The night before his ninth studio album, The Mountain, is released, Dierks Bentley will perform a late night album release show. He'll take the stage on Thursday, June 7th at Nashville’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. Pre-sale tickets are available today (Tuesday, May 15th), with a public on sale set for this Friday (May 18th) beginning at 10 a.m. CT.
Dierks said, “This 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.”
Before launching his 2018 Mountain High tour this weekend, Dierks got his band and crew along with tour opener LANCO yesterday (Monday, May 14th) at Nashville's Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. The group helped launch the “Hunger Free Summer” 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 said, “Typically 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 it’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.”
Dierks sits in the Top 10 on the country charts with “Woman, Amen,” the debut single from The Mountain.