Interview: Dierks Bentley on Watching Audiences React to His Emotional Songs: ‘I Have to Close My Eyes’
In a concert setting, Bentley admits he occasionally gets choked up by the deeper tracks. “I have to zone away or close my eyes so I can finish the song without going there as well.”
What’s the best way to get in the Super Bowl spirit right before this year’s big game? With a concert featuring some of the biggest stars in country music, of course.
The bluegrass legend will release his new album “Ralph Stanley & Friends: Man of Constant Sorrow” in January, and it’s loaded with special guests.
Dierks Bentley has seen a lot from the stage over the years, but one thing he has never witnessed is someone puking on his stage. That is, until a show last week.
Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan and Brad Paisley will headline FarmBorough, a three-day festival set to take place June 26-28, 2015 on Randall Island.
Bentley joins headliners Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton for the 2015 festival that takes place July 23-26 in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin.
Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton have been tapped to headline the 2015 Stagecoach country music festival in California next April. See the complete lineup.
The Miles & Music for Kids benefit had Bentley and friends ride their motorcycles throughout Nashville before ending the day with a concert at Riverfront Park.
On Dierks Bentley’s new single “Say You Do,” he’s no longer lamenting being left at the altar.
Taking place Sept. 8 in Nashville, the ACM Honors is an annual showcase paying tribute to special award recipients including Carrie Underwood, Toby Keith, Kris Kristofferson and the late “Cowboy” Jack Clement.
The singer just announced that he’ll be extending his Riser Tour for a second leg with Randy Houser, Eric Paslay and Tim Hicks as openers.
Las Vegas has gone country. Today (July 17), the inaugural Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival was announced and the lineup includes A-list artists like Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley and Brandley Gilbert.
Dierks Bentley will hop on a motorcycle again this September for his ninth annual Miles & Music for Kids celebrity motorcycle ride and concert. The event will include performances by Randy Houser, Kip Moore, Jon Pardi and Chris Young.
From the pain of a George Jones classic and the simple joys of the Judds, on up to the determination of Dierks Bentley to move ahead even as he ‘holds on,’ these ten songs show different shades of nostalgia in contemporary country music.
From Hank Williams moaning that there’s “A Tear in My Beer” on up to Toby Keith’s “Red Solo Cup,” Kenny Chesney’s “Beer in Mexico” and even recent single “Bartender” from Lady Antebellum, drinking has been a favorite topic in country music.
Toby Keith, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, George Strait, Merle Haggard, Hunter Hayes and The Band Perry are just some of the artists who perform on their own or alongside members of the military during tonight’s “All-Star Salute to the Troops.”