COUNTRY MUSIC STAR DIERKS BENTLEY LEADS THE NASHVILLE PACK WITH FOUR GRAMMY NOMINATIONS



NASHVILLE, TN - Dec 6, 2007 - Capitol Nashville singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley nabbed four GRAMMY nominations this morning in the categories of "Best Male Country Vocal Performance" and "Best Country Song" both for his hit single "Long Trip Alone," as well as "Best Country Album" for LONG TRIP ALONE and "Best Long Form Video" for his live concert DVD "Live & Loud at the Fillmore." Bentley and superstar Tim McGraw are tied for the most country nominations. The 50th annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast on Sunday, February 10, 2008 live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on CBS.

"The Recording Academy is one of music's most prestigious organizations and to have four GRAMMY nominations makes me feel proud and humbled at the same time," said Bentley, who is performing tonight in Boston. "I live and love country music, and I am looking forward to a great night with my fellow nominees."

The good news came right on the heels of this week's celebration of his career fifth number one hit single with the chart-topping "Free & Easy (Down The Road I Go)." Bentley was also awarded with the Country Music Association's esteemed "Triple Play" award at Tuesday's party in recognition of three consecutive number one hits in a 12-month period.

There is still more to come from the critically-acclaimed album LONG TRIP ALONE with the release of a fourth single "Trying To Stop Your Leaving" in January 2008. Written by Bentley, Jim Beavers and Brett Beavers, "Trying To Stop Your Leaving" showcases the consistent strength and continued growth of the country music star's voice, along with his innate ability to deliver authentic emotion in every performance.

Bentley will perform these songs, as well as hits from his first two PLATINUM selling albums on "Austin City Limits" on January 26, 2008. For other upcoming appearances, visit www.dierks.com.

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