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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