Dierks Bentley

Live Nation Presents

Dierks Bentley

cole swindell, Jon Pardi

Sat, April 22, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

MetraPark Montana Pavilion

Billings, MT

$34.75-$59.75

This event is all ages

Dierks Bentley
Dierks Bentley
Seven albums into one of country music's most-respected and most-unpredictable careers, award-winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley continues to grow. His latest evolution comes in the form of RISER, a project due early 2014 that stands as his most personal to date.

Written and recorded in the year following his father's death, the album draws its title from "I'm A Riser," a song about resilience and determination. "I'm A Riser" works as a commentary on spiritual, personal and societal recommitment, but it also applies to the competitive battlefield of the music industry. It's particularly appropriate for an album about rejuvenation delivered by Bentley.

"Life in general has a way of knocking you down," Bentley says. "It's different reasons for different folks – could be personal reasons, could be family reasons, your job, drugs, alcohol. That song really applies to anybody that's lived. There have always been those moments when we have to get back up and get on our feet. They are defining moments…breakthrough moments."

Accepting change – and growing from it – is a key theme in RISER, and it's reflected by the tone of the album, which demonstrates a new artistic depth and an extralevel of intensity for Bentley. It evolves from track to track, exuding a range of emotions, all the while impressing upon the listener that Bentley's instinct for a hit is stronger than ever. Bentley made significant reconfigurations in his creative team to shake up his sonic texture without sacrificing his commercial drive. He re-enlisted executive producer Arturo Buenahora Jr., who worked on Bentley's first two albums; and utilized producer Ross Copperman, who co-wrote "Tip It On Back" for Bentley's current album Home.

The new atmosphere yielded the most focused and intense vocals of Bentley's career. Some were recorded live with the band as the musicians laid down the tracks, but others were captured in less-than-obvious locales. One track's vocal was recorded on Bentley's tour bus. Still others were cut at Copperman's house with the producer literally at Bentley's side, pushing him to some of his most emotional, and seasoned, performances.

"It's not even really a studio," Bentley says of Copperman's set-up. "It's just kind of a corner of the house he's taken over, so there was a kind of intimacy to the vocal process. It was important to get out of the studio and sing in different places, and to do it with other people in the room. That way, you have an audience and you get a sense of what's working, what's not working, when it's feeling good, not feeling good. It brings a little more emotion and energy out of your voice."

Since making a life-altering drive with his father from Phoenix to Nashville when he was 19 years old, Bentley has forged his own path in an industry built predominantly on formula. He has mixed elements of modern country, classic country, bluegrass and rock, maintaining an unmistakable identity while constantly reinventing his sound. His album Home debuted at No. 1 and spawned three consecutive chart-topping hits, marking 12 career No. 1 songs for Bentley as a singer and songwriter. His five previous studio albums have sold more than five million copies, garnered 11 GRAMMY nominations and earned him an invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry.
cole swindell
Cole Swindell released his second single, "Middle Of A Memory," from sophomore album You Should Be Here, and within just days was the most added song at country radio. "Middle Of A Memory" is streaming close to 1.5 million streams/week.

The multi-week No. 1 single "You Should Be Here," the debut and title track from his just released sophomore album shot to No. 1 on the iTunes Country chart and Top 10 on iTunes All Genre within hours of its release. The song was the most added at country radio the day it released. "You Should Be Here" vaulted to the Top 25 on Billboard Country singles chart before the song officially went for adds at radio. "You Should Be Here," his fastest rising single to date hit No. 1 on the Billboard country singles chart in just 15 weeks. It was No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart (which includes streaming, radio airplay and digital sales) for four consecutive weeks and was a multi-week No. 1 on both Billboard and Mediabase country singles charts. The song already boasts over 50 million streams, 700,000 tracks sold and the video for "You Should Be Here" has more than 24 million YouTube views.

Cole Swindell's self-titled debut album, certified Platinum by the RIAA, includes four back-to-back No.1 singles "Let Me See Ya Girl," and the first three Platinum-certified singles "Hope You Get Lonely Tonight," "Ain't Worth The Whiskey" and "Chillin' It" making him the only solo male artist in the history of Country Aircheck/Mediabase to top the chart with his four singles. To date, Swindell has sold over 1.4 million total album equivalents in the two years since his debut, including 4.8 million tracks sold and 330 million streams. In 2015 the Georgia native won the ACM New Artist of the Year, was named to Billboard's Top New Country Artists, awarded CMA's "Triple Play Award" for having (at least) three No. 1 songs in the past twelve months, and was the only performer to claim the title in 2015. He was nominated for CMA Awards' "New Artist of the Year" and named Music Row's Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year, with celebrated songwriting credits which include "This Is How We Roll" by Florida Georgia Line, "Get Me Some of That" by Thomas Rhett, and several songs with Luke Bryan such as his No. 1 single "Roller Coaster," among others. Swindell toured with Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney and headlined his own sold-out "Down Home Tour," as the inaugural country edition of "Monster Energy's Outbreak Tour." He is currently touring with Florida Georgia Line's "Dig Your Roots Tour."
Jon Pardi
Jon Pardi
California native and Capitol Records Nashville's Jon Pardi is undeniably country, with an evident influence from country music pioneers from Dwight Yoakam to Merle Haggard. His laid back, fun-loving approach towards life, charisma and authenticity strike a chord with country audiences as he regularly sells out shows across the country and prepares for the June 17 release of his second studio album, California Sunrise. Lead single "Head Over Boots" is a swinging, mid-tempo tune currently climbing country radio's Top 15, gaining Top 15 in country track sales, surpassing 33.6 million in streaming and noticeably, immediately connecting with fans.

California Sunrise is the follow-up to his highly-praised debut, Write You A Song, which landed on multiple 'Best of 2014' lists including the Los Angeles Times' Mikael Wood's all-genre Top 10 and both Rhapsody's and Taste of Country's Top 10 Country Albums. Write You A Song features the Gold-selling Top 10 "Up All Night" and fan-favorites "Missin' You Crazy," "What I Can't Put Down" and "When I've Been Drinkin.'"

Pardi has toured with Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, was hand-picked by country legend Alan Jackson for his 25th anniversary tour, and recently, he wrapped his own highly-successful All Time High Tour.
Venue Information:
MetraPark Montana Pavilion
308 6th Ave N
Billings, MT, 59102
http://www.metrapark.com/