Country Music Association Recognizes Bentley And UP ON THE RIDGE With Three Nominations This Year
NASHVILLE, TN – Sep 7, 2010 – Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley will take New York City “UP ON THE RIDGE” for four nights beginning Oct. 18. Each consecutive night will showcase a different aspect of Bentley’s award-winning career in four different venues across the city. Bentley will also welcome unparalleled special guests, including the Del McCoury Band, the Punch Brothers and more to his first-ever residency.
A limited number of four day passes will be available on the web at dierks.com beginning Fri., Sept 10 with single tickets available both on his web site and through each venue. Sirius/XM will also give fans across the country the opportunity to listen in as they stream the shows on both The Highway and Bluegrass Junction channels.
“This entire year has been about following my heart, musically,” says Bentley. “Getting the opportunity to be in New York in the Fall, playing with my heroes and my friends is really exciting… it’s a cool way for me to take everything we’ve done this year and pick it apart and really focus on each different element of the music for an entire night.”
Bentley will kick off his New York City residency playing all his chart-topping country hits at the Bowery Ballroom. He will spend the next evening with bluegrass legends the Del McCoury Band at City Winery. The week will progress with an intimate singer/songwriter night at Joe’s Pub where Bentley will be joined by award-winning songwriters Jessi Alexander, Jim Beavers and Jon Randall Stewart. The run will conclude in Brooklyn with acoustic virtuosos the Punch Brothers.
UP ON THE RIDGE – NEW YORK CITY DATES:
10/18 Bowery Ballroom Country Concert
10/19 City Winery Featuring the Del McCoury Band
10/20 Joe’s Pub Songwriter Night
10/21 South Paw Featuring the Punch Brothers
Dierks Bentley snagged three CMA Awards nominations last week for Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year for UP ON THE RIDGE and Musical Event of the Year for the album’s track “Bad Angel” featuring Miranda Lambert and Jamey Johnson. Since its release on June 8, UP ON THE RIDGE has won critics over with the Washington Post calling it “the best country recording we’ll hear in 2010” and NPR deeming it “timeless.”
To see what else critics are saying and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit www.dierks.com.
Mary Hilliard Harrington