cook Children’s Medical Center of Fort Worth. Registration will begin at t
04/09/2010

On "The Thread": Monday, April 4/12

This Monday on "The Thread," listen in to hear "The Thing About" Don Williams, a recent inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Listen to Dierks talk about what Don's music means to him, and enjoy an hour of songs from the man they call the Gentle Giant. Dierks Bentley hosts The Thread on 650 AM WSM radio every Monday at 2pm CST. You can listen online at www.wsmonline.com.
04/06/2010

Dierks Bentley To Release His Bluegrass-Influenced Fifth Studio Album UP ON THE RIDGE on June 8, 2010

Dierks Bentley will release his artistically daring, acoustic new album UP ON THE RIDGE on June 8, 2010. His fifth Capitol Nashville studio project is steeped in the bluegrass and roots music that moved Bentley to become a country musician in the first place. The lead single and title track, inspired by time spent on a plot of land in rural Tennessee, will be released to country radio on April 12. “I fell in love with this kind of music the first time I
04/05/2010

Dierks Stops In Atlanta For Nationwide "Miles & Music For Kids" Series

Dierks Bentley is continuing his nationwide "Miles & Music for Kids" celebrity motorcycle ride and concert series with a stop in Atlanta on Sun., May 23. Presented by Nationwide Insurance, proceeds from the event will benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. The ride will depart Killer Creek Harley-Davidson (11480 Alpharetta Highway in Roswell) and travel to the picturesque Lake Lanier Islands Resort (7000 Holiday Road in Lake Lanier Islands), culminating with a special concert on the beach. Ticke