Sunday, December 9, 2018

DB Congress Presents: The 12 Days of Dierksmas



DB Congress is proud to present "The 12 Days of Dierksmas!"

If you love Dierks Bentley and Dierks Bentley merchandise, be sure to follow us on Twitter @dbcongress, where we will give away 12 prizes in 12 days!

No purchase is necessary to win, and you do not need to join The DB Congress (Dierks Bentley fan club) in order to enter for a chance to win one of the giveaway items.

The only requirement for this DB Congress exclusive campaign is that you follow us on Twitter and Retweet the daily prize post!  That's it!

Winners will be randomly selected daily! No repeat winners.
 
The 12 Days of Dierksmas will begin in a few days, so tell all your friends!  The prizes will get bigger as we go, so you'll want to follow every day and Retweet!

Special thanks to BubbleUp, Dierks.com, Red Light Management and Flag & Anthem for providing all the giveaways!

*Artwork compliments of Stephanie Lanham, DBC Rep, MO
*Daily #Dierksmas tweets compliments of Jessica and Phill Borrelli, DBC Reps, WA

Email us at dbcongress@yahoo.com with any questions!

Ronna
DBC Chair (FL)
#12DaysOfDierksmasGiveaways

 

Monday, December 3, 2018

Dierks Bentley's Belated Birthday - DBC Gave and Received

Dierks Bentley changed up the set list during his last show of 2018, and even though they had given Dierks a belated birthday present earlier in the day, DBC Reps received a surprise performance that had many in tears.

"Got some amazing fans (pointing to the pit), long time fans,  they've been to several shows on the tour and I don't want to do the same show, I want to change some things up.  So you can thank these folks (hard core fans) for forcing myself, forcing the band to step up our game," Dierks told the crowd Saturday night in Durant, Oklahoma.

Enter Evie Bentley, his 10-year-old daughter, who has performed with him before, but in one song, went from good to great! Together the daddy-daughter duo took turns with chorus and verse of "My Religion" from The Mountain album. Dierks visibly was in awe of her singing--or was it the lyrics she was singing that caused him to bite his fist: "Ain't gonna lie, I've been drinkin', that Colorado's got me stoned."  That's when he told her, 'I think I should do the chorus.'


Video credit: Michelle Wilson

Before the show, Dierks opened his "Happy Birthday to one of the best" gift bag and thanked the DB Congress (on video below) for the customized guitar strap, giant fold-out birthday card, "signed by all the folks I get see on a regular basis out there - appreciate that so much!" And the donation to Jumbled Dreams Changing Lives, the non-profit organization dedicated to helping one person at a time realize, prepare, and achieve the dream to help others in any way possible.  They mother/daughter founders were featured in Dierks' Woman, Amen video (Jennifer and Sydnee).

"Best fans ever!"

"The fact that you guys would like do this is so crazy nice, I mean that is a killer guitar strap--It was only a mountain, wow!  I mean that's gonna be a great strap--look at this thing, it's from the fan club! It's amazing! Engraved there with the Seven Peaks logo and Riser bird! Thank you, congress!"

Happy birthday, dude!
 


Video credit: Zach Belcher












Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Get To Know New DB Congress Rep: Liz Fryman, Promoting Dierks Bentley in Ohio



The year my husband and I got married, Dierks played a local festival and we went to see him. I was instantly in love with all those curls and we both liked his style and music. We began following his music and keeping up with his local tour dates and hoping he’d headline a show soon.

As he became more popular (along with the Internet), I found his website and becoming a part of the fan club seemed like a no brainer! I’d already been a fan since he was out playing small town festivals.

Flash forward to 2018, Dierks plans a three-day music festival in Colorado (Seven Peaks Festival). We are from Ohio but I knew this trip had to happen no matter what. I ordered tickets the minute they went on sale and we started planning our road trip west.

Over the past year, my husband and I have faced a lot of devastating blows, [from] the loss of our nephew who was away with the Army to the loss of our home [due] to a house fire. Music became a survival tool. Riser became my "cry in the car and pray for better days" song. Seeing Dierks perform live always rang through me and reminded me we are Risers.

As we planned for the festival, we thought about ways to decorate our camping spot. We wanted something to catch Dierks' eye so hopefully we could meet him (we never had before).We decided on a Riser bird sign that we could have everyone passing by sign ... and hopefully Dierks would, too! Somewhere in the making of the sign we decided that putting it on old records would look pretty awesome and once we [got] back home we could hang it in our bedroom to always remember our time in the mountains. We made it, we hauled it carefully across seven states, hung it up and prayed for Dierks to come by!


Sure enough, he was buzzing by in a golf cart, and I spotted him coming (it’s a weird sense I have, I can see him a mile away!) so I ran out and flagged him down--and he signed it! I thanked him so much for being him, for his festival, and for every song he’s ever sang. And of course for signing my riser bird.




Liz Fryman
DB Congress Rep, OH

Friday, October 26, 2018

The Burning Man 2019 Tour Hits The Road In January


While it was hinted to in a recent interview, having the full details of the upcoming Burning Man 2019 Tour has us on a mountain high!

The details came available first thing this morning with this announcement:


Joined by Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes and the ever-amazing Hot Country Knights, the tour takes Dierks and the team to 24 stops across the US and Canada.

When asked what will make this tour different than the Mountain High Tour that just ended, he replied, "It’s a great show, I hate to tweak it too much. There are some subtle things we’re going to do for all those fans that come a long distance and travel to show after show, but for the most part, the guts remain from last year. What makes it fun for us is changing up who’s on the road with us. ... I’m on the road with Jon Pardi and Tenille Townes, they’re just as important as anybody out there as far as making sure the vibe is right and that the experience is unique for the fans."

Here are the dates!

Jan. 17: Hamilton, ON (DB Congress pre-sale starts Oct. 30)
Jan. 18: Ottawa, ON (DB Congress pre-sale starts Oct. 30)
Jan. 19: Oshawa, ON (DB Congress pre-sale starts Oct. 30)
Jan. 22: Winnipeg, MB (DB Congress pre-sale starts Oct. 30)
Jan. 23: Saskatoon, SK (DB Congress pre-sale starts Oct. 30)
Jan. 24: Edmonton, AB(DB Congress pre-sale starts Oct. 30)
Jan. 26: Calgary, AB (DB Congress pre-sale starts Oct. 30)
Jan. 28: Kelowna, BC (DB Congress pre-sale starts Oct. 30)
Jan. 29: Vancouver, BC (DB Congress pre-sale starts Oct. 30)
Feb. 14: Ontario, CA (on sale soon)
Feb. 15: Fresno, CA (on sale soon)
Feb. 16: Reno, NV (on sale soon)
Feb. 21: Lexington, KY (on sale soon)
Feb. 22: Nashville, TN (DB Congress pre-sale starts Oct. 30)
Feb. 23: Columbia, MO (DB Congress pre-sale starts Oct. 30)
Feb. 28: Sioux Falls, SD (on sale soon)
Mar. 1: Wichita, KS (on sale soon)
Mar. 2: Omaha, NE (on sale soon)
Mar. 7: Moline, IL (DB Congress pre-sale starts Oct. 30)
Mar. 8: Deluth, MN (on sale soon)
Mar. 9: Grand Forks, MN (DB Congress pre-sale starts Oct. 30)
Mar. 28: Toledo, OH (on sale soon)
Mar. 29: Columbus, OH (on sale soon)
Mar. 30: Grand Rapids, MI (on sale soon)

"The goal is don’t hold anything back, every year put all you have into production, all you have into ideas, don’t save anything," Dierks said when planning for this new tour. "You put everything you have in every year and it forces us to find a way to top it the next year."

Be sure to log in to your DB Congress account to get access to the pre-sale (public sales begin Nov. 2)! And yes, it looks like the Seven Peaks VIP Experience is available for most shows (as are meet and greets)!

Jessica Borrelli
DB Congress Rep, WA
@AllTheWayToMe