Monday, March 19, 2018

The Mountain, Songs We Know So Far

While we eagerly await the release of Dierks' upcoming album, The Mountain, he's been teasing us with clips of new songs through social media channels. And while we are so #grateful for the hints, it's making the waiting that much more difficult! Here are the songs we know so far:

Woman, Amen
This one doesn't need an introduction. "Woman, Amen" has been on the Billboard Hot Country Music Charts for seven weeks now and reached spot 16 on Mediabase, as well! (If you haven't yet, please call, tweet and message your local stations to request this song.) You'll be able to see Dierks perform this one live at the April 15 ACM awards!

The Mountain
For those who got their key to The Mountain, you can see Dierks' handwritten lyrics to the full song in the enhanced album experience. If this clip below is any indicator of what we can expect from this album, we could be on the verge of experiencing Dierks' best album yet (and that's saying a whole heck of a lot, isn't it, DB Congress?!).

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DBCers who were in Vegas last December got to hear this one in its entirety. I, personally, had tears running down for this one. Yes. It's that good. Living is as real as it gets. Click here for the video from that concert and the lyrics to this powerful song.

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Burning Man.
Heard twice in Vegas last December, this song certainly received Internet buzz when we posted this video and lyrics. Watch Dierks' and the guys' faces in this clip below. Oh, the energy this song carries (it's even more intense hearing it live!).

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"You know we didn't get it right.
But it wasn't all wrong.
It wasn't just a phase.
It isn't all gone."

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"It's gonna be one way this time ...
She could be like a song.
The kind with the time always comes back home.
But something tells me she's gone.
There's no words, there's no rhymes ..."
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Brother to the Sky 
"... brother to the sky.
Sometimes I've got to lose myself
So I don't lose my mind."
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There are seven songs/clips to keep you going for now!

Dierks "found a personal connection to the songs on The Mountain. 'It's the mountain that we’re all faced with every day, and the struggle to put one foot in front of the other even when things are hard, that we all have in common. Looking back now, I think we were all searching for hope and optimism when we were writing this music.'"

Sources have indicated this album could be available around June.

Am I the only one who has a countdown calendar going? We're ready, Dierks.

Jessica Borrelli
DB Congress Rep, WA

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Dierks Adds Personal Touch to Upcoming ACM Awards

With the Academy of Country Music Awards a little more than one month away, elements of the show are starting to be revealed. The news coming out this week is certainly welcomed! It's been announced that Dierks is bringing a personal touch to the event. Here's what we know about this awards show (and why you should tune in!).

1. The Black music video was nominated for Video of the Year
Others nominated in the category include:
"It Ain’t My Fault" - Brothers Osborne (Dierks' touring buddies in 2018!)
"Legends" - Kelsea Ballerini
"Marry Me" - Thomas Rhett
"We Should Be Friends" - Miranda Lambert

Last summer, when talking about Black, Dierks said, "It's about my wife; watching this one rise to the top of the chart is extra sweet.” Seeing the video nominated in this category--with the song and imagery inspired by his wife, Cassidy--is, no doubt, worth any award.

2. Dierks will NOT be returning as host with Luke Bryan ...
In February, Dierks let it slip at a Country Radio Seminar interview that he and Luke will not return for a third year as hosts.

"We got fired this year," Dierks jokingly said. "We're out. We are no longer. Is that public knowledge? I assume it is. We won't be back. It was fun! We did two years. I love Luke to death; he's one of my favorite people. ... It's hard not to have fun with Luke. The ACMs are great and [they] were so good to me."

A DB Congress member was in the audience and caught the conversation on video. This topic is discussed at 17:23.

The Academy has not yet announced who will be presenting awards. We're holding out #hope.

3. However, Dierks WILL be performing!
With Woman, Amen--the first single off Dierks' upcoming album, The Mountain--climbing the charts, the Academy announced the song will be performed live during the show.

Perhaps #patience should have been a key to the mountain, because I certainly need some right about now!

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Other artists scheduled to take the stage include: Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, and Thomas Rhett.

4. YOU could be part of the performance
This is where we see Dierks' personal touch come through. ACM and CBS announced a special opportunity for fans to be part of his performance during the show.

"Dierks Bentley will be performing his hit WOMAN, AMEN and he’s looking to YOU to help him out. Who have been your female everyday heroes, your inspiration ... mom, sister, wife, relative, friend, teacher, coworker, doctor, teammate, coach, or role model? You could be a part of this celebratory anthem by submitting a personal picture of the woman you want to honor."

The Academy explained the selected images will "be featured on screens behind Bentley during the live telecast of his performance."

If the posts we are seeing with #WomanAmenACM are any indication, DBC members will likely see some familiar faces!

Click here to see the full contest rules and submission instructions.

The Dierks we know and love will absolutely be taking the stage in true fashion--#humble, #grateful, full of #grace, honoring, fun, and loving the women in his life.

DB Congress viewing party, anyone?

The 53rd ACM Awards, held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, will air live Sunday, April 15, at 8 p.m. (EST) on CBS. 

Jessica Borrelli
DB Congress Rep, WA

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Dierks Reveals New Clothing Line--Desert Son

DB Congress members might have been a little surprised--very happily so--when they received an email this week from Dierks Bentley with the subject line, "Desert Son."

The message contents? Dierks revealed his new lifestyle collection in partnership with Flag & Anthem.

This new clothing line, fit for a son of the Arizona desert, is one Dierks himself has described as "authentic." For now, according to Dierk's team, "the initial spring offering will feature primarily men’s items including vintage-washed tees, raglans, hoodies and hats along with a handful of women’s tees. Desert Son will continue to roll-out with 2018 summer and fall assortments including button-down shirts, knit tops, denim and jackets."

With many DBC reps making their own Dierks attire, I'm going to assume I'm not alone in my elation over so many new Dierks clothing options (especially for women!).

"This has been such a fun thing to create and develop. I love clothes that are perfectly worn-in like you’ve had them a lifetime, but can also take the wear and tear that comes from an active lifestyle,” explained Dierks. "I’ve learned over the last few months that there’s a real art to getting that just right. The Flag & Anthem guys have been doing it at the highest level and have helped me put together a collection that I think is totally authentic to me and one that hopefully people all over the country will dig, too.”

With Arizona roots and recent inspiration from the Colorado mountains (that led to his upcoming album The Mountain and his Mountain High Tour), Dierks seems to be on a path of self-reflection. Everything he has touched so far in 2018 has an autobiographical feel. And we are loving it!

Flag & Anthem seems to appreciate this journey, as well, and feels it fits in line with who they are.

“Dierks' lifestyle perfectly embodies our brand,” said Flag & Anthem co-founder Brad Gartman. “There is a strong synergy between his fans and our customer. We see Dierks and Desert Son as a natural integration with Flag & Anthem and look forward to a long partnership.”

So do we, Brad. (We know many DBC reps who are already ordering multiple items at a time! We can't wait to see the photos!)

With the Riser logo making a very strong appearance, a hint of The Mountain album logo peeking through, classic desert vibes, and an undercurrent of patriotism, yes. I think we can all agree this line very much reflects our "Dude."

Desert Son is now available at retailers including Buckle, Von Maur and Dillard’s and online.

Music. Restaurants. Clothing. Is a new fragrance next? We'll stand in line for all of the above.

For a behind-the-scenes look at Desert Son, see the full photo shoot with Dierks; check out some of the original graphics made by designer Jonathan Schubert; and check out this video from Flag & Anthem:

Bonus! We've heard these codes have been working for DBC members!
If you sign up for Flag and Anthem's newsletter, you will get 15 percent off. 

If you use the code FAcrew, you will get 15 percent off your first order.
If you use the code dailyanthem, you will get 20 percent off your order.
If you use the code FLAG20, you will get 20 percent off your order.
If you use the Flag and Anthem personal link, you and a friend will get $15 off.

Jessica Borrelli
DB Congress Rep, WA

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Don't Miss Dierks Bentley's 2018 Mountain High Tour!

Dierks Bentley announced his 2018 "Mountain High Tour" this week in a unique way--by channeling his inner Billy Bob Marley, yet another persona to add to his growing repertoire of characters. (Remember Captain Holden Johnson of Drunk On A Plane fame, and Big Rhythm Doug Douglason from 90's country band, Hot Country Knights? And then there's the 2017 bluegrass jokester, Dirty Doug, where Dierks opened for himself on the What The Hell Tour!)
Supporting acts on the Mountain High Tour, Brothers Osborne and LANCO, played along. How did they all keep a straight face? Looks like this tour will be full of awesome "mountain" music, on a path to enlightenment!

Watch the video here.

The tour kicks off in Columbia, Maryland, May 18 and presale for fan club (DB Congress) starts tomorrow, 1/24 at 10am eastern! Take a look at the rest of the cities so far and start thinking about your DRTs (Dierks Road Trips). You're gonna want to see this tour more than once!

As soon as we know more dates, we will update the list! *All dates below are tentative (except 5/18), based on Country Megaticket website--they are NOT official yet! 

Join The Congress today at to get access to fan club presale tickets and Meet & Greet opportunities!

Columbia, MD - 5/18
Holmdel, NJ - 5/19
Philadelphia, PA
Cincinnati, OH - 5/31 (Megaticket)*
Detroit, MI
St. Louis, MO - 6/2 (Megaticket)*
Kansas City, MO - 6/9 (Megaticket)*
Pittsburgh, PA - 6/15
Indianapolis, IN - 7/21 (Megaticket)*
Bethel, NY - 8/3 (Megaticket)*
Darien Center, NY 8/4
Saratoga Springs, NY - 8/5 (Megaticket)*
Raleigh, NC - 8/9 (Megaticket)*
Charlotte, NC - 8/10 (Megaticket)*
Alpharetta, GA - 8/11 (Megaticket)*
Salt Lake City, UT - 8/30 (Megaticket)*
Virginia Beach, VA
Bristow, VA
New York City, NY
Jacksonville, FL
West Palm Beach, FL - 9/14 (Megaticket)*
Tampa, FL - 9/15 (Possible)*
Austin, TX
Houston, TX
Dallas, TX - 9/22 (Megaticket)
Albuquerque, NM
Phoenix, AZ - 9/29 (Megaticket)*
Mountain View, CA - 10/5 (Megaticket)*
Sacramento, CA - 10/6 (Megaticket)*
San Diego, CA -10/12 (Megaticket)*
Los Angeles, CA