NASHVILLE, TN – Apr. 2, 2008 – Music fans logged on in record numbers to vote and help determine what special content, album title and artwork should be used for country music star Dierks Bentley’s first greatest hits collection, due in stores May 6, 2008 on Capitol Nashville.In an online town hall meeting last night, Bentley announced the final results to over 2,000 fans interacting live via video chat on www.dierks.com. The fans voted and the album will be titled “Greatest Hits//Every Mile A Memory 2003 – 2008” and will include Bentley’s 10 Top 10 and No. one radio hits, four live versions of crowd favorites “So So Long,” “Lot of Leavin’ Left To Do,” “Wish It Would Break” and “Free & Easy (Down The Road I Go),” as well as two new tracks; “With The Band” and “Sweet & Wild” (featuring Sarah Buxton). The fan chosen album cover is pictured here.
Beginning Friday, Feb. 22, Bentley’s fan club members will have exclusive voting rights for the first 24 hours before opening “DB Hits/Fan Project” to the general public the following day. The program will run for three weeks, and Bentley will unveil the results at an online town hall meeting on April 1. The first 3,000 fans participating will get the privilege of having their name listed as an executive producer in the final album’s liner notes, and a donation to Vanderbilt Childrens’ Hospital will also be made in their honor.
“2008 is all about the fans,” said Bentley. “I can’t think of a better way to get my fans involved than to have them actually act as executive producers of this record. I hope the end result will be the perfect album for the hard-core fan and also a really cool abridged version for the casual fan who wants to know more about what we’ve been up to the last five years.”
The first 3,000 fans who participated in the DB Hits/Fan Project program will be listed as executive producers in the final album’s liner notes, and a donation to Vanderbilt Childrens’ Hospital will also be made in their honor.
Bentley is currently in the studio working on his fourth studio album of original material and his THROTTLE WIDE OPEN tour is back in full swing with dates this week in Jackson, TN, Birmingham, AL and Hot Springs, AR. For other upcoming appearances, www.dierks.com.
Mary Hilliard Harrington
Capitol Records Nashville