TV Appearance Include concerts on Today and Jimmy Kimmel Live

NASHVILLE, TN - May 1, 2008 - Multi-platinum country music star Dierks Bentley will set off on a full throttle tour of media appearances and intimate fan club parties across the nation in support of his first hits collection titled "Greatest Hits/Every Mile A Memory 2003 - 2008" (Capitol Nashville) in stores May 6.

Sandwiched between concerts on NBC's Today (May 7) and ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live (May 15), Bentley has plans to personally thank fans for their support by making house calls, where he will play intimate acoustic sets in living rooms and backyards across the country. The eleven-city tour includes stops in Philadelphia, New York, Charlotte, Greenville, Indianapolis, Nashville, Chicago, St. Louis, Seattle, Los Angeles and Atlanta, where he will finish with an all-night autograph signing. Along the way, NASCAR superstar Dale Jr. will host an album release party in Charlotte at his country club Whiskey River.

"Almost every night at our fan club meet & greet someone invites me to cool party at their house after the show, and I can never go because we have to load-out to get to the next city, but we are going to make up for lost time starting next week," said Bentley. "Plus, having a few cold ones with Jr. in Charlotte is an opportunity I couldn't pass up. I'm looking forward to helping him break in his new bar!"

The album, which was executive produced by fans who voted online to choose the content, title and artwork, consists of the singer/songwriter's 10 No. one or Top 10 singles, five live versions of crowd favorites "So So Long," "Lot of Leavin' Left To Do," "Come A Little Closer," "Wish It Would Break" and "Free & Easy (Down The Road I Go)," as well as two new tracks; "With The Band" and "Sweet & Wild" (featuring Sarah Buxton). The fan chosen album cover is pictured left.

For a complete list of release week activities, visit www.dierks.com.

Mary Hilliard Harrington
The Greenroom
(615) 242-7444

Dixie Owen
Capitol Nashville
(615) 287-2069