Bentley's "Bad Angel" video premieres
Friday, September 3, 2010
– Dierks Bentley will premiere the video for Bad Angel
featuring Miranda Lambert and Jamey Johnson off his bluegrass-influenced "Up on the Ridge" CD today on CMT.com.
The video was taped in front of a live crowd on Nashville's Lower Broadway and first aired Wednesday night as part of ABC's CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock special.
The track was also recognized this week with a CMA Awards nomination for Musical Event of the Year. Bentley picked up a Male Vocalist of the Year nomination and his CD nabbed a nomination for Album of the Year.
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