Dierks Bentley debuts new single
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
– Dierks Bentley will debut the fourth single "Trying To Stop Your Leaving" off his "Long Trip Alone" CD on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Monday, Jan. 28, the same day the single goes for adds at country radio.
Bentley returns to Los Angeles the following week for media appearances and events leading up to the Grammys, including a performance on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (Feb. 6), a guest appearance on E! Entertainment's late night talk show Chelsea Lately (Feb. 7), and a private pre-Grammy concert at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood (Feb. 8).
"We ended 2007 on a high note with our fifth number one hit, a CMA nomination for Album of the Year and four Grammy nominations," said Bentley. "It feels good to be going into 2008 with all that momentum behind a new single and a new tour."
The new single was written by Bentley, Jim Beavers and Brett Beavers. "There is a real sense of urgency and emotion in the story of this song," said Bentley. "I actually took some time off the road to make sure my voice was the strongest instrument in the room that day, and I'm really proud of this recording."
Bentley's "Throttle Wide Open" tour will kick off Feb. 14 in Gainesville, Fla. with openers Bucky Covington and Luke Bryan.
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