DIERKS BENTLEY'S THIRD ALBUM RELEASE MOVED UP TO OCTOBER 17, 2006

 

NASHVILLE, TN - Aug. 14, 2006 - Country music star Dierks Bentley and Capitol Records Nashville have moved the street date of the singer/songwriter's third album up two weeks to October 17, 2006. The album titled "Long Trip Alone" follows on the heels of his first two Platinum-selling releases, the self-titled debut and "Modern Day Drifter."

This new date was chosen to capitalize on the momentum of the lead single "Every Mile A Memory," that has been burning up the charts. The single, written by Bentley, Brett Beavers and Steve Bogard, is sitting at No. 18 on the R&R chart (formerly Billboard) and at No. 15 on the Mediabase chart (USA TODAY) just a month after its release to radio.

Bentley's star has soared over the past year and half. Since the release of "Modern Day Drifter" in May 2005, Bentley has become the youngest member of the world famous Grand Ole Opry, a CMA Horizon Award winner, and most recently an ACM Top Male Vocalist award nominee. He has appeared on numerous major national television outlets and has rocked sold-out crowds all over the country. All three releases off "Modern Day Drifter" produced No. one hits, two of which spent multiple weeks in the top spot ("Lot of Leavin' Left to Do" , "Come A Little Closer" , "Settle for a Slowdown" ). His debut smash "What Was I Thinkin?" put the Phoenix-native on the map and the follow-up "How Am I Doin'" also boasts top five success.

Contact:
Dixie Weathersby
Capitol Records Nashville
615-269-2000
Dixie.weathersby@emimusic.com

Contact:
Mary Hilliard Harrington
The Greenroom
(615) 327-3887
maryhilliard@thegreenroompr.com