Nashville, TN – June 19, 2013 – On a short break from the Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley: Locked & Reloaded Tour dates, award-winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley is headlining some of the summer's biggest festivals with a hit-packed show that has the capacity crowds on their feet from the first notes of "Am I the Only One" at the top through the final patriotic chants of the crowd with the emotional closing song "Home." With eight years of tireless touring under his belt, Bentley has hit a new stride that's catching attention from coast to coast. "From the initial response from the crowd, he wasn't the only one who wanted to have a little fun. The Capitol recording artist continued to keep up the intensity throughout his performance, and with a long history at radio -- including ten number ones -- he was able to keep the hits coming." - Billboard "…it’s hard to imagine many country stars topping Bentley, who soon made use of every inch of his big two-tier stage." - The Oklahoman "Talk about getting things started in a rip-roarin’ fashion…Dierks Bentley gave the space a big opening that will be hard to match." - St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Bluegrass, outlaw and honky-tonk music and lyrics were better represented on Saturday night than has been typical for recent country shows…” – The Roanoke Times "Bentley took crowd participation to new levels, seemingly touching every hand in the pit, allowing a female crowd member to strap on and strum his guitar, and tossing another ax to an audience member to take home." - The Reading Eagle "His own energy level running flat out the whole time, Bentley used every square foot of the gigantic concert stage. Sometimes he’d start out singing at one end of it, and end up singing on a microphone at the other end, or up on risers at the back of the intricate stage set, or out at the end of the runway. He definitely gave the audience a show." - Times Record News Bentley kicked off summer with the release of “Bourbon In Kentucky,” the lead single off his upcoming seventh studio album RISER, due out later this fall, and he will pick back up in July on the Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley: Locked & Reloaded Tour through October. Since moving to Nashville, Bentley has forged his own artistic path in an industry built predominantly on formula. He has mixed elements of modern country, classic country, bluegrass and rock, maintaining an unmistakable identity while constantly reinventing his sound. His album HOME debuted at No. 1 and spawned three consecutive chart-topping hits, marking 10 career No. 1 songs for Bentley as a singer and songwriter. His five previous studio albums have sold more than five million copies, garnered 11 GRAMMY nominations and earned him an invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry. For more information, visit www.dierks.com.
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