DIERKS BENTLEY HITS THE ROAD ON A CROSS COUNTRY TOUR PROMOTING HIS FIRST EVER LIVE CONCERT DVD
Upcoming Media Appearances Include
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Fox & Friends,
People and Men's Journal Magazines
NASHVILLE - March 9, 2007 - Capitol Nashville singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley will take off on a whirlwind five-city tour to promote his newest project, a live concert DVD titled LIVE AND LOUD AT THE FILLMORE in stores on March 20.
Bentley will treat his fans to VIP screenings in eight cities across the country including , , , , , , and . The country music star himself will trek over 4,500 miles in just three days to participate in surprise autograph signings and meet & greet sessions in five of those cities from March 19 to March 21.
"It's my fans who got me to this point, and they played a huge part in making the DVD back in June," said Bentley. "The energy they give us every night is unbelievable. On the day this thing comes out, I want to be able to thank as many of them in person as I can."
Bentley will also see the project make its television debut on CMT on Thursday, March 15 at , ET/PT. He recently stopped by the studios of both CMT and GAC to promote his newest project, and he will perform on Fox & Friends live from the Houston Rodeo on March 16. Other media appearances include a trip to Los Angeles, where he will hit the Tonight Show with Jay Leno (March 27), CNN , AOL Sessions , TV Guide Channel and KTLA 's No. one rated morning show. Fans can also see exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from the DVD taping in the April 9 issue of Country Weekly and get to know the more personal side of Bentley in upcoming issues of People and Men's Journal .
The 90 minute concert DVD, directed by renowned London-based filmmaker Russell Thomas, features Bentley and his band performing some of his biggest hits, as well as some of the newer tracks from his critically acclaimed album, LONG TRIP ALONE. Additional footage takes viewers behind the scenes of life on the road for the Phoenix-native.
2006 was Bentley's best year to date, professionally, with multiple GRAMMY, CMA and ACM award nominations, a No. 1 album, three No. 1 hit singles ("Come A Little Closer," "Settle for a Slowdown," and "Every Mile a Memory") and his first Bud Light sponsored headlining tour. Bentley's latest release LONG TRIP ALONE topped Billboard's country albums chart this past October and has already been certified Gold by the RIAA. The spring leg of Bentl ey's headlining tour is currently rolling across the country with openers Jason Aldean, Eric Church and Miranda Lambert. This coming June, Bentley will be the first mainstream country artist to perform at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in ,
For more info on upcoming appearances, visit www.dierks.com.