DIERKS BENTLEY PAVES THE PATH TO THE MOUNTAIN WITH “SHIMMERING” (BILLBOARD) LEAD SINGLE “WOMAN, AMEN”

 

DIERKS BENTLEY PAVES THE PATH TO THE MOUNTAIN WITH
“SHIMMERING” (BILLBOARD) LEAD SINGLE “WOMAN, AMEN”

The Soaring Track Is Available Now and Makes Its Television Debut Tomorrow on
The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley found himself instantly intrigued with the idea of “Woman, Amen” when it was thrown out during a Fall co-write with songwriters Josh Kear and Ross Copperman. The result is a deeply sincere and personal message of love and gratitude made universal and then freed to soar with signature acoustic instrumentation and a full-throated anthemic chorus. Available now at Country Radio and with all digital partners, Bentley will perform the lead track from his next studio album THE MOUNTAIN tomorrow on The Ellen DeGeneres Show (1/18, check local listings).

“My wife and our relationship has been the one constant element in my life over all the ups and downs of my career and personal life,” shared Bentley. “Our journey together has made me the man I am today. I doubt my heart would even recognize the old me. This song addresses that in the most direct possible way. The personal gratitude expressed in the lyrics, mixed with a track that leans heavily on some bigger sounds, is the perfect way to introduce the album.”

Since moving to Nashville, Bentley has brought a distinguishable grit and songwriting prowess to his recordings, and he’s consistently recreated his sound with a fearlessness that has won him both critical acclaim and commercial viability. Billboard gives breadth to his latest evolution with a video glimpse into the epic landscapes of Colorado and the studio atop a Telluride mesa where the song was recorded. To watch and listen to the full track, click here: http://bit.ly/2DoWOcY

Last week, NPR previewed new music from THE MOUNTAIN (Capitol Records Nashville), which will be released in early 2018. “He pursues themes of questing and self-actualization across a wide-open terrain of arid deserts and rugged ridgelines, cactus flowers and tumbleweeds” (NPR) as the writing process came together quickly when Bentley returned to Telluride a short time later for a retreat with fellow Nashville songwriters. Guitars, banjos, mandolins and fiddles are given room to shine, and integrated into modern drum and bass sounds that will fuel the arenas and amphitheaters on the road. He has become a fixture in country music amassing 17 No. One singles, dozens of nominations including those from the ACM, CMA, GRAMMY and Billboard Music Awards while serving as a Grand Ole Opry member for over a decade. For more information on new music and upcoming appearances, visit www.dierks.com.

DIERKS BENTLEY’S NINTH ALBUM THE MOUNTAIN SET TO ARRIVE IN EARLY 2018

DIERKS BENTLEY’S NINTH ALBUM THE MOUNTAIN SET TO ARRIVE IN EARLY 2018

Fans Can Unlock More Details And Exclusive Content With A Key To THE MOUNTAIN
Available Now On Dierks.com

Bentley Will Go Live On All Social Media Platforms at 12pm CT Today To Chat With Fans

For PLATINUM singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley, there was something entirely captivating about performing this past summer at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Surrounded by his musical heroes, deep in the box canyon of the Colorado mountain town, the course was set for the creative process of Bentley’s ninth studio album, THE MOUNTAIN (Capitol Records Nashville), which will be released in early 2018.

The writing process came together quickly when Bentley returned to Telluride a short time later for a retreat with fellow songwriters Natalie Hemby, Luke Dick, Ross Copperman, Jon Randall, Jon Nite and Ashley Gorley. The bulk of the album’s songs, including the title track were written during that week, which Bentley describes as the most inspiring creative experience he’s ever had.

“Telluride just makes you want to reach for your guitar,” described Bentley. “We all went out there and got completely off the grid…out of our normal element and the grind that happens on Music Row and it was, from the very get-go, magic. We’d wake up every morning, grab a coffee, take the gondola up, watch the sun come up over the mountains, and by 8:30 we were writing. We just wrote non-stop.”

Just two months later, Bentley returned to Telluride with his production team including producers Ross Copperman, Jon Randall, and executive producer Arturo Buenahora Jr., along with an array of musicians to record those songs in a small studio atop a mesa outside of town. Guitars, banjos, mandolins, and fiddles are given room to shine, and they’re integrated into modern drum and bass sounds that will fuel the arenas and amphitheaters of Bentley’s 2018 tour. Known for his rare ability to blend styles, Bentley once again expertly weaves ambitious, complex sounds and material, reflective of his own personal journey as a man, husband, father and performer.

“Obviously, the songs were written and recorded in the mountains. But it’s the mountain that we’re all faced with every day, and the struggle to put one foot in front of the other even when things are hard, that we all have in common. Looking back now, I think we were all searching for hope and optimism when we were writing this music.”

“Arizona-born, arena-headlining singer and songwriter Dierks Bentley has gotten along just fine in this environment by delivering rustic romps even as he allows himself room for artistic exploration,” NPR adds in anticipation of the new music. For a first look from Telluride, click here: http://bit.ly/2CM4kuO

Fans who pre-order the album now on Dierks.com will receive a Key to THE MOUNTAIN that will unlock extra tracks, bonus videos, special merchandise and VIP experiences with Bentley on his 2018 tour. Today, Bentley will go live across all native social media platforms at 12:00P CT to give fans more insight behind THE MOUNTAIN. Questions can be submitted until 11:00A CT using the hashtag #themountain on Twitter. For more information, visit www.Dierks.com.

Dierks Bentley Collects 3rd #1 Off BLACK in 1 Year

DIERKS BENTLEY’S HIGHLY PERSONAL SONG
“BLACK” BECOMES THIRD CONSECUTIVE
SINGLE TO HIT NO. ONE EXACTLY ONE YEAR
SINCE THE ALBUM’S RELEASE

BLACK Leads The List of Country Albums This Year
to Produce Three PLATINUM or GOLD Singles

Exactly one year since the release of Dierks Bentley’s eighth studio album BLACK (Capitol Records Nashville), the title-track reaches the top spot on the Mediabase radio chart today. Marking his 16th career No. One, the already GOLD-certified single is the third consecutive No. One off the “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.

“‘Every single we’ve put out this year has been a really important piece of the story of this album, but ‘Black’ is the one that’s really the cornerstone of the whole project, and it’s about my wife. Watching this one rise to the top of the chart is extra sweet,” said Bentley.

Country radio, music fans and critics alike recognize “Bentley is his own brand” (OC Register), as he 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) on his 2017 WHAT THE HELL WORLD TOUR.

“Whatever trends come and go, Bentley will always be there as an anchor point for the genre.” – The Plain Dealer

“Bentley has solidified himself as one of Country’s most consistent stars, with No. One songs, platinum albums and high-profile tours.” – Baltimore Sun

“He’s after the out-of-the-box lyrics, the sounds that defy country conventions, ones that simultaneously look back to country’s outlaw past while forging ahead into new terrain.” – Hartford Courant

“At his shows, Dierks Bentley is always ready to take fans on a wild ride.” – Washington Post

“Had the audience singing along at top volume…working the crowd with the charismatic brand of showmanship that’s made him one of Country music’s most exciting entertainers” – Arizona Republic

Bentley’s 2017 WHAT THE HELL WORLD TOUR with special guests Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi heads to the East Coast this weekend (Hartford, CT, 6/02, Mansfield, MA, 6/03, Holmdel, NJ, 6/04). For more information and a full list of tour dates, visit www.dierks.com.

DIERKS BENTLEY’S “ALBUM OF THE YEAR” NOMINATED BLACK SHINES WITH GOLD CERTIFICATION

DIERKS BENTLEY’S “ALBUM OF THE YEAR”
NOMINATED BLACK SHINES WITH
GOLD CERTIFICATION

Alongside Commercial and Radio Success,
Critically-Acclaimed BLACK Garners Nine Major Award
Show Nominations Leading Into ACM Awards

 As multi-PLATINUM artist Dierks Bentley “continues to take risks that pay off” (USA Today), his eighth studio album BLACK (Capitol Records Nashville) has earned GOLD certification by the RIAA today. Validating Bentley’s ability “to combine commercial and critical success” (Nashville Scene), the new certification makes it the only ACM “Album of the Year” nominated project to reach this mark.

After garnering nine nominations from the ACM, CMA and GRAMMY Awards and debuting at the No. One position on Billboard’s all-genre Top Albums Chart and Top Country Albums chart, the praise for Bentley’s “most fully-formed LP of his career” (TIME) 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).

“Stronger and stronger with every release and is one of the few artists that can go from bluegrass to Country.” – Billboard

“We can always count on him to contribute some emotionally deft ballads and subtle bluegrass touches alongside the alcohol-fueled rousers.” – Music Aficionado

“Effortless balances of radio-ready polish, traditional flavor and artistry.” – Houston Chronicle

BLACK’s “deeply erotic title track” (Salt Lake Tribune) has been hailed as one of “the sexiest songs of his career” by the Associated Press and Rolling Stone, and is currently climbing the Top 20 on the radio charts. It follows’ BLACK’s two No. One hits, the PLATINUM certified chart-topping hit “Somewhere On A Beach” and the GOLD, GRAMMY nominated and CMA-winning “Different For Girls” featuring Elle King.

Bentley has now amassed 15 No. one songs, 13 GRAMMY nominations and continues to sustain “the role of up-for-anything party-starter that has long seemed to fit him like a glove” (Tampa Bay Times) on the road. Bentley’s 2017 WHAT THE HELL WORLD TOUR with special guests Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi continues to sell out