Sunday, December 30, 2018

Dierks Bentley Highlights from 2018

Can you believe it's already the end of another year (the 15th year of Dierks Bentley’s career!)? This was a powerhouse year for our DB Congress President. A new album, number one songs, tours, music videos, even his own clothing line and music festival—2018 brought what some would call the year the general public got to know the man behind the music (the Dierks we all know and love). 

Every mile(stone) was a memory in 2018! Here are the highlights:

January 10
Dierks started the year in epic fashion. After two months of silence on his social media channels, clues finally started to be leaked, resulting in what we’ve all been waiting for: a new album! This social media campaign revealed the title, logo, preorder information (including the beloved keys!), a live interview, and the announcement of the first single off the album: “Woman, Amen.”



January 16
Located on the corner of 4th Avenue and Broadway in Nashville, the long-anticipated Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row restaurant finally opened!

January 17
“Woman, Amen” was officially released as the first single off the anticipated album The Mountain. Throughout the year, the song made it to number one in just a few months!

January 18
Dierks and the guys had the opportunity to perform "Woman, Amen" on Ellen, where she introduced him as "one of the biggest names in country music."



January 23
The Mountain High Tour was announced in a very unique way, pulling in tour mates Brothers Osborne and LANCO. The tour kicked off in Columbia, Md., on May 18 and stopped at more than 30 cities, including the sold out Madison Square Garden in September.


February 5
As stated on The Boot, "Dierks Bentley received the 2018 CRS Artist Humanitarian Award in a special ceremony. The award was given in recognition of Bentley's substantial charitable work, including his Miles & Music for Kids concert and motorcycle ride, which occurred annually over the span of 10 years and raised over $4 million to benefit children's hospitals across the country, and the Country Cares concert he organized and hosted in support of those affected by wildfires in his home state, Arizona." Watch his full acceptance speech here.

February 10
As if we didn’t already feel like we were shouting from the top of a mountain with the excitement of the year so far, Dierks announced he has partnered up with Flag & Anthem to create a new clothing line, Desert Son. Fit for a son of the Arizona desert, this “authentic” clothing line is truly a representation of the desert son himself.


April 5
Dierks revealed the Seven Peaks Music Festival would be held over Labor Day weekend in Buena Vista, Colo. Guest artists already announced included Miranda Lambert, Brothers Osborne, LANCO, Elle King, Del McCoury, Sam Bush and The Cadillac Three, with more announced in the coming months.


April 10
In the style of his “Riser” music video, Dierks used this medium to share a real story of a mother-daughter super duo with the hope of inspiring others to action in "Woman, Amen" music video.


April 12
We finally received a release date for The Mountain! The album will be released June 8. This announcement included a downloadable track and the entire track list of the album. Dierks wrote 10 of the 13 new tracks “that are unified by themes of presence and positivity, and range in style from textured rock to acoustic folk, feeling both rooted and expansive at the same time.”


April 15
Dierks’ “Black” music video was nominated for Video of the Year at the ACM Awards where he had the opportunity to perform “Woman, Amen." This performance earned solid airtime through various platforms because of the kiss he gave his wife, Cassidy, at the end! This was also the evening where #WomanAmenACM submissions were featured during the performance (and those same photos have been used on tour ever since!).



April/May
Dierks created four "Mountain" music videos, sharing stories of people overcoming their personal mountains. Teaming up with Apple Music, these videos highlight “fans’ stories of resilience, perseverance and hope set to picturesque performance footage shot in Colorado.” Songs include "Woman, Amen," (see April 10) “The Mountain,” “Living,” and “You Can’t Bring Me Down.”

May 20
The Mountain High Tour kicks off in Columbia, Md., with many DBCers in attendance! It was clear Dierks hadn’t been on the road for a while--he was so excited, he didn’t even stop to talk until he was nine songs into the night! With tight transitions and a stellar setlist, it was the perfect opener for the six-month tour!

June 7
In the hours leading up to the long-awaited album release of midnight on June 8, Dierks and the guys performed the entire album top to bottom at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. He also included a couple extra recent hits along with older country covers.

June 8
The album has arrived! “The Mountain just might be Dierks at his strongest—this just might be the summit of the mountain of a career he’s been climbing. … [It’s] inherently Dierks. It’s rugged and rock-tinged, but still undeniably country. It has a heart.”

June/July
The law enforcement lip sync battle that took over the country has gone, well, country. A chance to show these men and women in uniform are real people, they took the opportunity to lip sync to whatever songs inspired them … and Dierks’ “5-1-5-0” naturally was a perfect fit for many.

July 2
A personal message from Dierks arrived exclusively for the DB Congress. “I cannot even think of where to start when it comes to thanking you guys for, man, all the support all you guys do, all your enthusiasm … especially with the new album release, and just playing new songs and knowing that you guys are gonna be down front supporting us means so much to me and the guys in the band.”



August 22
As stated in Rolling Stone, Dierks received "the ACM Merle Haggard Spirit Award in recognition of a career that has spanned eight albums and blazed a unique trail with his artistry, just as the award’s namesake did during his lifetime."



August 31 - September 2
Dierks hosted his first-ever music festival, Seven Peaks! Drawing thousands to Buena Vista, Colo. (including many DBCers), Dierks took the time to walk through the camp to ensure he had the chance to meet everyone in attendance. Save the date for next year-there's no way he'd miss doing this again!


October 14
The “Burning Man” music video, featuring Brothers Osborne, was released, and it’s pure fire! Though a few team members actually experienced a heat stroke from the literal heat when filming, the result was perfection. “Dierks’ heart, passion, contemplation, and joy radiate throughout the video, continuing the 2018 trend we’ve seen from Dierks in his introspective year.”


October 22
Though we do not yet know the title or even the air date, we do know Dierks is slated to produce a new comedy show on Fox along with his manager, Mary Hilliard Harrington. This dynamic duo has teamed up with Jack Burditt, best known as the creator of the hit shows Last Man Standing and Modern Family. “The untitled series is set in a Nashville bar, where singers and songwriters go to chase their dreams, or maybe just to fall in love if only for a night.”

October 26
The Burning Man Tour will be hitting cities in the U.S. and Canada in 2019! This time, Dierks will welcome back Jon Pardi, and is adding Tenille Townes to the team (with the Hot Country Knights kicking it all off for each show!). Tickets are on sale now (if you haven't snagged them already!).


Those Hot Country Knights ...

 

November 14
Dierks performed “Burning Man” live on Good Morning America ahead of the CMA Awards later that evening. From where did he perform? His own Whiskey Row in Nashville, naturally! That evening, he was nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year (The Mountain), and Musical Event of the Year ("Burning Man" with Brothers Osborne).

Also November 14
It was announced that Dierks stepped down from the Metro Nashville Airport Authority Board of Directors, citing work being more time consuming than he anticipated, resulting in him not contributing as much as he would have liked. He was appointed in April 2017.

November-December
Those visiting Dierks' Whiskey Row in Nashville (along with other Lower Broadway restaurants) between Thanksgiving and Christmas had the opportunity to purchase items off the menu with a percentage benefitting Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital in Vanderbilt. For WR, if you purchased their legendary mac and cheese, some of the proceeds would have been donated on your behalf. A win-win!

December
Through the month of December--well, 12 days of it--DB Congress held a unique Twitter campaign: The 12 Days of Dierksmas Giveaways! For those who retweeted the 12 daily tweets (well, there were actually 13 because we were quite excited!), their name was entered to win the item of the day, ranging anywhere from beer koozies to meet and greets! Special thanks to BubbleUp, Dierks.com, Red Light Management, and Flag & Anthem for providing the giveaways!


December 1
This day saw gifts aplenty for Dierks and DBCers! In the last show of 2018, Dierks brought 10-year-old daughter, Evie, on stage to perform “My Religion” together. This was a priceless moment that many will remember for years to come! Also, before the show, Dierks had the chance to open his belated birthday gift from dozens of DB Congress reps, which included a customized guitar strap, giant fold-out birthday card, and a donation made to Jumbled Dreams on his behalf … to which he replied, “Best fans ever!”

December 5
In true Dierks fashion, he took the time to handwrite notes to his team, giving personal thank yous to the band and crew.



December 10
A favorite tradition for Dierks and Cassidy, the couple attended the Safe Haven Family Shelter annual fundraiser and joined a team to match 100 percent of all proceeds. With their contributions, the event raised more than $56,000 for the shelter—one very near and dear to the Bentley family.

December 18
Dierks had the opportunity to perform on the season 15 finale of The Voice, bringing “country to L.A. with a rendition of his hit, Burning Man.” Everyone agrees, it was an incredible performance! Even his family got to attend.


We simply cannot wait to see what 2019 has in store for Dierks and DB Congress! Let's climb that mountain!

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.  The 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





Monday, October 22, 2018

Dierks Bentley to Produce TV Show on Fox


Musician, artist, humanitarian, husband, dad--the titles for Dierks Bentley are endless, but there is a new one that can be added to the list: executive producer.

Though not confirmed by Dierks' team, the news took over the Internet Oct. 22 that Dierks' is slated to produce a new comedy show on Fox along with his manager, Mary Hilliard Harrington. We've learned they have teamed up with Jack Burditt, best known as the creator of the hit shows Last Man Standing and Modern Family.

The first to break the news, Variety said the show is "a single-camera comedy that has received a put pilot commitment at Fox. The untitled series is set in a Nashville bar, where singers and songwriters go to chase their dreams, or maybe just to fall in love if only for a night."

Sounds a bit familiar, no doubt, to Dierks, who got his start in country music in a very similar fashion--chasing his dreams on lower Broadway. It makes you wonder if there will be an opportunity to film some on location at Dierks' own bar in Nashville, Whiskey Row ... or even a personal appearance from The Dude himself?

There has been no word yet on when this show will air. But we have our tvs ready to go!

Jessica Borrelli
DB Congress Rep, WA
@AllTheWayToMe

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Burning Man Music Video Is Fire!


It's no surprise a music video with a song title of "Burning Man" would be filmed someplace hot, but even Arizona native, Dierks Bentley, wasn't prepared for what the Palm Springs, Calif., desert held for the video team in the July heat. 

"I’m from Arizona, and this was hot. I felt bad for everyone involved,” Dierks said when reflecting on the video shoot.

Several members of the crew experienced heat stroke, vehicles got stuck in the sand; there was even a rattlesnake tamer with them at all times. 

But ... anything less and this video wouldn't be fitting for the song itself. And the video turned out exactly how they wanted it.

After the sun went down, though, the energy shifted, and the team soaked up the desert air. With the stars out and nothing else in sight, the other side of the burning man came to light.

“We went absolutely crazy,” Dierks said. “It felt so good—we had the music cranking, we were in the middle of nowhere and the stars were coming out. The fun we were having was true to a fault, we didn’t have to fake that at all.”

Joined by Brothers Osborne duo--T.J. and John--"Burning Man" is a reflection on Dierks' life, where he's come from and where he wants to be.


"I live in these two completely different worlds,” Dierks said. “I’m in my house in Nashville right now and I’m about to fly to San Francisco to do a show. And it’s not just physical, but also mentally I am always switching gears and trying to be successful in both of them. One day I’m doing something with [my] four-year-old with a bunch of their moms and the next I’m on stage ... I’m knee-deep in adulthood. I thought it would be fun to sing [this] with someone who doesn’t have three kids and isn’t as far along as I am or as old as I am.”

Directed by Wes Edwards (who also directed "Black," "5-1-5-0" and "Riser"), the video pulls in elements that Dierks fans will recognize from his career journey. It includes footage from every era of his music career, clips of his family, even a subtle nod to his Riser logo. 

Dierks' heart, passion, contemplation, and joy radiate throughout the video, continuing the 2018 trend we've seen from Dierks in his introspective year. 

"I wanted [this video] to be about my own journey in music--how many nights I’ve been on stage and the years I’ve put into this—who I am," he said. He added in a different interview, “This song is a personal reflection and it was important to me that you feel that with the video."



Jessica Borrelli
DB Congress Rep, WA
@AllTheWayToMe

Friday, July 20, 2018

Somebody Call the Po-Po! Dierks Featured in Lip-Sync Videos Across U.S.

If you've been on social media in the last few weeks, you've seen it.

The law enforcement lip sync battle craze has been taking over the country ... and we have to admit: We love it!

It's certainly entertaining, and ultimately, it's showing off not just the officers' dance moves, but reminding everyone that our men and women in uniform are real people.

Naturally, given the stars of these videos, Dierks Bentley's "5-1-5-0" has popped up a few times in this battle and we can't get enough!

Here are the videos we found featuring this hit:


Meridian Police Department, Idaho


Yuma County Sheriff's Office, Arizona



Lebanon Police Department, Tennessee



College Station Police Department, Texas



Tega Cay Police Department, South Carolina



Stuart Police Department, Florida


Have you seen a Dierks Bentley lip sync video we didn't catch? Please share it in the comments and we'll get it added to this blog.

Jessica Borrelli
DB Congress Rep, WA
@AllTheWayToMe

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Dierks Art that Lasts Forever

On July 13, DB Congress member Rebecca Scott posed a great question to the Facebook page:


As someone with numerous tattoos adorning my body, I find this to be a perfect question, as I, too, have considered which Dierks lyric or image I should get. I was so excited to see I'm not the only one who feels this way!

DBCers shared their photos and inspiration in response to our question of, "Got Dierks [ink]?" Here is some of the art you shared!




Sandra Bowers Grubb shared, "In Sept. 2012, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and the song "Every Mile A Memory" became my Walk Team name because "Every Mile I Walk is a Memory." The orange ribbon on the butterfly represents MS. Fast forward to 2014 and "Riser" was release, then that one became my anthem. This tattoo reminds me every day that I am a Riser and that I am a fighter, a survivor."



Nicole Snell said, "Here’s my Riser bird/long trip alone db! I wanted a Riser bird as a tattoo because of how much the song Riser means to me, but I wanted to make it unique, and something else I love about Dierks, and so I decided on the db symbol from the Long Trip Alone album. I love that song and album a lot, and always loved that db symbol so I thought it was perfect! I decided I HAD to get a tattoo of him in some way, after all these years of following him around 😉 It’s a perfect tattoo to show me everyday that I’m a Riser, and I get asked all the time what that symbol is and people get to learn about Dierks that way haha"




Elise Benjamin Taylor shared, "My “Riser” tattoo. There are several reasons behind this tattoo, because I’m a Riser. But mostly because my Dad was a Riser and taught me to be one too. His final days were fighting stage IV lung cancer and he fought like a “Riser”. He had a tumor on his spine and we all knew that when it grew he would lose his ability to walk. So up to that point every single day my Dad got up and would work on his farm. Every. Single. Day. Through radiation and chemo he never stopped. He just kept fighting. During this time, my mother in law was also diagnosed with stage IV cancer, and I lost several friends to cancer, other illnesses, accidents and suicide. There were days I was so depressed I didn’t want to get out of bed, but I did, every single day. The song and the album “Riser” helped me through these hard times. “I Hold On” and “Here On Earth” also have so much special meaning. “Riser” will always be my favorite album."




Kathy Butler shared, "It's the LTA db symbol w/ lyrics that have a lot of meaning to me."




Meredith Mauer shared, "I got this tattoo while in Nashville, on an impromptu trip to see Deirks at the Station Inn with Kathy Butler. When Riser came out, it resonated with the with me on several levels. At the time, I was struggling (and still am) with some health issues and the recent loss of my best friend, who was KIA in Afghanistan. This was MY SONG! I incorporated the American flag into the Riser bird, and placed it on my wrist so it would fly proud when my arm was raised above my head. Funny side story to this: after the show at the Station Inn, we got to talk to Dierks and he signed some Hashprints for some fellow DBC members who weren't able to make it to the show. When he saw my tattoo, he did a double take and asked if it was real. He said he asked to send a pic of it to him, which Kathy did for me. I MAY have had a few beers that night, so I proceeded to tell him the story of the flag placement on my tattoo. Then, I went on this long spiel about the history of the way the military carries the flag. Poor guy! 😂😂. My tattoo was also featured in the DBTV video from that night. It was a great night with a lot of laughs."




Cecia Guidry Benoit shared, "I incorporated a few things into my tattoo. There’s the RISER bird because this song means so much to me. The palm trees symbolize “Somewhere On A Beach.” (Dierks is obviously my favorite and the beach is my happy place.) The stars and lightning represents my favorite band, The Cadillac Three, which also represents the Tennessee state flag. All of these things are all inside of a music symbol. I guess you can say it’s kind of a collage of all of my happies! ☺️"



Leanna Gasiewicz shared, "I got this after I called my wedding off, 'my faith your love our freedom is what keeps me going strong' and nothing can hold me back!"




Kelsey Hodges shared, "Had this for about 7 years now, ready to [get] something "mountain" themed soon."




Kimberly Fischer shared this photo. No caption needed!




Elena Lotten shared, "My husband had Dierks sign his arm at a meet and greet and got it tattooed the next day!!!"




Stefanie McNelis Alyssa shared, "😘😘 Upper left corner picture you can see we have “every mile a memory.” Very meaningful ❤️ that was a weekend of 3 shows in 3 or 4 days. Bloomington IL - Franklin WI -Chicago IL. It was Franklin, Wisconsin, where it was POURING down rain during “Home”... it was amazing to say the least! Every time I hear that song I am reminded of that experience."




Stacy Sievers shared, "I have this one on my left leg, I'd like to someday get a song lyric around it!"




Cassie Robinson shared, "I had him write out grateful for me last month ❤️"



If you have Dierks ink, we'd love to see it! Please share in the comments!

Jessica Borrelli
DB Congress Rep, WA
@AllTheWayToMe

Monday, July 2, 2018

Exclusive: Special Video Message from Dierks Bentley to His DB Congress!

Dierks Bentley has a heart full of grateful and he's letting his DB Congress know just how much we mean to him in this exclusive, special video message!
 



For our hearing impaired reps, here is the full transcript:

DB Congress!

What is goin' on guys? I cannot even think of where to start when it comes to thanking you guys for, man, all the support all you guys do, all your enthusiasm, all the stories you guys have shared with me and my team, my band, my crew, everyone back in Nashville over this last album campaign, especially the "Woman, Amen" stuff. Just all the support for this project--it’s been such an enjoyable ride for me.

You know, the journey itself has been the reward. It was so fun making this record, so fun writing it, recording it, working together with my team and working together with you guys to get the news out there to spread the news of the new album being released.  

Looking back on it, it was such a frenzied, kind of 18 days of album release week. But really just a much longer campaign, starting all the way back to when I first started writing this record. Kind of laying the groundwork. And to see you guys embrace the work, embrace the music and see your faces out there at these shows now, especially when we’re doing the new songs—it means the world to me.

Especially with the new album release, and just playing new songs and knowing that you guys are gonna be down front supporting us means so much to me and the guys in the band. 

So, I can’t say enough. Man, it’s been a great number of years. This last 18 months have been so special for me. Just having the time of our lives out here on the tour now because you know we did all the work, made the record, and now we get a chance just to enjoy summertime and the shows and this Mountain High Tour with Brothers Osborne and LANCO. 

So we’ll see you all out here! Me and the guys refer to it not so much as a tour as a celebration of the music and we’re having a great time celebrating every night. 

Thank you guys so much!

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Thank you, Dierks! This means the world to us!


Ronna Clark,
DB Congress Chair (FL)

Hey, congress! Leave a comment here under this blog of what Dierks and "The Mountain" mean to you and you will be entered to win a Hatch Show Print from The Mountain album release show at The Ryman! Most original comment wins! Deadline July 6, 2018.