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Dierks Bentley’s Unpredictable 2nd Sold-Out Night at Red Rocks

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Photo Credit: Ryan Silver and Zachary Belcher

On his first-ever two night stand at Morrison, CO’s iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre,  Dierks Bentley once again demonstrated his unique ability to transition effortlessly between commercial success and artistic diversity. Stepping onto stage for his second consecutive sold out night, Bentley eagerly delivered his biggest hits and one-time-only performances including surprise guest and friends The Travelin’ McCourys.

Photo Credit: Ryan Silver and Zachary Belcher

Photo Credit: Ryan Silver and Zachary Belcher

“We have a lot of stuff going on tonight that doesn’t happen anywhere else,” Bentley told the crowd. “Red Rocks brings everyone together…you can’t treat this like any other show. Besides having all my fans, friends and family here, right now is a full circle moment for me. After moving to Nashville to play Country music, I walked into the Station Inn and saw these guys singing George Jones, Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard songs – but they were playing dobros, fiddles, banjos and mandolins. It was because of them that I found a foundation to build my music on. I had to bring them out tonight…the one and only The Travelin’ McCourys! Let’s make Red Rocks ring with some Bluegrass music!”

Following No. one hits including “Different For Girls,” a personal slideshow of photos during “Every Mile A Memory” and fan-favorite album cuts like “Black,” Bentley launched into Kris Kristofferson’s “Bottle To The Bottom” with the simultaneously progressive and traditional Bluegrass band The Travelin’ McCourys. Together, they next took on Bentley’s chart-topper “Settle For A Slowdown” before genres collided with an unexpected treatment of Avicii’s “Wake Me Up.” For the summer tour’s closing night, Bentley invited band, crew, family, friends as well as tourmates Randy Houser and Tucker Beathard to take the stage and ended the night with The Travelin’ McCourys transitioning “Drunk On A Plane” into Del McCoury Band’s “Baltimore Jonny.”

“There’s no other feeling like this,” Bentley shared with fans. “There are some big moments that happen for Country artists, and I remember one of those…selling out the Grizzly Rose. I think it holds something like 1200 people. So we kept working hard and sold-out the Fillmore, it was amazing. And then, you get the call to play Red Rocks. Let me tell you it’s one of those shows you look forward to your whole life. To think we’ve played here six times now and two sold out nights in a row is unbelievable. Thank you guys!”

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 to the Midwest beginning Oct. 13th to kick off the newly extended leg of the tour. For more information and a full list of tour dates, visit www.dierks.com.

Dierks Bentley Surprises Sold Out Crowd at Red Rocks

Photo Credit: Ryan Silver

Photo Credit: Ryan Silver

Current four-time CMA nominee Dierks Bentley embarked on the first of two sold-out nights at Red Rocks Amphitheatre tonight playing off the landmark’s three iconic walls, boldly opening with his bluegrass-inspired “Up On The Ridge.”  As family, friends and long-time supporters lined side-stage, Bentley wove seamlessly between his biggest party anthems like “What Was I Thinkin,’” “Drunk On A Plane” and “Somewhere On A Beach” and his weightier hits including “Riser,” “I Hold On” and “Different For Girls.”

“We’re all trying to hold it together here,” Bentley told the crowd. “This is my fifth time playing Red Rocks, but it gets more crazy and crazy every time. It’s not every night you get to play here, so I texted a friend to see if she could be part of tonight. She’s got one of the best voices in Country music and came all the way from Boston to be here tonight…Maren Morris y’all!”

Photo Credit: Ryan Silver

Photo Credit: Ryan Silver

Mid-way through the epic night, Bentley invited surprise guest Maren Morris to the stage for their haunting duet “I’ll Be The Moon” off his critically-acclaimed No. one album BLACK. The two harmonized on Morris’ “My Church” before Randy Houser joined to swap vices on “Bad Angel.” As the night rolled through Bentley’s jam-packed set and the capacity crowd sang back to hit after hit, fans ultimately demanded an extended set causing Bentley to break curfew.

“I’ve been waiting so long for this show and trying to think of ways to surprise you,” Bentley continued from stage. “I’ve told you about my friends and family who are here tonight, but I’m here for you fans.”

Photo Credit: Ryan Silver

Photo Credit: Ryan Silver

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 to Denver again tomorrow (9/27) before stops in the Midwest next week on the newly extended leg of the tour. For more information and a full list of tour dates, visit www.dierks.com.

Dierks Bentley Earns 15th #1 with “It’s Different for Girls”

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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 .

“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.

Top Country Tweets of the Week!

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10.a little fish…ing and then somewhere on a human beach towel in Boise. always feels like a hometown show there.

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9.Spent the day among giants. It was breathtaking.

8.Are you treenuts ready to party?

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7.Santorini is a dream…pull up a chair!

6.Bawled my way through Peter Pan tonight onstage. Wish I could go back & tell my 12 year old self this would be my life. Grateful and humbled

5.Thought I was renewing my drivers license online and ended up buying a book guide on renewing my drivers license!

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4.Thank you to the entire touring family for welcoming us in and lifting us up…

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3.Sometimes you gotta surprise her with flowers at the gym.

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2.Thanks to for the haircut! Was starting to get a little shaggy

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1.Strained intercostal muscles take this!!!!!!!! Can’t stop. Wont stop.

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