Dierks Bentley Announces Ryman Auditorium Show to Celebrate New Album Release
Dierks Bentley is gearing up to release his ninth studio album, The Mountain, on June 8 and wants to celebrate the new project with an intimate concert at Nashville's famed Ryman Auditorium.
The "Woman, Amen" singer has booked a late-night album release show on June 7, and he will perform all 13 tracks from the record.
“This album started as the smallest seed of an idea,” Bentley says in a press release. “It was inspired by where I am in my life right now, but also by the people I meet out on the road who triumph over hardship every day. We all share this underlying sense of gratitude and hope, which really became the base of The Mountain, so I wanted to introduce it as a whole story for the first time with all the fans in town for CMA Music Fest."
Bentley's 2018 tour opener Lanco will also open the Ryman show. Pre-sale tickets are available beginning May 15, with a public on sale set for May 18. All money raised from the sale of tickets will benefit the Opry Trust Fund, which offers financial assistance to those in the country music industry during their time of need.
In an interview with the Tennessean, Bentley says his The Mountain album will feature “crazy mandolin playing” from Sam Bush and hints that Bush may make a special appearance during his Ryman appearance.
“We’ll have to get him or mimic him somehow,” Bentley says. “It’s a smaller venue so it’s great, just for those hardcore fans who are willing to listen to songs they don’t know and want to hear them. It makes me feel less self-conscious. Knowing we’ll be singing for a room full of people who will be really excited to hear these songs … it’s a pretty cool thing."
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