The CMT Crossroads featuring Dierks Bentley and OneRepublic will air on Friday, March 21st at 10/9c on CMT. Here’s a little something to hold you over! Check out their performance of “Counting Stars.”
Dierks Bentley is a longtime fan of The String Cheese Incident, so when he arrived at Tropical Nights in Riviera Maya Mexico a day early, it was only fitting that the two Bands play a song together. After an introduction by Bill Nershi of The String Cheese Incident, Bentley said:
“This is a huge dream come true for me; I love these guys and love what they do. We are so excited to sing a little bluegrass song with these guys tonight!”"
Don’t FORGET! Fans can catch Bentley take the stage for CMT Crossroads: OneRepublic and Dierks Bentley airing March 21 at 9:00P CT on CMT. For more information and for a full list of tour dates, visit www.dierks.com.
After making his inaugural trip to the UK and Ireland in early 2013 for the CMA Songwriter’s Series with Kristian Bush, Brett James, and Bob DiPiero, RCA Records Nashville artist Chris Young is packing his bags for another hop across the pond in March to perform back-to-back dates at the C2C Festival. On March 15 he’ll take the stage in Dublin, Ireland then travel to London, England on March 16 for the closing date of the festival. The 28-year old will then join Braid Paisley as the “Beat This Winter” tour hits international turf for shows in Stavanger Norway (3/19), Oslo, Norway (3/22), Gotteborg, Sweden (3/23) and Stockholm, Sweden (3/25) before heading home at the end of the month.
“Last year we had some lost luggage issues to start off the trip, so I’m really hoping my bags make it with me this time,” jokes Young. “I’m really excited to be returning to Europe! It’s so great to see so many fans in other countries and always cool to see them singing along with my songs, even if it hasn’t been a single.”
Chris’ new single, “Who I Am With You,” from his recently released album A.M., is making an immediate impact at country radio and with critics. After wrapping up Brad Paisley’s BEAT THIS WINTER TOUR, Chris will join George Strait on select dates in April before hitting the road with Dierks Bentley on the RISER TOUR beginning in May. For all the latest information on Chris Young, visit http://chrisyoungcountry.com/
With his seventh studio album RISER, award-winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley has earned the No. one position on the Billboard Country Albums chart this week. Riser also marks his fifth career debut in the top spot on the country charts.
While USA Today awarded thealbum four out of four stars, critics across the country also chimed in to praise Riser for its depth and artistry with the Washington Post commending the singer/songwriter for “excelling outside the bro-zone.”
“On his latest, Riser, Dierks Bentley again elevates himself above the rest of the country pack.” - People
“The chiming guitars and slow-boiling melodies add a simmering passion to Bentley’s distinctive vocal and writing style…the singer/songwriter continues to bring a much needed heft to country music.” – Associated Press
“Dierks Bentley is here to save country music.” – Washington Times
“…revitalizes country music on his greatest album yet.” – Country Weekly
“Dierks Bentley has built impressive success– 10 number one songs– on bedrock concepts that feel more quaint all the time: musicianship, emotional integrity, and hard work. Those elements again make themselves known on his stirring seventh album ‘Riser.’” – Boston Globe
“Bentley bares his soul in meditations on love and loss, death and rebirth.” – USA Today
This whole album is not Nashville conveyor belt country, and nor is it just chasing hit singles. It is a bunch of the most personal and emotion-filled songs of Dierks’ career to date.” – Maverick
Up next, Bentley will head across the Atlantic for shows at Dublin and London’s O2 arenas (3/14 and 3/15) before launching his 2014 RISER TOUR on May 9 in Charlotte, NC. Fans can catch Bentley take the stage for CMT Crossroads: OneRepublic and Dierks Bentley airing March 21 at 9:00P CT on CMT. For more information and for a full list of tour dates, visit www.dierks.com.
The Bobby Bones Show started their Pimpin’ Joy Week today, March 3rd and will continue through the 7th. On the heels of the program’s one-year anniversary entertaining Country radio listeners nationwide, as well as being co-honored with the 2014 Academy of Country Music Award in the “National On-Air Personality of the Year” category, the week-long celebration will feature special guest appearances and live performances by Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen, Sheryl Crow, Gloriana, Thomas Rhett, Charlie Worsham ,A Great Big World and others.
Created by The Bobby Bones Show, which launched nationwide on Country radio in February 2013 and currently reaches more than two million weekly listeners on more than 60 stations, Pimpin’ Joy is a movement dedicated to inspiring people to choose joy, spread happiness, and do good things for others. It was first launched to honor co-host Amy and her mother Judy, who has been battling Cancer for two years. Throughout their struggle, both women made a conscious effort to not let hardship or difficulty cause them to lose hope or positivity in their lives – instead, they choose to be happy, pass on joy, and influence others to do the same.
To date, thousands of supporters have shared their Pimpin’ Joy efforts via Twitter and Instagram using #PIMPINJOY. In addition, Country artist Walker Hayes recently wrote and dedicated a song to the effort called “Joy Like Judy,” which can be heard below.
Bones stated, “It’s awesome to see the Country community come together for a cause that is so important to us and our listeners. There is too much negativity in the world today, and this week is all about making a conscious effort to choose joy, and promote happiness.”