DIERKS BENTLEY’S 2015 SOUNDS OF SUMMER TOUR SHOOTS FOR HIS BIGGEST ENDEAVOR TO DATE AND EARNS HIGH MARKS FROM CRITICS

Bentley Earns Top Spot on Rolling Stone and the Village Voice's "Best Of" Lists

Tune In For A Two Song Performance on NBC's Macy's 4th Of July Fireworks Spectacular – July 4


NASHVILLE, TN - June 30, 2015 - Three weeks into country music superstar Dierks Bentley’s 2015 SOUNDS OF SUMMER TOUR, music critics in major markets across the U.S. are applauding the PLATINUM seller as he engages capacity amphitheater crowds, delivering epic performances and "memories that will last a lifetime."

"Yes, the crowd sings along with every word. Yes, he pulls female fans dressed as flight attendants up on the stage with him. And yes, we all wanted more.” - St. Louis Dispatch

"Bentley has had a long, steady climb to Chesney heights, which he has finally reached in the form of a headlining package tour and all its accouterments…onstage, Bentley was as exuberant as ever, roaming and high-fiving, running up to a tiny stage set in the cheap seats for a handful of songs, doing a little crowd surfing. Judging from his performance, Dierks Bentley is enjoying the view from the top.” - The Boston Globe

"Bentley lost no time engaging himself with fans…from there, it was a total country singalong party, with the audience following along to nearly every of Bentley's dozen-year hit catalog, ranging from 2003's 'What Was I Thinkin'' all the way to his current single, ‘Riser.’” - Yahoo!

"Cleveland has always had an affection for the Arizona-born singer-songwriter with the expressive Everyman voice…his ability to convey that kind of "I can relate'' emotions are what make Dierks Bentley a special kind of performer." - The Plain Dealer

Additionally, Bentley was the inaugural headliner at New York City’s first-ever country festival this weekend, with Rolling Stone naming him FarmBorough's “Best of the Fest,” observing his set provides "levity to his victory lap of a performance." Village Voice simultaneously handpicked Bentley’s set as a Top 10 highlight, noting "Bentley’s set solidified him as the artist you most want to have a beer with.” Bentley’s 2015 SOUNDS OF SUMMER TOUR lands over the holiday weekend in Tampa, FL (7/2) and West Palm Beach, FL (7/3) before his performance on NBC’s annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (7/4 at 7:00P CT on NBC). For a full list of upcoming appearances and tour dates, visit www.dierks.com.

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