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