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Dierks Bentley makes the rounds

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 – Dierks Bentley will make the media rounds next week on radio and TV when his new CD, "Feel That Fire," is released.

Bentley kicks things off on Feb. 1 with an NPR "Mountain Stage" set in Charleston, West Va., before heading to New York City for a Feb. 3 performance of the top five lead single and title track on NBC's Today and a Feb. 5 stop at Live with Regis and Kelly on ABC. He will return to TODAY later on the morning of Feb. 5 for the week's second appearance and additional couch time.

Bentley has also will give a pre-race concert at NASCAR's Bud Shoot Out at the Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 7 live on FOX, as well as a late night performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Feb. 11. GAC will present an all access pass to Bentley's life on and off the road with its one hour special Dierks Bentley: Feel That Fire premiering Jan. 29.

Race fans will be able to catch Bentley as he hosts CMT's NASCAR-themed "Supercharged Weekend," beginning this Friday and featuring a countdown special to the world premiere of The Ride Of Their Lives, a CMT/NASCAR film about drivers.

Bentley will also make time for radio visits and fan events in Washington D.C. (Feb. 2), Philadelphia (Feb. 4) and Tampa (Feb. 6).

"I know everybody always says it, but I really mean it when I say that this is the best album I've ever made...we came off the road for the first time in six years and took our time to make sure it was just right," said Bentley. "I'm not the kind of guy, who wants to go into the studio every two years and just keep putting out more of the same. I really wanted to change our initial approach to the recording process...do it in more of a rock and roll, or an old outlaw kind of country way. Use your guys; go in the studio; take the clock off the wall. Now, my passion has totally shifted to getting these songs heard by everybody."

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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: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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