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Bentley visits Leno tonight

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 – Dierks Bentley will debut the lead and title track from his forthcoming bluegrass-influenced album "Up on the Ridge" on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno tonight.

The song, written by Bentley and Angelo Petraglia, features Petraglia on acoustic guitar, Sam Bush on slide mandolin and background vocals by Alison Krauss.

"This is the most fun I've ever had making music," said Bentley. "The songs, the production, the collaborations...everything came together so organically and naturally...it's been a blast. Now, we've got TV offers and a tour...I feel the same excitement and nervousness I felt when we were getting ready to release my first album six years ago."

The disc comes out June 8.

Bentley started his Up on the Ridge tour of 24 shows in 30 days this past weekend with sold out crowds in Portland, Ore.; Boulder, Col.; Colorado Springs, Col. and Austin. He continues on through May 22 with a final show at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.


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CD review - Black Dierks Bentley seems intent on expanding his musical boundaries, but he may have overreached too much in eschewing where he came from. That most evident by the dominating textured beats. Producer Ross Copperman and Bentley seem hell bent on injecting odd meters and sounds, sharp detours from past efforts. Unfortunately, the atmospheric beats muddy up the vocal delivery on "Freedom," a song that stretches far too long at almost four minutes. Bentley also channels U2 with its ...
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 ...


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