300 Winning Way
Portland, Oregon 97208

With special guests

“I once heard George Jones say in an interview that country music was like religion to him. I couldn’t agree more,” says DIERKS BENTLEY. “It’s where I turn when times are tough and I need answers and it’s where I go when I want to cut loose and have fun. As a singer and songwriter, it’s not only how I make a living but what gives me direction and purpose in life.” That’s completely obvious when you hear Dierks’ self-titled album. It’s a straight-up country record, made by someone who knows and loves the traditional stuff, and who has a few variations of his own to add. The last few years have seen Bentley emerge as the hottest young star in country music. With two platinum albums -- 2003’s Dierks Bentley (with the #1 debut smash “What Was I Thinkin’) and 2005’s chart-topping Modern Day Drifter (with the back-to-back multi-week #1 hits “Come A Little Closer” and “Settle for a Slowdown”) --and a long list of honors, he has established himself as one of the most acclaimed artists in music today. In just one year, he jumped from winning the 2005 CMA Horizon Award to a 2006 CMA Male Vocalist of the Year nomination. He also won the ACM Top New Artist Award in 2004 and went on to receive a nomination for the 2005 ACM Top Male Vocalist Award. After two tours of duty on the George Strait tour and three for Kenny Chesney -- he makes the leap to the next level as a touring artist when he launches his first major headlining tour sponsored by Bud Light (who have only sponsored tours for two other artists: George Strait and Tim McGraw). Meanwhile, his blistering live show and marathon touring schedule (he spent over 300 days on the road last year) has earned him a reputation as one of the hardest workers in the business. With the release of Long Trip Alone, Bentley keeps that momentum rolling, building on the rock-solid base he’s been amassing while expanding his music with newfound range and depth.

Tickets are $29.50 plus applicable service charges and go on sale Saturday, October 14 at 10 a.m. and are available at the Rose Quarter Box Office (M-F 10a-5p), all participating Safeway outlets, online at ComcastTIX.com or hob.com or by calling (877) 789-ROSE [7673]

Official Website: http://hob.com/tickets/eventdetail.asp?eventid=41943

Added by sherylvanslyke on October 27, 2006

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