This is a favorite of mine off the album. What do you think of “Raise ‘Em Up?”
Multi-Platinum selling singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley returns to his hometown this week for a string of high-profile events leading up to football’s biggest night. He is kicking off the week on the golf course participating in the prestigious Waste Management Phoenix Open Annexus Pro-Am today. He’ll next host a star-studded Pre Super Bowl bash at his bar “Whiskey Row” (1/30) before taking the stage as part of CBS Radio’s stacked “The Night Before” lineup with Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line (1/31). The week will culminate on Super Bowl Sunday, where Bentley’s performance from the official NFL Tailgate will be televised as part of NBC’s pre-game show.
“It’s going to be a fun weekend in my hometown,” said Bentley. “There are a lot of country fans in the Valley and we are looking forward to taking over this week! I’m excited to have a lot of friends from Nashville in town and to be a part of some of the big events around the game.”
On the heels of his Super Bowl performance, Bentley will attend the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards airing Feb. 8 on CBS, where he received his 12th nomination with “Country Album of the Year” for his critically acclaimed “Riser.” The No. one selling album has already produced back-to-back hits “I Hold On” and “Drunk On A Plane,” making him one of only three country artists to earn two RIAA certified PLATINUM and No. one hits in 2014. He recently announced his 2015 SOUNDS OF SUMMER TOUR kicking off June 5 and running through the summer. For more information and a full list of appearances visit www.dierks.com.
Following the seven-week #1 success of Carrie Underwood’s GRAMMY®-nominated smash “Something in the Water” atop Billboard’s airplay/sales/streaming-based Hot Country Songs chart, the anticipation is already building for “Little Toy Guns,” the second single from her 25-song Greatest Hits: Decade #1.
Penned by Underwood, Chris DeStefano, and Hillary Lindsey, “Little Toy Guns” will be delivered to country radio digitally at 10 AM this Friday, January 30, for an official airplay impact date of February 17.
Also this Friday, the music video for “Little Toy Guns” will make its world premiere exclusively on Underwood’s Facebook page at 10 AM CT.
Right now, fans can visit her Facebook page to view a special trailer for the music video.
In anticipation of the Friday premiere, E! News will preview “Little Toy Guns” with a first-look video feature in their episode airing Thursday, January 29, at 6 PM CT (re-airing at 10 PM CT).
The video for “Little Toy Guns” was directed by PR Brown and produced by Steve Lamar for Lamar Bros TV.
“Little Toy Guns” is from Underwood’s chart-topping new album, Greatest Hits: Decade #1. Released December 9, the already-RIAA-Gold-certified collection also includes 18 of her previous #1 hits, together with four songs in never-before-released versions, as well as the smash first single, “Something in the Water.”
In addition to the seven-week #1 success of “Something in the Water” on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, which registers airplay, sales, and streaming, the song has won acclaim from fans and industry alike, recently #1 on Rolling Stone’s year-end social media readers’ poll of the “10 Best Country Songs of 2014.”
With sales now in excess of 800,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, “Something in the Water” has also earned Underwood a GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Solo Performance at the upcoming 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards.
The music video for “Something in the Water” is currently in its sixth consecutive week at #1 on GAC’s fan-voted Top 20 Country Countdown.
Underwood’s Greatest Hits: Decade #1 is available for sale here.
Eric Church is set to perform at the GRAMMY’s on February 8 and is nominated in every country category. It’s an exciting time for the country bad boy. Eric tells the Tennessean his wife, Katherine, is due to deliver their second child the week after the GRAMMY’s and she’s determined to go to the show in Los Angeles.
Eric says they’re working on flying her out just for the day. He says with such a full GRAMMY schedule, the last thing he needs to worry about is his wife going into labor in Los Angeles, but if she goes into labor in Nashville while he’s in L.A., that’s bad too. He says if she goes into labor on GRAMMY night, “That will be an interesting night for all of us.”
The GRAMMY’s will be broadcast live on CBS Sunday, Feb. 8th, from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).