DIERKS BENTLEY TO DEBUT "TRYING TO STOP YOUR LEAVING" ON THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO

"THROTTLE WIDE OPEN" TOUR GEARS UP FEBRUARY 14 in GAINESVILLE, FLA

NASHVILLE, TN - Jan. 23, 2008 - Four time GRAMMY nominee Dierks Bentley will debut the fourth single "Trying To Stop Your Leaving" off his critically acclaimed album LONG TRIP ALONE on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Mon., Jan. 28, the same day the single goes for adds at country radio.

Bentley will return to Los Angeles the following week for media appearances and events leading up to the 2008 GRAMMY Awards, including a performance on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (Feb. 6), a guest appearance on E! Entertainment's hottest new late night talk show Chelsea Lately (Feb. 7), and a private pre-GRAMMY concert at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood (Feb. 8).

"We ended 2007 on a high note with our fifth number one hit, a CMA nomination for Album of the Year and four GRAMMY nominations," said Bentley. "It feels good to be going into 2008 with all that momentum behind a new single and a new tour."

Written by Bentley, Jim Beavers and Brett Beavers, "Trying To Stop Your Leaving" showcases the consistent strength and continued growth of the country music star's voice, along with his innate ability to deliver authentic emotion in every performance.

"There is a real sense of urgency and emotion in the story of this song," explains Bentley. "I actually took some time off the road to make sure my voice was the strongest instrument in the room that day, and I'm really proud of this recording."

Bentley's "Throttle Wide Open" tour will kick off Feb. 14 in Gainesville, Fla. with openers Bucky Covington and Luke Bryan joining the high-octane dates through the Spring. More information on the spring leg of the tour is available on www.dierks.com.

Contact:
Mary Hilliard Harrington
The Greenroom
(615) 327-3887
maryhilliard@thegreenroompr.com

Dixie Owen
Capitol Records Nashville
615-269-2000
Dixie.owen@emimusic.com