Critics Heap Praise on Bentley's Headlining Tour

NASHVILLE, TN - Apr. 9, 2007 - Award-winning Capitol Nashville singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley is taking his live show to Texas this month for a guest performance on the long running PBS concert series "Austin City Limits" on April 25. The show will air as part of Austin City Limits' 33rd season this Fall

"It is amazing to look at the list of singer/songwriters who have been asked to play Austin City Limits; people like Rodney Crowell, John Prine and Emmylou Harris," said Bentley. "It is definitely an honor to be invited to Austin for this."

Bentley has been receiving rave reviews from music critics across the country and in Canada for his Bud-Light sponsored "Live & Loud" tour with openers Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean and Eric Church.

"Mr. Bentley put on a show that was both enjoyable and - literally - incredible." - New York Times

"Bentley delivered a high energy hybrid of rock dynamics and country traditions to a raucous crowd of nearly 6,000." - Seattle Post Intelligencer

"Bentley's show at MTS Centre last night was a breathtaking barn-burner of an affair, totally befitting his status as one of country's brightest young stars." - Winnepeg Sun

"Bentley's rollicking 18 song set in front of 4,052 fans served as a showcase for the singer's boundless energy and consummate showmanship." - Des Moines Register

"Our stage is pretty basic, no video screens or flying apparatus or anything like that," said Bentley. "We have to be creative, whether it is pulling people up on stage or crowd surfing, we'll do what it takes to get them on their feet and singing back to us."

Other upcoming appearances for Bentley include a performance of his Top 10 single "Long Trip Alone" on the CMT Music Awards on April 16 and tour stops in Knoxville, Norfolk and Richmond this week.

For more information, visit www.dierks.com.

Mary Hilliard Harrington
The Greenroom
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