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Bentley releases new single today

Monday, March 21, 2011 – Dierks Bentley is introducing his sixth Capitol Nashville studio project with Am I The Only One, shipping to radio today. Fans can stream the song this week through Bentley's social networks and can purchase through iTunes beginning March 29.

"We just kicked off the Jager Tour this past weekend, and the song is already killing it out there," said Bentley. "The fans are singing the second and third choruses with fists in the air. I decided to stage dive Saturday night and by Sunday night in Pittsburgh the fans were crowd surfing before I even hit the stage. They haven't been shy about letting me know that I'm not the 'only one.' We recorded a lot of fun, uptempo songs for the new record, so we're going to be rocking the whole year."

Written by Bentley, Jim Beavers and Jon Randall, the new song was recorded at Echo Mountain Studio in Asheville, N.C., where Bentley and the other musicians lived and recorded 15 songs for the new project in 5 days. More than 35,000 fans tuned in and streamed the recording process that Bentley made available to them through a 24-hour web cam.

Bentley's next CD will be out later this year, although no release date has been set.

Bentley will debut the song on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno next Tuesday, March 29. He will also perform the new song the following day on CBS' The Talk and the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards live from Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3 where he is nominated for "Album of the Year."

Bentley is headlining the 30-city 2011 Jagermeister Country Tour, which treks to Lewiston, Maine, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Reading, Pa. and Westbury, N.Y. this week. The tour runs through mid-May and features special guest Josh Thompson and Miss Willie Brown.

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