DIERKS BENTLEY FEATURED TODAY ON NPR'S ALL THINGS CONSIDERED

Critical Acclaim Continues to Roll in for UP ON THE RIDGE

NASHVILLE, TN - Jun 24, 2010 - Country music maverick Dierks Bentley was featured today on National Public Radio's (NPR) flagship radio program All Things Considered. Already hailed as a "the best country recording we'll hear in 2010" (Washington Post), All Things Considered followed suit, calling Bentley's new bluegrass-influenced release UP ON THE RIDGE "timeless." Other NPR shows are lining up to feature Bentley's newest release this summer with planned performances on Mountain Stage and eTown.

UP ON THE RIDGE continues to receive glowing reviews, recently called "sterling" by Rolling Stone and "authentic" by the Dallas Morning News.

"Incredibly beautiful and bright record." New York Post

"A masterpiece? Absolutely." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"A significant step forward in Bentley's evolution as a songwriter and singer." Los Angeles Times

"Up on the Ridge comprises ambitious covers executed with modesty and respect, magnanimous co-writes and a loving attention to sonic detail; a true celebration of the state of modern country." Paste Magazine

Bentley made the tv rounds this week as well including a completely unplugged version of "Up On the Ridge" on Jimmy Kimmel Live and a performance of "Love Grows Wild" on TODAY live from Nashville this morning. For a full list of upcoming appearances and tour dates, visit www.dierks.com.

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