Award winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley prepares for the release of his sixth studio album HOME with fan events, television appearances and exclusive album release shows in support of the disc, out Tues., Feb. 7. Bentley will officially kick off release week at the ‘home’ of country music, the historic Ryman Auditorium, with a special album release show today. Tonight's sold out performance will also mark the last concert played on the current stage of the landmark venue before it undergoes renovation.
Bentley will start on the east coast and move west over the course of the week visiting fans in Boston on Feb. 4, Baltimore on Feb. 5, New York on Feb. 8, Chicago on Feb. 9, Denver on Feb. 10 and Phoenix on Feb. 11. Throughout the cross-country trip, he'll make time to appear and perform on NBC’s TODAY on both Feb. 6 and Feb. 7 and The Late Show with David Letterman on Feb. 8, where he’ll follow the TV taping with a full set for their popular webcast program Live On Letterman from the famous Ed Sullivan Theatre. The week will cap off in Los Angeles with the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 12 and a performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Feb. 15.
"We worked so hard and spent so much time writing and recording this album," said Bentley. "Now we get to criss cross the country and get it in the fans' hands…I'm sure I'll be running on adrenaline the entire time. I've got a few surprises planned along the way too. Kicking it all off tonight at The Ryman…there's nothing better than that!"
Bentley's versatility as a writer shines on the new disc that has already produced the rowdy No. one hit “Am I The Only One." He penned the good-time chart topper, as well as the disc’s spiritual anchor and title track "Home," which caught early attention from National Public Radio critics for the authenticity of its lyrics. Last week, it was nominated for ACM's coveted "Song of the Year" award. The new project also features special guests including Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild and bluegrass icons Sam Bush and Tim O'Brien. Over his diverse career, the CMA winner has sold over five million albums, scored eight No. one hits at country radio and collected 10 GRAMMY nominations.
In a month's time, Dierks will set sail for Australia, for his tour with duet partner and good mate Lee Kernaghan, and headline the Saturday night at CMC Rocks the Hunter 2012. If you haven't got your tickets yet, grab 'em now!
DIERKS BENTLEY & LEE KERNAGHAN
AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
Friday 9th March - Empire Theatre, Toowoomba QLD
Tickets at empiretheatre.com.au or call 1300 655 299
Saturday 10th March - Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane QLD
Tickets at ticketek.com.au or call 132 849
Tuesday 13th March - Palais Theatre, Melbourne VIC
Tickets at ticketmaster.com.au or call 136 100
Thursday 15th March - Canberra Theatre Centre ACT
Tickets at canberratheatrecentre.com.au or call 02 6275 2700
Saturday 17th March - CMC Rocks the Hunter 2012
Tickets at cmcrocks.com.au or call 1300 923 314
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