Dierks Bentley plans third disc
Thursday, July 27, 2006
– Dierks Bentley will release his third disc on Halloween. While the album has yet to be titled, the first single, "Every Mile a Memory," is the fastest rising single of the Phoenix native's career.
Bentley went platinum with his first two releases, the self-titled debut and "Modern Day Drifter." "Every Mile A Memory," written by Bentley, Brett Beavers and Steve Bogard, went for official radio adds last week, and this week is 24 on Billboard (moving up 10 spots on the chart) and 28 on R&R (up 6 spots from last week) proving to be the fastest-rising single of his career.
The "Every Mile A Memory" video hits the airwaves on GAC this weekend as a "BUZZ CLIP and will be a "HOTSHOT" debut on CMT beginning next Thursday. Filmed as part of a recent live concert DVD project, the majority of the video was shot at Denver's Fillmore Auditorium with additional segments from Nashville. The video was directed by London-based filmmaker Russell Thomas.
Since the release of "Modern Day Drifter" in May 2005, Bentley has become the youngest member of the world famous Grand Ole Opry, a CMA Horizon Award winner and most recently an ACM Top Male Vocalist award nominee. All three releases off "Modern Day Drifter" produced number one hits, two of which spent multiple weeks in the top spot ("Lot of Leavin' Left to Do," "Come A Little Closer" and "Settle for a Slowdown"). His debut included the hits "What Was I Thinkin?" and the follow-up "How Am I Doin'."
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