DIERKS BENTLEY SUPPORTS YOUTH EMPOWERMENT DURING ABC’S PRIMETIME WE DAY SPECIAL TOMORROW
August 16, 2018
While Spotlighting the Impact of the Floyd Family
NASHVILLE, TN – Aug. 16, 2018 – Multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley will perform as part of the fourth annual WE Day televised primetime special airing tomorrow (8/17 at 7:00P CT on ABC) celebrating youth making a difference throughout the country. Bentley takes the stage with his No. One hit “Women, Amen” off his ninth studio album THE MOUNTAIN, while turning the spotlight on the powerful story of Nashville’s Floyd family, who also served as the foundation behind the the track’s music video. Jennifer and Syndee were on-hand as Bentley’s personal guest along with 16,000 students and educators who gathered at Los Angeles’ The Forum this past April, for the star-studded line-up that also included Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell and The Chainsmokers.
Fans can relive the Jennifer and Sydnee’s heartfelt reaction to Bentley’s surprise invitation here: https://youtu.be/DHNum-gkjks
While Bentley continues to taking “his good works to the next level” (CMT) he carries on the unified themes of presence and positive found throughout “Women, Amen” and THE MOUNTAIN with his latest single and “most affecting song” (Rolling Stone) “Burning Man” featuring (featuring Brothers Osborne). “The inspirational track about overcoming life’s obstacles (Buffalo News) opens the album on a fiery-but-reflective note and the hard-charging” (Newsday) collaboration serves as a crowd-favorite during Bentley’s 2018 MOUNTAIN HIGH TOUR.
Reaching a new creative high, Bentley co-wrote 10 of THE MOUNTAIN’s 13 tracks off his seventh chart-topping album (Capitol Records Nashville), which earned him the highest debut sales of his career. Its “quality music with depth and sincerity” (NPR) ranging in style from textured rock to acoustic folk. The Arizona native has amassed nearly five billion digital streams, countless additional nominations from the CMA and Billboard Music Awards while earning 13 GRAMMY nominations – including at least one stemming from each of his last six albums. Continuing endeavors outside of the music industry Bentley has partnered with Flag & Anthem to create an exclusive lifestyle collection, Desert Son, available now. He continues to host capacity crowds throughout the summer on his 2018 MOUNTAIN HIGH TOUR in partnership PepsiCo and 5-hour ENERGY® and will launch his inaugural Seven Peaks Music Festival over Labor Day weekend. Bentley continues the trek tomorrow (8/17) headlining Canada’s Country Thunder Festival before returning to Nashville on Wednesday (8/22) for the 12th Annual ACM Honors where he will be honored with the Merle Haggard Spirit Award. For more information visit www.Dierks.com.
WE Day is part of WE– a family of organizations making doing good, doable. WE is made up of WE Charity, empowering domestic and international change, ME to WE, a social enterprise that creates socially conscious products and experiences to help support the charity, and WE Day, filling stadiums around the world with the greatest celebration of social good. WE enables youth and families to better the world – supporting 7,200+ local and global causes by volunteering millions of hours of service, shopping daily with an impact, and raising millions of dollars that directly benefit their local communities and the world. Globally, WE teams in Asia, Africa, and Latin America have provided more than 1 million people with clean water, built 1,000 schools and schoolrooms overseas, and empowered more than 200,000 children with access to education. WE was founded more than 20 years ago by social entrepreneurs, brothers Craig and Marc Kielburger. Join the movement today at WE.org.