Dierks Bentley becomes a real man of genius
Monday, May 5, 2008
– For those who didn't already realize it, Dierks Bentley is a real man of genius. Well almost. Bentley is the newest addition to Anheuser Busch's "Real Men of Genius" advertising campaign in a spot that will begin airing nationally this month.
"Getting a 'real men of genius' spot is pretty much the pinnacle for a dude that likes to drink beer, and I've had to nurse a lot of hangovers over the years to reach this status," jokes Bentley. "It is pretty funny to be on the same list as 'Mr. Restroom Toilet Paper Refiller' and 'Mr. Push Up Bra Inventor,' not to mention 'Mr. Tiny Thong Bikini Wearer' and 'Mr. Bass Plaque Maker.'"
This is the second year Bud Light has supported Bentley's arena tour, which finished its spring leg last Thursday in New Mexico. Bentley is only the third country artist to be sponsored by the adult beverage giant - George Strait and Tim McGraw are the others.
Bentley is currently on a promotional tour to support his first hits collection "Greatest Hits//Every Mile A Memory 2003 - 2008" with stops in 10 major U.S. cities and upcoming performances on Today (May 7) and Jimmy Kimmel Live (May 15).
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