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Country Music’s 10 Hottest Dads

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In honor of Father’s Day, we knew we had to celebrate country music’s great fathers. They love their kids, they write excellent songs, they put on phenomenal concerts…and they look pretty hot while doing so. Today, we salute country’s music’s 10 Hottest Dads.

While it was hard to narrow it down, these hunky dads stole our top ten spots.

CONTEST: Win A Signed Dierks Bentley “Home” CD!

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Dierks Bentley’s seventh studio album, “Home,” did him proud and debuted at number one…and here’s your chance to win a signed copy!  The CD includes the smash hits “Am I The Only One,” and the title track, “Home.” This was his fourth Number 1 debut on the Billboard Album Charts.

Dierks is currently on tour promoting “Home” on his 2012 Country & Cold Cans Tour. For more information and tour dates, visit his official website: www.dierksbentley.com

To enter to win the signed CD, all you have to do is follow the contest rules below! Good luck!

REVIEW: Dierks Bentley Makes A Pit Stop in NYC for IHeartRadio

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The whirling dervish that is the Dierks Bentley promo tour for his new album Home made a quick pit stop in NYC yesterday for some lucky IHeartRadio contest winners.  Dierks played a full show on Wednesday at the Bowery Ballroom but Monday night’s 10 song, 45 minute set was a nice appetizer.  The tiny P.C. Richards Theater on the ground floor of the Clear Channel building was packed with lots of Dierks’ faithful fans – and they were not disappointed.  Calling NYC the pulse of this country and bantering about talking country music with a man from Kentucky over breakfast in the Big Apple, Dierks Bentley knows that NYC knows country music!  The showcase highlighted some of the new tracks including 5-1-5-0, a Van Halen inspired track, the title track Home, and When You Gonna Come Around featuring Karen Fairchild from Little Big Town which is a sweet, romantic, country ballad.  Mrs. Fairchild was not in attendance last night but the song held up just fine as a solo number too.  The fan favorites were peppered in as well.  The audience was participating for Feel the Fire and What Was I Thinking.  But when Dierks came down off the stage and into the crowd for Sideways the fan love soared!  My personal favorite of the night was Up On The Ridge, the title track from Dierks’ previous album.  It may have been because Brooklyn’s own Punch Brothers played on the album track or it may have been because it is an awesome song. But any which way you cut it last night made me proud to be from NYCountry.

This review was written by a guest writer, Erin Kamenitz, who attended the show on behalf of Keepin’ It Country Blog. 

Photo Credit: Jennifer Pottheiser for iHeartRadio

Dierks Bentley’s “Home” Available Now

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Country star Dierks Bentley released his highly anticipated album, Home, yesterday. Home marks the seventh studio album for Bentley and includes his number one smash, “Am I The Only One,” and the hit title track, “Home.” The album has already hit number one on iTunes’ Country Albums Chart and is currently sitting comfortably in the top spot.

Bentley is never one to forget his fans. He requested via twitter that fans send him their phone number so he could call some of them and chat about the album. True to his word, he started making calls yesterday. Bentley also had a special album release day message to his fans live from the streets of New York. Check out the video below.

Meanwhile, the country crooner is busy promoting the new record and is on the road with his 2012 Country & Cold Cans Tour. For more information and tour dates, visit his official website: www.dierksbentley.com.

Home is available everywhere now! Don’t forget to grab your copy.

Itunes link: Dierks Bentley, Home

 

Dierks Bentley Certified Gold

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Dierks Bentley has another hit on his hands!

With more than 500,000 digital sales, Bentley’s number one hit, “Am I The Only One,” has been certified gold by the RIAA. The track is his eighth number one song.

“Am I The Only One” is the lead single for Bentley’s upcoming album, Home, which is due out on February 7th. He will be holding a special show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on February 2nd to kick off and celebrate the new album release.

Additionally, his current single, “Home,” is busy climbing the country radio charts, and the second leg of his Country & Cold Cans Tour will continue on February 15th in Canada and Australia. Check out his website for more details: www.dierks.com.

Congrats to Dierks! I can’t wait to check out the new album.

Dierks Bentley Reveals Track Listing For New Album

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Country star Dierks Bentley‘s sixth album, Home, is one of the most anticipated albums of 2012 and is slated for release by Capitol Records on February 7th. The album includes his number one hit, “Am I The Only One,” as well as the title track and top 15 song, “Home.”

In discussing the album, Bentley stated:

“This album is more than a year’s worth of writing, recording and testing out material on the road in front of our hardcore fans. The end result is an album that runs through all the types of country songs and sounds I enjoy singing and playing. I can’t wait to share it with the fans!”

You can pre-order the album on Amazon.

Check out the track listing for Home:

1. Am I The Only One
2. Gonna Die Young
3. Tip It on Back
4. Home
5. Diamonds Make Babies
6. In My Head
7. Breathe You In
8. The Woods
9. When You Gonna Come Around
10. 5-1-5-0
11. Heart of a Lonely Girl
12. Thinking of You

We can’t wait to hear it!

REVIEW: Dierks Bentley, “Home”

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Country star, Dierks Bentley, recently released the follow-up to his hit number one single, “Am I The Only One.” His new song, “Home,” is the second single off of his upcoming album of the same title. Bentley co-wrote the track with Dan Wilson and Brett Beavers.

The song was initially inspired by the tragic shooting surrounding Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords that took place in Arizona last January. Giffords was severely injured, 12 people were hurt, and 6 people lost their lives. “Home” was made the official song by Arizona’s Centennial Commission for the state’s 100-year celebration.

In an interview with All Things Considered host Melissa Block, Arizona native, Bentley, explained:

“I think the first thing I thought of when we started writing it was the shooting that happened in Tucson, Ariz., with [U.S. Rep.] Gabby Giffords. That had happened about four days earlier. That, for me, my home state — that invokes so many different feelings of anger and questions of why. And also, of course, the healing process. It all kind of came together in this song.”

“Home ” addresses patriotism in a heartfelt and honest manner. It recognizes our nation’s struggles and hardships as well as acknowledges people’s flaws while displaying hope for a better future. The underlying tone of the song unquestionably lies in sentiment of love and loyalty to our country.  Bentley’s smooth country drawl on top of the raw and melodic sound of the track match perfectly with the powerful message of the song.