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Bentley legs out another tour

Monday, August 11, 2014 – Dierks Bentley announced that a second leg has been added to his 2014 Riser Tour. The 20- city run begins Oct. 2 in Stockton, Cal. and runs through the end of the year with special guests Randy Houser and Eric Paslay on the U.S. dates and Houser and Canadian artist Tim Hicks on the stops north of the border.

Fans can now purchase tickets for the first announced dates at www.dierks.com with more details to be revealed over the next few weeks.

"It's going to be tough to top this summer, but every night I get more excited and don't want this run to end. I'm just living in the moment as much as I can and taking it all in...it really has been the best summer of my life," said Bentley. "I'm looking forward to having Randy, Eric and Tim out on the road for the next leg...all three of them are crazy talented."

Cities on the tour are: Stockton, CA, Fresno, CA, Las Vegas, NV, Boise, ID, Missoula, Mont., Edmonton, AB Saskatoon, Canada, Calgary, Canada, Winnipeg, Canada, Ottawa, Canada, Fargo, ND, Bismark, ND, Brookings, S.D., Hershey, PA, Bethlehem, PA, Uncasville, CT, Utica, NY, Huntington, WV, Roanoke, VA, Baltimore, Ottawa, Canada, Hamilton, Canada, Oshawa, Canada and London, Canada.

Bentley has a hit on his hands with "Drunk on a Plane" from his disc "Riser." Houser released his Stoney Creek Records album "How Country Feels" last year and has enjoyed chart topping hits with "Runnin' Outta Moonlight" and "Goodnight Kiss." His new single, "Like A Cowboy," is the fourth release from "How Country Feels" and was written by Houser and Brice Long.

EMI recording artist Eric Paslay released his self-titled debut album February featuring his number one hit single "Friday Night" and current Top 15 single "Song About A Girl." He has penned five number one hits including "Friday Night," "Rewind," "Even If It Breaks Your Heart," "Barefoot Blue Jean Night" and "Angel Eyes."

Multiple 2014 CCMA Award nominee Tim Hicks has achieved four Top 10 singles in Canada, two Juno Award nominations and his third Gold-certified single. Hicks has enjoyed success with his sophomore album, "5:01." In 2013, Hicks became the number 1 highest selling digital Canadian Country Artist of the Year, as well as the Most Played Debut Artist overall at Canadian Country radio.

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Riser CD review - Riser
Change was in store for Dierks Bentley when it came to recording his seventh album, "Riser." On the personal front, he lost his father and added to his family, clearly affecting the subject matter of his latest. On the musical front, he traded long-time producer Brett Beavers, producer of every disc except "Up on the Ridge," for Ross Copperman, who has enjoyed more success as a writer, including several previous tracks for Bentley. Bentley embraces current trends in country »»»
Up on the Ridge CD review - Up on the Ridge
Dierks Bentley takes a left, turn, sort of, on his fifth studio disc. Bentley has built a solid reputation as a country artist with a slew of hits and catchy songs with edge. But here, Bentley goes bluegrass or at least 12 songs steeped in that sound. This is nothing new for Bentley, who previously has recorded bluegrass songs. Much to his credit, Bentley does not come off as a dilettante, but, instead, someone who feels comfortable with the music from the lead-off title track to the closing sad »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Henry comes out the other end a better man – Joe Henry mentioned at the outset that this show was not only the record release celebration, but also the anniversary - to the day - of when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Although the songs from this fine new album do not address his illness directly, they many times touch upon the big issues of human existence (life, death and the meaning of it all).... »»»
Concert Review: Turner pleases the traditionalists – Josh Turner is a hard-working citizen, a man of faith and a loyal father and husband. He also happens to be one of the youngest members inducted to the Grand Ole Opry. In short, he is the embodiment of country music's champion of the everyman. This night was special for him. He was celebrating an anniversary with his wife and his 18th with his label MCA.... »»»
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