DIERKS BENTLEY STACKS RISER RELEASE WEEK WITH NATIONAL TV APPEARANCES, FAN EVENTS AND FILM SCREENINGS

Bentley to Appear on Good Morning America, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Watch What Happens Live and The View Next Week
Rolling Stone Offers Exclusive First Listen of RISER and Critics Call It "His Greatest Album Yet"


NASHVILLE, TN - Feb. 20, 2014 – Eleven time GRAMMY nominated country artist Dierks Bentley is set to release his seventh studio album RISER on Feb. 25 with a string of national television appearances and events.

Bentley will kick off release day on Good Morning America (2/25) followed by a week full of appearances including iHeartRadio's Live Series (2/25), The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2/26), Bravo's Watch What Happens Live (2/26) and The View (2/27). From New York City, Bentley will catch up with fans in Chicago for an album release show (2/27) and will round out the week-long trek with a surprise concert at an unannounced location will be revealed on social media over the course of week.

Before RISER hits streets, Rolling Stone is exclusively giving a first listen to the new album. Click here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-dierks-bentleys-most-personal-album-yet-stream-riser-20140220

The upcoming album has also caught early attention from critics with Billboard naming RISER one of the year's "most highly anticipated" and notes "fueled by personal triumph and tragedy... Bentley goes deeper than ever."  The Washington Post lauds Bentley for "excelling outside the bro zone," while Country Weekly features Bentley on the cover of their new issue on stands tomorrow, adding Bentley "revitalizes country music on his greatest album yet."

After hosting screenings of his film DIERKS BENTLEY: RISER in Toronto and Nashville, Bentley will lead into release week with screenings in Los Angeles (2/21) and New York City (2/24). Fans can tune in when CMT airs a special edit this Sat., Feb. 22 at 1:00P CT, and the full length will premiere the same day on Palladia at 8:00P CT.  The project will also be available for purchase in the coming weeks.

For more information on the upcoming album and film, please visit www.dierks.com.

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Leigh Parr
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