Dierks Bentley NYC Album Release Week

Dierks Bentley released his latest album, The Mountain last Friday so naturally, he came to NYC to help promote the new music.  Stopping at Good Morning America, Nash FM 94.7 Studios, Pandora, Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and many other outlets.

Dierks Album Release

Photo courtesy of Nash FM 94.7 Facebook

The New York Country Swag Team headed first to his Nash FM 94.7 Stage 17 show yesterday, (Wednesday, June 13th) where Bentley chatted with Nash DJs Katie Neal and Jesse Addy about the new music.  He was pridefully rocking an FDNY t-shirt during his set.  He performed his 17th number one chart-topper “Woman, Amen” as well as his next single “Burning Man” which features Brothers Osborne on the album version.  He couldn’t leave the studios without singing his biggest hits, “Drunk on a Plane” and “I Hold On”.

Bentley with NYCountry Swag Founder, Stephanie Wagner

Next up, we caught Bentley at his Pandora Up Close performance which took place at the beautiful Capitale in downtown Manhattan.  The theme of Bentley’s album, The Mountain was prevalent throughout the space, his backdrop the outline of a mountain with tiny lights representing a night sky.  He opened his hour-long set with an oldie but a goodie from his debut album, “What Was I Thinking”  right after exclaiming to the crowd “What was I thinking? I was thinking that New York City has the best fans!”

Dierks Album Release

Throughout the night he mixed new songs from his album including “Woman, Amen”, “Burning Man” and “Living” with hits that have gotten him to this point in his career like “Up On the Ridge” and “Somewhere on a Beach”.  “We haven’t done this song in many, many years but we wanted to keep you guys on your toes tonight, I hope you remember it,” he told the audience before singing “Come A Little Closer” from his 2005 album Modern Day Drifter.

Bentley referenced several times how excited he is to bring his Mountain High Tour to Madison Square Garden this fall.  “We’re playing the biggest honky-tonk in the world, MSG, that is right at the top of my bucket list, bigger than any dream I could ever dream.” For tickets to the September 8th show, head to www.dierks.com/tour “This song is for you guys, I certainly want to specifically thank all of our firefighters and police officers as well,” Bentley told the crowd before singing his emotional and uplifting hit “Riser”.

Before playing his final song of the night, Pandora hosts surprised Bentley on stage with a plaque that indicated he had reached over three billion spins on Pandora.  Putting him in a class with the Rolling Stones, Snoop Dog, Lady Gaga and one of Bentley’s all-time heroes in country music, Alan Jackson.  Bentley was honored and humbled by the surprise.  He closed out the high energy set with “Drunk on a Plane”, leaving the packed room of fans in awe of his stage presence and commitment to making incredible music.  Grab your copy of The Mountain here.

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