DIERKS BENTLEY PREPS FOR FIRST TOUR DOWN UNDER AND MORE NATIONAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES

Bentley Handpicked To Be First Country Artist Featured on PBS' Innovative Music Series Live From The Artists Den

NASHVILLE, TN - Apr 23, 2009 - Award-winning country rocker Dierks Bentley is prepping this week for his first-ever Australian tour with superstar group Brooks & Dunn beginning May 1 in Perth, and continuing on to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane through May 9.

"We got a taste of international touring last summer when we played all over Europe, and I'm hooked," says the multi-platinum singer. "I've heard that Australia has some hard-core country music fans, so I am looking forward to getting down there and playing for them. You can't go to Australia without exploring the local culture in the pubs, so I'd be lying if I said that I wasn't equally as excited about that."

Bentley will flank both ends of his Australian tour with stops in Los Angeles to perform his rollicking summer party anthem "Sideways" on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on April 28 and The Bonnie Hunt Show on May 14, followed by a trip to New York for a performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Bentley's second single "Sideways" from his No. one album FEEL THAT FIRE is storming the country charts and is already knocking on the door of the Top 10 after just six weeks. The video for the track, which premiered last week on iTunes and went straight into heavy rotation on both CMT and GAC, was directed by Michael Salomon and choreographed by Hi Hat, who is well known for her work on Apple's iPod commercials, as well as for stars like Kanye West, Missy Elliot and Lil Wayne.

To listen to "Sideways," click here: http://thegreenroompr.com/dierksbentley.html.

Bentley will rejoin Brad Paisley for his American Saturday Night Tour on June 5th in Charlotte, NC. For upcoming appearances and tour dates, visit www.dierks.com.

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