According to this article on cybergrass.com, about "How Online Culture Redefines the Artist-Fan Connection," The CMA says that Dierks Bentley's fan club membership is up 96 percent annually for the past four years.
This is great news! I like to think the DB Congress has at least a little to do with that. You all have worked so hard at recruiting one fan at a time to join the fan club, join the DBC and they in turn start promoting as well. I am so proud!
And we should celebrate another win tonight! The official website for Dierks Bentley deployed a major relaunch today, and guess what? It's just one site - http://www.dierks.com/. That just made my day! No more "officialdbc.com." In a few days it will go away--they are giving us time to save any posts over there. How nice!
I'm still exploring, but so far so good. I liked it well enough to add my avatar!