Dierks Bentley To Play Ryman

Published On May 15, 2018 | By Cheryl Johnstone | Country Music News

The night before his ninth studio album, The Mountain, is released, Dierks Bentley will perform a late night album release show.

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He’ll take the stage on Thursday, June 7th at Nashvilleโ€™s iconic Ryman Auditorium, and all money raised from ticket sales will benefit the Opry Trust Fund. In a rare one-night-only event, Dierks will perform all 13 tracks from The Mountain, which will arive in stores on June 8th. Dierks will be joined by opening act LANCO.ย  Dierks said,

โ€œThis album started as the smallest seed of an idea. 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. Doing it at the Ryman and to help out the Opry Trust Fund makes the night even more special.โ€

Before launching his 2018 Mountain High tour this weekend, Dierks got his band and crew along with tour opener LANCO on Monday, May 14th at Nashville’s Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. The group helped launch the โ€œHunger Free Summerโ€ campaign where they packaged over 10,000 pounds of food to supply more than 8,600 meals to families in need when school meals are not available during the summer months.

Dierks Bentley, Lanco, and crew joined us in the sorting room today to kick off their Mountain High Tour! They sorted 10,426 pounds of food for the 1 in 8 people facing hunger in Middle Tennessee. See more from their shift ๐Ÿ‘† in our Story. #FeedingHope

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Dierks said, โ€œTypically when a tour is a about to launch, you get your band and crew together for some drinks before the run, but I wanted to make sure we did something different this year. We got everyone together to really start off with what itโ€™s all about for me right now . . . gratitude. The more we get to do and grow out there on the road, the more I want to make it all mean something and Second Harvest is doing great work to make a difference in our community.”

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