Bentley becomes first country act on Lopez, sings with Griffin
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Bentley becomes first country act on Lopez, sings with Griffin

Monday, December 7, 2009 – Dierks Bentley becomes the first country artist to perform on late night's new show Lopez Tonight on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 10 p.m. central on TBS. Bentley will be joined by special guest Patty Griffin for a performance of Beautiful World, nominated last week for a 2010 Grammy Award in the "Country Collaboration with Vocals" category.

Written by Bentley, Brett Beavers and Jim Beavers, the song is about recognizing there are two ways to look at your reality and appreciating life despite the daily delivery of bad news. "It's a fine line to walk because you don't want to act like everything is great when it's not, but the point is that if you choose to believe in something, hopefully your beliefs will lead to action. Patty's voice adds so much depth that I can't even remember what the original version sounded like," said Bentley. "It's really cool that the Lopez folks are going to let us perform it on their will be the first time Patty and I have ever performed it live together."

Bentley is wrapping up 2009 with a string of headlining west coast dates this week, hitting the Wiltern in Los Angeles on Dec. 9, followed by a 2-night stand in Las Vegas on Dec. 10 and 11 and Winterhaven, Cal. on Dec. 12.

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