COUNTRY MUSIC STAR DIERKS BENTLEY SCHEDULES APPEARANCES AT FEBRUARY’S BIGGEST TELEVISION AND SPORTING EVENTS

Singer/Songwriter Writes and Records Special Version of "Sideways" For FOX Sports' 2011 NASCAR Theme Song

NASHVILLE, TN - Feb 4, 2011 - GRAMMY nominated country music star Dierks Bentley will appear at the country's biggest annual television and sporting events this month including Super Bowl XLV, the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards and the Daytona 500.

Bentley will help kick off the Super Bowl events at the official Bud Light pre-party along with pop superstar Ke$ha and rap icon Snoop Dogg. The award winning singer/songwriter will also travel to Los Angeles for a Dierks Bentley & Friends pre-GRAMMY show at the Troubadour before presenting at the awards live on CBS. Bentley is nominated for Best Country Album for his critically acclaimed UP ON THE RIDGE and Best Country Collaboration With Vocals for the album's "Bad Angel" featuring Miranda Lambert and Jamey Johnson and "Pride (In The Name Of Love)" featuring Del McCoury and Punch Brothers.

Bentley has also been commissioned by FOX Sports to record a special version of his No. one smash hit "Sideways" for the theme song for the network's 2011 NASCAR coverage. The song will be used throughout the entire season, and Bentley will debut the song live from the Daytona 500 next weekend. FOX is the exclusive television home to the Daytona 500 along with 12 other point races during throughout the year.

For more information and a full list of upcoming appearances, visit www.dierks.com.

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Mary Hilliard Harrington/Tyne Whitten
THE GREENROOM
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Contact:
Dixie Owen
Capitol Records Nashville
(615) 269-2000
dixie.owen@emimusic.com