Bentley’s Critically Acclaimed RISER Notches More Than 2.8 Million in Track Sales and More Than 149 Million Streams
NASHVILLE, TN – Sept. 21, 2015 – “Crowd-pleasing entertainer, emotional singer and resourceful songwriter” (The Star Tribune) Dierks Bentley closed out one of the most buzzed about shows this summer as his 2015 SOUNDS OF SUMMER TOUR wrapped on Saturday (9/19) in Atlanta, GA. Music critics coast-to-coast applauded the CMA Male Vocalist of the Year nominee for his “top-tier production” (Rolling Stone) that created the ultimate summer party with Kip Moore, Maddie & Tae and Canaan Smith rounding out the bill.
While fans have sold-out amphitheaters in some of the country’s biggest markets, music critics have echoed the same enthusiasm.
“Entertaining night that found the singer in excellent voice throughout while leading a stage full of top-notch musicians in a set that struck just the right balance between his upbeat party songs and heartfelt moments that at times recalled the feel of a Bruce Springsteen concert.” – The Arizona Republic
“Yes, the crowd sings along with every word…And yes, we all wanted more.” – St. Louis Dispatch
“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 – judging from his performance, Dierks Bentley is enjoying the view from the top.” – The Boston Globe
“Bentley’s set solidified him as the artist you most want to have a beer with – the banter he shared with his captive audience held that playful tone throughout the night.” – The Village Voice
“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!
The latest single from the multi-PLATINUM entertainer, “Riser” served as a show-stopping moment during the 2015 SOUNDS OF SUMMER TOUR with The Fresno Bee noting it has “one of the most inspiring messages of any song he’s ever done” while The Times-Picayune noted the hit “is imprinted with Bentley’s distinct aesthetic.” It is currently climbing the country radio charts and the music video can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/1V64Men
The multi-Platinum singer’s critically acclaimed seventh studio album RISER, which has “elevated him above the rest of the country pack” (People), debuted at the No. One position on the Billboard Country Albums chart, becoming his fifth career debut in the top spot. The CMA, ACM and GRAMMY nominated album earned 15 award nods since its release, including this year’s “Male Vocalist of the Year” nomination at the upcoming 49th Annual CMA Awards and has additionally scoring three consecutive No. one songs. To date, RISER has notched more than 2.8 million in track sales and more than 149 million streams.
Bentley is currently gearing up for his 10th Annual Miles & Music in Nashville, TN benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, which recently sold-out in less than 30 minutes. For more information, visit:www.dierks.com.
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