Dierks Bentley’s 17th #1 Leads to THE MOUNTAIN

DIERKS BENTLEY’S “WOMAN, AMEN” MARKS 17TH CAREER NO. ONE
WHILE THE MOUNTAIN CONTINUES TO CLIMB WITH CRITICAL PRAISE OF
“THE MOST COHESIVE COLLECTION OF HIS CAREER”

Bentley to Share New Music This Week on TODAY’s Summer Concert Series,
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, CBS This Morning,
iHeartCountry Album Release Party and Pandora’s Up Close

Multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley earns his 17th career No. One single with “Woman, Amen” today as its grateful message and anthemic chorus tops the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase/Country Aircheck singles charts this week. The lead single from his just-released ninth studio album THE MOUNTAIN, the track “hits Bentley’s sweet spot: a big, contemporary-sounding radio hit that carries a deeper message” (Washington Post) while serving as a “shimmering song of devotion,” (Billboard).

“Making THE MOUNTAIN with my fellow songwriters and musicians was such a creatively inspiring journey and it’s been so gratifying to share the culmination of that effort with the fans in the last few days,” said Bentley. “To see people genuinely connecting with the music in the way they have is the ultimate reward. Thank you to my collaborators and thank you to the fans for opening their hearts to this album. I love that these songs are making good traveling companions.”

As Bentley’s momentum rolls with THE MOUNTAIN, critics continue to praise “the introspective new album,” (The Tennessean).
“Marks one of the most joyful, brazen, and cohesive collections of his career.” – Entertainment Weekly

“The best representation of all his skills, from being a true fan of acoustic instruments like the mandolin and banjo, to raising a glass to his partying crowds and delivering arena-sized anthems.” – Associated Press

“Echoes the inspiring majesty of the Rockies. The Mumford & Sons-esque ‘Woman, Amen’ abounds with energy, while Brothers Osborne add flair to the rollicking ‘Burning Man.’ The simmering title-track and the rootsy, jubilant standout ‘Travelin’ Light’ exude organic authenticity.” – PEOPLE Magazine

“Bentley moves so effortlessly between radio-friendly country, bluegrass and rock on his new album that his skill becomes impressive and his serenity becomes contagious. Bentley seems unflappable as he tackles a variety of styles and topics, from the seductive ‘Nothing on But the Stars’ to the good-natured breakup in ‘Goodbye in Telluride.'” – Newsday

“Grapples with the low points of everyday existence, even when it’s conjuring mental images of the sun-bleached bacchanalia Burning Man. It’s full of gratitude for the past while reminding listeners that final moments can trigger new beginnings.” – Rolling Stone

“THE MOUNTAIN is a bit heavier, more contemplative and — surprise — completely devoid of ditties. Yet it is not without its joyful moments, and a positive spirit imbues the tracks.” – Billboard

After closing out last night’s stadium set at CMA Music Festival, Bentley heads to TODAY’s Summer Concert Series tomorrow (6/12 at 7:00A ET/CT on NBC), The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday (6/13 at 10:35P CT on NBC) and takes CBS correspondent Jan Crawford back to the studio in Colorado for CBS This Morning on Thursday (6/14 on CBS at 7:00A CT). Exclusive fan performances this week also continue with an iHeartCountry Album Release Party (6/12 at 9P CT via iHeartCountry’s YouTube) and at Pandora’s Up Close concert experience, both in NYC.

Reaching a new creative high, Bentley co-wrote 10 of the album’s 13 new tracks that are unified by themes of presence and positivity, and range in style from textured rock to acoustic folk, feeling both rooted and expansive at the same time. The Arizona native has amassed more than one billion digital streams, countless additional nominations from the ACM, CMA and Billboard Music Awards while earning 13 GRAMMY nominations – including at least one stemming from each of his last six albums. Bentley will continue to bring an “energy-packed atmosphere” (Washington Post) to venues and amphitheaters on his 2018 MOUNTAIN HIGH TOUR throughout the summer. For more information and a list of upcoming tour dates visit www.dierks.com.

Thomas Rhett Catapults Into 2017 Headliner Status

GRAMMY NOMINEE THOMAS RHETT’S UNSTOPPABLE YEAR
PROVES TO BE LIMITLESS AS HE HEADS FULL-THROTTLE
INTO HEADLINING STATUS FOR 2017

The CMA, ACM, Billboard Music and CMT Award-Winner Earns Praise from Critics while Dominating
Billboard, Mediabase, Spotify and Pandora Year-End Charts

Thomas Rhett to Cap-Off Monumental Year with Performance Slated for
“Dick Clark’s New Year Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” Live from Time Square on ABC

While Multi-PLATINUM artist Thomas Rhett garnered his first-ever GRAMMY nomination this week for Best Country Song with his record-breaking “Die A Happy Man,” he closes out an unparalleled year topping year-end radio, digital sales and streaming charts after earning continued commercial success and critical acclaim for his sophomore release TANGLED UP (The Valory Music Co.). With more than a dozen major award show nominations and trophies from the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, Billboard Music Awards, Broadcast Music Inc. and CMT Music Awards, his current single “Star Of The Show” off TANGLED UP DELUXE shoots up the Country radio charts as his fastest rising single to date. Thomas Rhett prepares to officially step into headliner status in 2017 on his HOME TEAM TOUR and at some of Country music’s biggest festivals alongside superstars including Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert.

Kicking off the year with his record-breaking 2X PLATINUM smash “Die A Happy Man,” Thomas Rhett became the first artist since Taylor Swift in 2008 to hold the No. one position on the Billboard Country Airplay charts for six weeks, additionally topping Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart for 17 weeks. He dominated the Nielsen “2016 Mid-Year List” as the most streamed song overall with more than 80 million streams and ultimately closed out the year as Billboard’s “Top Country Streaming Song of 2016.” Additionally, he is Billboard’s “2016 Top Country Digital Songs Artist,” Country Aircheck/Mediabase‘s No. One “Overall Artist of 2016,” Spotify’s “2016 Top 5 Most-Streamed Country Artists” and is the highest ranking of only two Country artist to make the Top 100 most “Thumbed-Up” songs on Pandora.

Thomas Rhett proved to push “the genre into exciting new territory” (New York Times) this year with national television performances on The Voice, TODAY, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night With Seth Meyers, CBS This Morning, CMT Crossroads: Nick Jonas and Thomas Rhett, The 50th Annual CMA Awards, The 51st Annual ACM Awards and hosted this year’s CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock. Thomas Rhett will celebrate the year with over one million people in Times Square as he performs live on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017 (ABC 12/31 at 8:00P CT).

On the road, Thomas Rhett brought his “retro, soul-inspired danceable mix of arena-sized tunes and hooky melodies” (Associated Press) as direct support for Jason Aldean’s 2016 WE WERE HERE TOUR while simultaneously tallying sold-out headlining shows throughout the country, including a historical stop at Atlanta’s Wild Bills where he was the first artist ever sell-out two nights. The undeniable fan connection also proved to be a “force to be reckoned with” (Daily Star) overseas with sold-out crowds in Belfast, London, Manchester, Glasgow and Amsterdam, earning the title as “Country music’s brightest new star” (BBC). On the horizon, Thomas Rhett’s first-ever headlining 2017 HOME TEAM TOUR with special guest Kelsea Ballerini and up-and-comers Russell Dickerson and Ryan Hurd will launch on Feb. 23 and has already seen sellouts in multiple markets including Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater.

As Thomas Rhett continues “his journey to stardom” (TODAY), this year his inaugural “Thomas Rhett & Friends” charity concert raised over $250,000 to benefit 147 Million Orphans. For more information and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit www.thomasrhett.com.