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

Watch Dierks Bentley’s Breathtaking “Black” Music Video Now

DIERKS BENTLEY TRAVELS TO REMOTE LOCATIONS IN ICELAND
FOR CINEMATIC FOUR DAY MUSIC VIDEO SHOOT

“BLACK” FIXATES TIME READERS WITH SEDUCTIVE CLIP
FEATURING BENTLEY’S WIFE CASSIDY BLACK

TIME Names Bentley’s “Biggest Undertaking Yet” As “Stunning”

 As GRAMMY nominee Dierks Bentley continues “following his muse to wherever it might take him—with the sky as the literal limit” (Esquire), he finds himself halfway across the world in remote areas of Iceland in the debut of his epic music video for “Black” on TIME. Over a four day shoot featuring breathtaking landscapes, stunning supernatural effects and incredibly intimate moments with his wife Cassidy, Bentley visually sets the tone for “the sexiest songs of his career” (Associated Press, Rolling Stone).

“We’ve been talking about Iceland as a location since before I even released the album last year, but I never thought we’d actually go. The next thing I know, there’s a shoot booked and we are standing on the side of a glacier half-dressed,” laughed Bentley. “The crew wasn’t kidding around….it was four long, cold days in some really treacherous conditions. We were on a lot of the same locations that ‘Game Of Thrones’ and the Star Wars films have shot, and it’s just crazy what those people go through every day. I had the idea of putting my wife in the video, which is totally taking her out of her comfort zone, but I just couldn’t imagine doing a video for this song without her in it and she reluctantly agreed…but then totally NAILED it. It wouldn’t have been genuine without her. I think the end result is something really special, and it was a trip of a lifetime for everyone involved.”

To watch the video TIME calls “stunning” and Bentley’s “biggest undertaking yet,” click here: http://ti.me/2j7RJcr

“As a performer and ambassador for the genre, Bentley has been a steadfast star, and one that continues to take risks that pay off” (USA TODAY) which continues to be evident and cemented with “Black’s” critical acclaim.

“A sultry bedroom ballad that allowed him to frame the entire album around the story lines of love, loss and heartache.” – AP

“The sexy title-track describes an all-consuming love as if it weren’t so different from a black hole.” – People

“Rich with detailed lyrics only made even more vivid by Bentley’s rasp.” – Esquire

“It’s mood music, sometimes playing as smooth as a seduction but better suited for moments of introspection when you’re surrounded by a crowd and need to isolate.” – AllMusic

Bentley is known for getting “stronger and stronger with every release and is one of the few artists that can go from bluegrass to country” (Billboard) as he recently released his eight studio album BLACK, which ranks as the best selling debut of Bentley’s career. After debuting at the No. One position on Billboard’s Top Albums Chart and Top Country Albums chart, the critically-acclaimed album has already spawned two No. One hits, the PLATINUM certified chart-topping hit “Somewhere On A Beach” and GOLD and GRAMMY nominated “Different For Girls” featuring Elle King. Bentley has now amassed 15 No. one songs, 13 GRAMMY nominations and is a recent CMA Award winner for Vocal Event of the Year. “The bluegrass picker, the love song singer and the stadium rocker all packaged together” (Associated Press) has been a Grand Ole Opry member for over a decade and will launch his 2017 WHAT THE HELL WORLD TOUR next week on Jan. 19 in Dayton, OH. For more information and a full list of tour dates, visit www.dierks.com.

Dierks Bentley’s Stand Out ‘Different For Girls’ Marks 15th #1

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DIERKS BENTLEY TOPS THE CHARTS WITH
“DIFFERENT FOR GIRLS” (FEAT. ELLE KING)
AND CLAIMS 15TH CAREER NO. ONE HIT

“Stand Out Track” Resonates With Fans And Earns
GOLD Certification By The RIAA

Hailed as “King of the Breakup Song,” Dierks Bentley notches his 15th career No. One with the thought-provoking “Different for Girls” (featuring Elle King) on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase radio charts this week. Dubbed as a stand out track by The New York Times, Rolling Stone, PEOPLE and StereoGum, the CMA nominated song simultaneously strikes GOLD certification by the RIAA and becomes the second consecutive No. One hit off his critically acclaimed album BLACK (Capitol Records Nashville).

“This is one of those ‘once-in-a-career’ songs, and I’m so glad we decided to take a risk and release it as a single,” said Bentley. “I wish I had documented the life of this song from when I heard the demo for the first time, to calling up Elle and flying to Austin to record with her, to seeing it grow and become a giant part of our live show. Being part of Elle’s first No. One country song is a really cool thing too. She ‘celebrates’ every day, but this actually gives us a real excuse to have some cocktails and toast all the people who helped give this song such an incredible life – from the songwriters to Country radio to the fans!”

Known for “traveling his own path…Country music’s most relatable star” (Esquire) shows his depth and diversity as an artist with four CMA nominations in the Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of The Year, Vocal Event of the Year and Video of the Year categories. Bentley will bring the “foot-stomping, fist-pumping good time” (Arizona Republic) of his 2016 SOMEWHERE ON A BEACH TOUR across the northwest this weekend (9/22 in Puyallip, WA; 9/23 in Kennewick, WA; 9/24 in Missoula, MT). The tour was recently extended into the fall with arena dates scheduled through the end of October. For more information and a full list of tour dates, visit www.dierks.com.

Dierks Bentley Tackles Primetime TV with Diverse Range of Performances

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DIERKS BENTLEY’S DEPTH AND DIVERSITY
ARE PRIMETIME THIS WEEK AHEAD OF
SOLD-OUT SHOWS ON THE WEST COAST

Bentley’s CMA Nominated “Different For Girls” Climbs the Top 5 On The Radio Charts

“Country music’s most relatable star” (Esquire) Dierks Bentley has a full week ahead with national television performances that showcase his depth and diversity across all major broadcast networks. Ahead of the Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl rematch against the Carolina Panthers tomorrow (9/8), the multi-CMA nominee will perform the anthemic album cut “Freedom” off his No. One album BLACK during the 2016 NFL KICKOFF PRESENTED BY HYUNDAI (NBC & NFL Network at 7:30P ET on 9/8) pregame festivities. He will perform that same track, as well as honor Glen Campbell, on CBS’ broadcast of 10th Annual ACM Honors the following night at 9:00P ET. Additionally, Bentley was tapped to reimagine David Bowie’s “Heroes” with Keith Urban and Little Big Town during the 5th Annual Stand Up To Cancer telecast (ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC at 8P ET on 9/9).

Bentley’s “game-changing” (Taste Of Country) single “Different for Girls” with friend Elle King climbs up the Top 5 at Country radio after receiving a CMA nomination last week for “Musical Event of the Year.” As a top nominee with four total nods, Bentley was also recognized in the “Album of the Year” category for his No. One selling and critically acclaimed BLACK, “Male Vocalist of the Year” and “Music Video of the Year” for his Platinum multi-week No. One summer anthem “Somewhere On A Beach.”

This weekend Bentley will bring his “massive summer trek” (Entertainment Weekly) to the West Coast with capacity crowds (9/9 in Mountain View, CA; 9/10 in Irvine, CA; 9/11 in Chula Vista, CA) on his 2016 SOMEWHERE ON A BEACH TOUR. Bentley has extended the run with additional arena dates through the end of October with Randy Houser and Drake White. For more information and a full list of tour dates, visit www.dierks.com.