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Jul 9

Dierks Bentley Announces 9th Annual “Miles & Music for Kids”

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Dierks Bentley photo by Nino Munoz, courtesy of The Green Room.

Dierks Bentley’s Riser Bird symbol invaded Nashville this week to help announce his 9th annual “Miles & Music for Kids,” a celebrity motorcycle ride and all-star concert. Set for September 28 in Nashville, Kip Moore, Chris Young, Randy Houser and Jon Pardi will take part in the event which has raised over $2.5 million to date for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country. All proceeds will benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

“The Riser Bird symbol we’ve been using to represent this album has really come to mean something to my fans,” Bentley said. “I’ve been hearing stories about it on the road. People are getting tattoos of it. It’s a symbol of strength and resilience, and I think it’s perfect to extend into what we do for Miles & Music, especially when we are talking about the history of the event, the bikers and fans who come out every year to support it and most importantly, the children and their families being treated at Vandy. [The] Riser Bird Movement that started this week is a cool way to get the community involved in a deeper way…. It’s been fun to see it start to spread across town.”  Continue Reading

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Jul 2

Country Stars Define Patriotism

As the Fourth of July approaches, country stars are taking time to reflect on what it means to be patriotic. To them, being patriotic means show their support for our servicemen and women.

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Kip Moore photo by Stephen Shepherd, courtesy of UMG Nashville.

For Kip Moore, his family ties to the military help him stay humble. “I’m a very, very patriotic person, proud of the country that I live in, and I’m very proud of what those guys do for us each and every day, and I don’t take it for granted one bit,” he said. “My grandparents were in the military, fought wars, and I’ve seen the battle that they go through, just the horror of remembering things. When I start to think that I’m halfway tough, I realize how I’m not one bit when I talk to soldiers when I’m out, and realize the things that they go through. I can’t imagine facing what those guys face every day.”

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Dierks Bentley‘s patriotism is tied to both his support of our military and the country he sees from the windows of his bus. “I’m extremely patriotic,” he said. “I love this country, and I love the history of this country. I read books on this country. I spend my time on the road traveling physically throughout the country. The soldiers and their families are constantly on my mind. We work closely with the Wounded Warriors Project. We think about this stuff all the time.” Continue Reading

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Jun 18

Dierks Bentley Takes on “Kenny Chesney” Role as Tour Headliner

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Dierks Bentley photo by Nino Munoz, courtesy of The Green Room.

Dierks Bentley is spending his summer on the road, headlining his RISER Tour. Although Dierks had played countless shows over the course of his career, he can’t remember ever having this much fun.

“I just love it, man; it’s the best summer of my life,” he told Taste of Country. “Just getting out there and getting a chance to be in that Kenny Chesney role… you know, where you’ve got the younger guys underneath you, and you get the chance to kind of show them how you do the road, and try to be as accommodating, and make sure they’re having a great time and they’re having fun out there — I just love being in that position.” Continue Reading

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Jun 6

CMA Fest: HGTV’s Lodge Hosts a Star-Studded Lineup

Kip Moore on stage at the HGTV Lodge

Kip Moore on stage at the HGTV Lodge – Photo courtesy of Getty images.

In the heart of downtown Nashville, amongst honky-tonks and tents, sits a 2,400 square-foot wooden building called “The Lodge.” Great American Country’s sister network, HGTV, wanted to connect country music fans with their favorite artists in a more intimate setting. With autograph signings, a mobile device recharging station, a $5,000 cash giveaway and live musical performances from Kip Moore, Dierks Bentley and Rascal Flatts, the HGTV Lodge offers CMA Music Festival-goers the ultimate country music experience.

Suzanne Alexander, from Great American Country’s Daily Countdown, hosted Friday’s Top 20 Country Countdown on site at The Lodge. She also hosted the musical performances on Thursday. Nan Kelly will appear at The Lodge on Saturday and Sunday.

Suzanne Alexander at the CMA Festival HGTV Lodge

Top 20 host Suzanne Alexander – Photo courtesy of Getty images.

Fans are encouraged to share their experiences at The Lodge via Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags #lovehgtv and #lovemusic.

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Jun 5

Dierks Bentley, Easton Corbin and More Discuss Fan Appreciation

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Dierks Bentley photo by Nino Munoz, courtesy of The Green Room.

CMA Music Festival is all about the fans. It gives them the chance to get up close and personal with their favorite artists. In turn, it also gives stars the chance to meet their fans one on one and let them know how much they appreciate their support. For Dierks Bentley, it’s also a chance to catch up with old friends. “I know a lot of the early fans by name, because we played a lot of shows at a lot of small venues where we’d be around a lot after the shows,” he said. “I’m not gonna say her name, but she has a dog print of Jake on her shoulder, with my name in the middle of the tattoo. That’s a big deal when somebody gets your name tattooed on part of their body. It’s kind of a scary thing, because it’s kind of a lifelong commitment.” Continue Reading

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May 20

Dierks Bentley’s RISER Documentary Now Available on Hulu

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Dierks Bentley photo by Nino Munoz, courtesy of The Green Room.

Following screenings across the country and overseas, Dierks Bentley’s documentary, Dierks Bentley: RISER, is now available for streaming on Hulu. This is the first time Hulu has featured a modern country artist. Directed by Wes Edwards and produced by Ruckus Films, the full-length film gives fans a glimpse into Dierks’ life on the road, in the studio and at home with his family.

The film documents the ups and downs following the death of Dierks’ father, through the birth of his first son, the story that inspired his latest album, RISER.  “From the birth of his son to the death of his father, Dierks Bentley has been through a lot lately, and his introspective new LP is proof,” Billboard recently said. “He sounds gritty and time-tested…questions life’s meaning with some of the strongest lyrics he’s ever recorded.” Continue Reading

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May 15

Watch Dierks Bentley’s Hilarious “Drunk On A Plane” Music Video

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Dierks Bentley photo by Nino Munoz, courtesy of The Green Room.

Dierks Bentley has released a hilarious new music video for “Drunk On A Plane.” Enlisting the help of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Funny or Die, the video debuted on the comedy website Monday morning, the first time a music video has ever appeared on the site. Directed by Wes Edwards and filmed at Air Hollywood in Los Angeles last month, Dierks enlisted comedians, actors, band members and friends to help bring the song’s lyrics to life aboard RISER Air.

“We added some of this footage to the screens for tour, and I have a hard time not turning my back to the crowd to watch it myself…so many hilarious moments,” Dierks said. “There are a few subplots working underneath the main story that totally crack me up…if you watch it a couple times, you start to pick up on more funny details. Wes did an incredible job…again!”

Watch the video on www.funnyordie.com. Continue Reading

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May 6

Dierks Bentley Gives Fans The Chance To “Rise Up Line Up”

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Dierks Bentley photo by Nino Munoz, courtesy of The Green Room

Dierks Bentley has launched a unique interactive program to allow fans the opportunity to “Rise Up Line Up” for upcoming dates on his RISER Tour. The program will roll out in each tour market over the coming weeks on Dierks.com and Facebook.com/dierksbentley and gives fans the chance to earn points and move to the front of the virtual line to wine upgraded tickets.

“When I was in my 20′s, I could only afford a lawn ticket to the big shows because I had to save my money for beer once I got in the gate,” Dierks said. “This is a cool way to give the fans an opportunity to get up closer to the stage and maybe even get them involved in the show. I just can’t wait to get out there and get it going!” Continue Reading

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Apr 29

ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute To The Troops Features Soldiers & Stars

Chris O'Donnell & LL Cool J

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 18: Actors Chris O’Donnell (L) and LL Cool J attend the 2011 CBS Upfront at The Tent at Lincoln Center on May 18, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

The Academy of Country music and dick clark products have announced additional information on the servicemen and women from the United States Armed Forces who performed with some of country’s biggest stars during ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute To The Troops. The special was taped on April 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It will air on CBS May 20 at 9/8c, co-hosted by LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell and be in honor of the May 17 Armed Forces Day.

Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, Merle Haggard, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Eli Young Band, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts and The Band Perry all perform in tribute to our country’s military force during the special. Continue Reading

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Apr 25

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Luke Bryan shows off son Bo’s artwork; the Oak Ridge Boys remember Kevin Sharp; Dierks Bentley cheers on his wife at the Boston Marathon; Kip Moore and Carrie Underwood spend time in nature; and Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott posts a #TBT. Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week:

Luke Bryan's son Bo's "artwork"

Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/LukeBryanOnline.

Luke Bryan – LukeBryanOnline: Bo is in big trouble

Oak Ridge Boys – OakRidgeBoys: Singer Kevin Sharp lost his battle with cancer yesterday and went home! He was 43! A very inspiring guy who gave of himself to the end! RIP

Jake OwenJakeOwen: Crazy how this homeboy survived a trip from Cali to Hawaii in airplane landing gear. I can barely survive an exit row seat w/ extra legroom

Dierks Bentley cheers on his wife Cassidy at the Boston Marathon

Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/DierksBentley.

Dierks Bentley – DierksBentley: hillbillies in the hotel! ready to cheer on #TeamCassidy and all the #BostonMarathon runners! #BostonStrong Continue Reading

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