Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Dierks Bentley Wins BIG at 2010 ASCAP Awards

Dierks Bentley's 2010 just got a a whole lot better! Not only did he perform with his bluegrass buddies the Travelin' McCoury's at the ASCAP Country Music Awards, he also captured two of the evenings top honors:

ASCAP Songwriter/Artist of the Year and Top 5 Most Performed Song for Sideways.

The September 14, 2010 invitation-only event was held at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, where ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) honored the writers of country music’s most performed songs of the period between April 2009 and March 2010 before an audience of many of Nashville’s most distinguished songwriters, top country stars and music industry leaders. Special tribute was paid to Alan Jackson, who was honored with the ASCAP Founders Award. A special musical tribute to Jackson included remarkable performances of several of his hits by Steve Earle, Dierks Bentley and Chris Young. Dierks performed Jackson's "Midnight in Montgomery" and his own "Sideways."

Dierks said thank you on Facebook and Twitter: “@ASCAP: The Songwriter/Artist of the year Award goes to @dierksbentley" thx ASCAP and the nash songwriting community. a BIG deal 4 me #fb"

We are so proud of our DBC president! I think 2010 is going to be a very BIG year for you, Dierks! You are finally getting the recognition you deserve for your extraordinary talent!


PHOTO: ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams, ASCAP Songwriter/Artist of the Year Dierks Bentley, ASCAP Founders Award honoree Alan Jackson, Top 5 Song honoree Chris Young("Gettin' You Home"), and songwriter/artist Steve Earle.


  1. When the news broke last night, I freaked. What an honor. I can't even imagine how he feels today. I think "a BIG deal" is putting it mildly!

  2. Yeah, 2010 is one for the books for Dierks. So well deserved, too! Congratulations, Mr. Prez!

  3. So awesome! He deserves the recognition!