Thursday, June 30, 2011

Worked All Week, It's Time to VOTE! Dierks Bentley's Sideways Up For Top 20 Tailgating Songs!

Dierks Bentley's "Sideways" is up for Vote on GACTV's Top 20 Tailgating Songs! Vote here daily!

Whether you're tailgating before a concert or the big game, you gotta have some great food and great music, right? Well now's your chance to vote on GAC's Top 20 Tailgating Songs! Vote daily through July 11th!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

See Dierks on the Opry: Buy One Get One Free!


The Grand Ole Opry has a special BUY ONE GET ONE FREE sale now through Friday, July 1 for shows through September 3. Dierks Bentley will perform July 19 so here's the perfect chance for you and a friend to go for the price of one!


48-HOUR SUMMER KICK-OFF SALE!

In honor of 4th of July and the beginning of summer, we have a special offer for you! From now through Friday, BUY ONE ticket to the Opry, GET ONE FREE for shows through Sept. 3! See the Oak Ridge Boys, Ronnie Milsap, Dierks Bentley, Loretta Lynn, and more! Use code SMR48 when you order tickets at opry.com or at (800) SEE OPRY. See the full schedule of upcoming shows.

Monday, June 27, 2011

DBTV - Episode 23 - From Las Vegas to Osh Vegas

Check out life on the road with Dierks Bentley in this week's DBTV, Episode 23, from meeting the hockey players at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas to the fans who don't mind the rain in Oshkosh, WI.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

'One' More Top 10 Hit!


In its 13th week on the charts, Dierks Bentley's latest hit "Am I the Only One" has cracked the top 10! It came in this week at #10 on Mediabase, and #11 on Billboard (but have no fear, as Brad Paisley and Keith Urban will go recurrent, so it will easily be #9 next week). And, as of tomorrow, it will be #9 on Mediabase as well, as it moves past the falling Keith Urban single. 

As if that's not enough cause for excitement, I was very pleased to see that it also has cracked the Top FIVE on the Callout America chart (which is a over-the-phone listener survey). Billboard's Country Update had this to say about the new addition to the Top 5:
 Dierks Bentley is new to the top five in Callout America as “Am I the Only One” comes in at No. 5, up from No. 6 last week and No. 12 two weeks ago. Core 35-44s grade it at No. 3 and consider it No. 4 when asked to name their favorite song. Core females are No. 6 overall and No. 3 favorite; core males are No. 5 and No. 4 favorite.
Clearly the "core males" and "core females" aren't all DBC Reps, but it's still a very strong showing, which I'm sure Capitol Nashville will use to tout the song in a few weeks as it closes in on the top spot. I envision ads that say "power up for the 8th #1 hit!" 

Make sure radio knows you're not tired of this great song! And keep in mind the great exposure it's getting tonight on the NHL Awards... in just a few weeks, we should be able to celebrate our Presidents' latest #1 hit!

~ Carrie S. (DBC Rep/Chart Reporter ~ NC)

Dierks Performs at the NHL Awards and Poses with The Stanley Cup!


 Dierks Bentley was the musical act for the 2011 NHL Awards Show tonight at The Palms Hotel in Las Vegas.  Dierks did a great job connecting with the crowd--"is there anybody out there...up there (pointing to the rafters)...down there (high fiving the fans at the stage)." 

Photo Credit: Pugsley Jim McDermott. From front left counterclockwise: Dierks Bentley, Dan Hochhalter, Tim Sergent, Steve Misamore, Cassady Feasby, Brian Layson surround Stanley (The NHL Stanley Cup trophy)

Prior to performing, Dierks spent a few minutes with NHL.com discussing Tim Thomas being his next door roommate in college, who they want to meet, Vegas, and being hockey fans. If they weren't watching hockey, they were playing Hockey XBOX while on the road touring.

Talking about being in Vegas....

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Dierks and Team Dude perform "Am I The Only One" on the NHL Awards televised on VERUS...

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Dierks talks about his old college buddy Tim Thomas...
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Who they want to meet....
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Dierks Joins Opry Members on Cracker Barrel Exclusive CD


Dierks Bentley and 11 other super star Grand Ole Opry Members are featured on "Our Kind Of Country," a compilation CD sold exclusively through Cracker Barrel.  You'll hear the studio versions of some of their all-time biggest hits. The artists included have collectively won every major award presented by the Country Music Association.
And you don't have to drive to your local Cracker Barrel--you can order on line here for $11.99.

Dierks became a member of the Grand Ole Opry on October 1, 2005.  His next Opry performance is July 19.  Get tickets now or listen online at wsmonline.com!

Track List:
Ladies Love Country Boys - Trace Adkins

Livin' On Love - Alan Jackson

I Told You So - Carrie Underwood

Would You Go With Me - Josh Turner

I'm A Survivor - Reba McEntire

Austin - Blake Shelton

This One's For The Girls - Martina McBride

I'm Gonna Miss Her - Brad Paisley

One More Day - Diamond Rio

I Just Want To Be Mad - Terri Clark

If You Ever Stop Loving Me - Montgomery Gentry

What Was I Thinkin' - Dierks Bentley

Sunday, June 19, 2011

VIDEO: Dierks Bentley and Joe Nichols Duet


Dierks Bentley was a guest performer at Joe Nichols fan club party at the Country Music Hall of Fame June 12th during CMA Fest week in Nashville. Watch the video of their duet of Keith Whitley's, "I'm Over You."

Photo credit: Kerri McKeehan Houlihan/Blondeink.com.


Dierks Bentley: A Top Ten Dad & His Thoughts on Fatherhood/Songwriting

GACTV.com names Dierks Bentley as one of their Top Ten Dads in Country Music!
"Dierks Bentley is a guy’s guy, but it’s his two little girls, Evalyn and Jordan, who truly rule the roost. When Jordan was born in December, Dierks took to Twitter to announce her birth, joking she had chosen to enter the world to Mumford & Sons “Awake My Soul.” And we can’t forget Dierks’ faithful dog companions, Jake and George, who have been known to attend red carpet events (and the GAC studio!) with their ‘dad.’"

DIERKS BENTLEY: BEING A DAD AFFECTS MY SONGWRITING  (From KIKN.com)
Dierks Bentley is relishing his role of dad to his two young daughters Evie and Jordan. He admits that his love for his girls has made its way into his songwriting, but he works it in so that everyone can find a connection. "Bein' a dad and havin' those girls is a huge part of my life and so it factors into the music definitely. As a songwriter, when you write a song about love or something like that I try to make it universal, like you could hear it as a parent, you could hear it as lover, you could hear it as a friend, you'll hear it as a father, daughter, or son, mother -- any way and have it work for you in some way, you know, so I try to write songs in that scheme, so I don't actually go out there and necessarily dedicate a song or something like that to a child, but, yeah, it definitely features into it. For anyone that's had a kid, nothing makes your heart spike in one direction or the other everyday, every moment than havin' a kid does."

AUDIO: DIERKS BENTLEY ON FATHERHOOD IMPACTING HIS MUSIC

Bentley Helps Raise $2 Million at Bama Rising For Tornado Victims

Photo Credit: Skip Bolen/Alabama
Dierks Bentley was one of many performers at the June 14 Bama Rising: A Benefit Concert For Alabama Tornado Recovery concert at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center, raising an estimated $2.2 million through ticket sales and other charitable efforts surrounding the event.  Proceeds benefit the Bama Rising Fund and will be distributed through the Greater Birmingham Community Foundation for those devastated by the April 27 tornados that ripped through Alabama.


Other artists included Alabama, credited with getting the ball rolling on Bama Rising, along with Rodney Atkins, Bo Bice, Blind Boys of Alabama, Luke Bryan, the Commodores, Sheryl Crow, Sara Evans, Taylor Hicks, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Montgomery Gentry, David Nail, Jake Owen, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Darius Rucker, and Ashton Shepherd. Brad Paisley donated his enormous video wall and lighting equipment that made for a first-class production.


Photo Credit: Rick Diamond/Alabama Relief/Getty Images for Alabama Relief

Bama Rising Bunch: (Back row, L-R) Bo Bice; Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild, and Jimi Westbrook of Little Big Town; J.D. Nicholas, Walter Orange, and William King of The Commodores; Dale Earnhardt Jr., Joey Williams, Eddie Montgomery, Troy Gentry (Middle row, L-R) Martina McBride, Kellie Pickler, Ashton Shepherd, Sheryl Crow; Teddy Gentry, Jeff Cook, and Randy Owen of Alabama; Ricky McKinnie, Jimmy Carter, and Ben Moore of The Blind Boys of Alabama (Front row, L-R) David Nail, Jake Owen, Rodney Atkins, Luke Bryan, Taylor Hicks, Dierks Bentley, and Darius Rucker

 
I know we have many DB Congress reps who live in Alabama and they are grateful for the help.
 
~Ronna
DB Congress Chair

Contest: Send in Your DB Congress Photos

Dierks Bentley, Road Dude & DB Congress Reps in Atlanta, May 2008

Wanna win a Dierks Bentley prize pack?  Just email your favorite photo with you and at least two other DB Congress members, for a chance at a prize pack and to possibly see your photo featured on the home page of dbcongress.com!  Make sure the pic is recent (in the last 6 months), is high resolution and please label with names and states of DBC reps!

That's it!  So go check out your photo library and email today!

~Ronna
DB Congress Chair
Ronna@dbcongress.com

Happy Father's Day from DB Congress

I wish I had a photo of Dierks Bentley with BOTH his daughters on this 2011 Father's Day. For now, this pic of Evie on dad's shoulders will have to do.

Jordan and Evie are lucky to have such a loving dad to give them a strong foundation to grow into beautiful young ladies and build a good life. I'm sure he loves to hear them call him "daddy or dada!"

Happy Father's Day to all the dad's out there in DB Congress!  I know many of you are raising your kids to love and appreciate Dierks' music like all of us do!

And thanks to Leon Bentley--without you we wouldn't have our talented DB Congress president!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Dierks Hangs out with 'Heaven' Singer Justin Moore

Dierks Bentley performed in Big Flatts, NY on the Budweiser Summer Stage last night and was hanging out with the "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away" singer, Justin Moore.  Justin opened for Dierks, who later tweeted about one of their favorite singers:

"hanging with @justinmoore listening to some @dwightyoakam. both agree dwight is THE MAN. fun show in NY."

Dierks Bentley's photo hanging with @justinmoore listening to some @dwightyoakam. both agree dwight is THE MAN. fun show in NY.
Dierks Bentley on WhoSay

Voting For Dierks is Free and Easy!


Ready to do your DB Congress duty? Looks like many of you are voting daily for our president, Dierks Bentley!  Take a look at CMT Cody's High 5, where "Am I The Only One?" is currently in the #2 spot!  Thank you, congrass!

This week, the "One" video made it on all the video charts and is poised to pop up in the top 10 on the Billboard charts next week, so keep calling radio!

CMT Top 20 - #12
CMT Pure 12-Pack - #5
GACTV - #16

Visit the Current Campaigns page for all the voting links and email me if you know of any other voting links!

Let's show Dierks how much he and his music means to us! Let's get him to #1! Voting is FREE and EASY!


~Ronna
DB Congress Chair

DVR Alert: Dierks Bentley to Perform at 2011 NHL Awards


Dierks Bentley's love for music AND hockey is coming together in a big way. 

Not only does Dierks play for the Iceholes (a men's recreational hockey league in Nashville, TN) on his days off, but his recent almost #10 Billboard hit, "Am I The Only One," was featured in NHL® Conference Finals national TV tune-in spots on NBC, VERSUS, CBC, RDS and NHL Network. This was a second version of the original video, this time with footage from the 2010-2011 NHL season and performances from Dierks' Jagermeister Country Tour.  The spot also ran online at NHL.com and team websites, in-arena during Playoff games and across the NHL's social media platforms. 

And now Dierks is scheduled to perform, along with hip hop/electro pop group Far East Movement, at the 2011 NHL Awards™, to air Wednesday, June 22 at the Pearl Concert Theater inside the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas--a sold out event. Hosted by actor/comedian Jay Mohr, the NHL Awards will feature the best hockey players in the world alongside celebrities from music, stage and screen in celebration of the 2010-11 hockey season. The 2011 NHL Awards will be broadcast live at 7pm ET on VERSUS in the U.S. and CBC in Canada.



















Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2011/06/17/dierks-bentley-far-east-movement-to-perform-at-2011-nhl-awards-at-palms-hotel/#ixzz1Pemb9YYf

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Dierks Bentley's Many CMA Fest Appearances

Dierks Bentley's Last Call Ball was only the first of three major appearances at the 2011 CMA Music Festival.  Other performances were on the field - LP Field Friday Night for the big stage show and  the Greer Stadium baseball field for the Celebrity Softball Challenge that benefited The City of Hope.  DBTV Episode #22 gives you a glimpse of Dierks's busy week, and below that are some photos from fans.  Enjoy!


Photo Credit: Angela Mueller; Dierks arriving at Greer Stadium in his Camero

Photo Credit: Ronna Clark; Dierks signed for all the fans all the way across the first base line



Photo Credit: Stephanie Lanham; Dierks couldn't decide if he wanted to play hockey or softball

Photo Credit: Ronna Clark (from the photo line); LP Field


Photo Credit: Ronna Clark; LP Field

Photo Credit: Ronna Clark; background while Dierks was singing Up On The Ridge

LP Field background screen


Photo Credit: Ronna Clark; LP Field


LP Field


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

More than 500 Feel That Dierks Bentley Fire at Last Call Ball 7


The news spread like fire and burned throughout the DB Congress (fan club).  Hopes were held high but only 500 got tickets to Dierks Bentley's annual fan club party.  Last Call Ball 7, held at Rocketown in Nashville a week ago tonight (June 8, 2011), was a rockin' experience for Team Dude, Dierks and his 'congrass'.  

Unlike past LCB's where the music was random--acoustic, happy, sad, rocking, slow, and everything in between--DB chose a pre-determined set list full of up tempo, rocking' hot hits and some of the DBC's favorite non-singles. Dierks and the entire band played for a full hour--borrowing some tunes from the recent Jagermeister Country Tour set list.




One of the highlights during the hour was when Dierks sang one verse of Good Things Happen from the Modern Day Drifter album:

"The world is cold but I don't care
When you have flowers in your hair
I see color and I hear sound
And good things happen when [DB Congress] is around"

Many fan-clubbers and guests arrived at Rocketown early in the morning and throughout the afternoon--hours prior to the 10 pm opening of the doors.  They sweltered in the heat just to ensure a spot with elbows on stage (myself included).  Earlier in the afternoon, Dierks, Jake and Big White snuck into the venue around back, (or was it the front?) and a few fans left notes on his truck, that he later thanked them for.  He had tweeted earlier in the day that some girl dissed Big White:

a girl just stopped me and said my truck looks like the kind every country singer should drive. nice way of saying my truck looks like crap!

Another memorable moment was the medley where Dierks announced Dan Hochhalter (fiddle player) is going to sing a song for us and Dan shakes his head no (gets stage fright).  While Dierks and Dan are 'arguing,' bassist Cassady Feasby steps up to the mic and starts belting out Bon Jovi:



A few people hollered out "birthdays", and Dierks said, we have a "one-day-old", referring to Brian Layson (lead guitar) who became a daddy again the day before.  He still had the white hospital band around his wrist.


Attendees dined on mini mexican cuisine and baby BBQ sandwiches--but the Bud Light was NOT free this year. Other activities new to LCB7 included the buckets-o-peanuts on the tables--two of which were autographed by Dierks and awarded to two winners.  Some found the photo booth and played around with some funny poses.

And the LCB7 T-shirts this year were black--yeah!  Made my day they were not white!

It was great meeting up with friends whom I've met over the last 6 years at all the other Last Call Balls, and meeting new ones!  I even met some for the first time and thought I had already met them--that's how strong the online DBC connection is!  I love my DBC family!

But the most important part of the night was the one-on-one Meet and Greet with our DB Congress president - Dierks Bentley himself.  The commemorative lanyard/tickets were numbered and those in the 480-500 range did not meet DB until 3 a.m.  But many fan club parties don't even offer the one-on-one M&G, so Dierks fans are very fortunate he gives us that special time with him.  Of course, that's why we all are so loyal and dedicated to supporting him, right?


I even went to Blake Shelton's fan club party on Friday night, in hopes Dierks would show up like he did last year, but it wasn't to be.  And although Blake put on an awesome concert with some surprise guests, that's all it was--absolutley NO meet and greet.  What? 

I was most impressed with the generosity and willingness of fellow fan-clubbers (DBC-ers) to work so hard at making sure all tickets to LCB were used.  Many thanks to Becky, Janet and Jane who helped make a dream come true for Angela, Becky and her son Matthew.  They had extra tickets and went to great lengths to get these 3 to their first LCB experience!

Thank you, Dierks! Thanks for showing the others how to really appreciate your fans--by spending quality one-on-one time with them. Thanks for the awesome music and thanks for  having some of the most talented and funny musicians in the band: Tim Sergent, Steve Misamore, Dan Hochhalter, Brian Layson, and Cassady Feasby.  Next year--we want to MEET and take pics with each of them!  They're part of the DBC family, too!


~Ronna Clark
DB Congress Chair, Florida

Monday, June 13, 2011

Country Weekly Highlights Dierks' Jager Country Tour

Check out page 38-41 in the June 20, 2011 issue of Country Weekly! Our DB Congress prez (Dierks Bentley) is featured in "Meister Memories."  "If you can't have fun with Dierks Bentley on tour, then you simply have no taste for the good life."

Videos: Dierks Talks his first CMA Fest & DBTV-LCB7 Episode

Dierks Bentley talks about his first time at CMA as a volunteer.  Find out who he drove around in the golf cart at the 3:30 mark:




"I think about this all year long..."  Dierks talks about Last Call Ball #7 and shares a few of the songs.  Check out the ending--do you see yourself? I do!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Video: Dierks Bentley Hits a Triple

At yesterday's Celebrity Softball Challenge benefiting the City of Hope in Nashville, Dierks Bentley's turn at bat turned into a triple. Watch as he slides into third base:

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Radio Getting its Good Time On

Dierks Bentley's latest hit single "Am I the Only One" continues its march toward the top 10, landing at #14 on both Mediabase and Billboard after just 10 weeks on the charts (it's one of the "youngest" songs in the Top 15 - only Blake Shelton and Lady A are younger!). This week has seen strong gains on the two songs immediately in front of it on the charts: "Somewhere Else" by Toby Keith and "Country Girl" by Luke Bryan, and it's quite possible it will overtake at least one prior to the next chart run. Additionally, "Heart Like Mine" by Miranda Lambert should fall past AITOO, so #12 is not out of the question heading into Last Call Ball. :)

On the smaller market Billboard Country Indicator chart, it's already passed "Country Girl" and came in at #11 this week, so for all of you smaller market, more rural areas: thank your radio stations because they are getting their good time on for sure!  

And I don't know about you guys, but the DJs here in NC sure do have a good time playing on the title of the song ... for instance, this morning I was driving to work in Durham, NC and listening to 94.7 WQDR. Miranda Lambert is in town tomorrow night, and after playing "Heart Like Mine" they segued into AITOO with "Am I the only one ... who wants to win Miranda Lamber tickets? Here's the latest from Dierks Bentley!" My favorite DJ in Charlotte refers to the song as his new anthem. It's fun to hear positive feedback like that!

For the many of you heading to LCB this week, I hope you have a great time. I'll be there in spirit, but am planning to attend next year -- finally! Can't wait to hear all the stories! 

~ Carrie S. (DBC Rep/Chart Reporter ~ NC)