With anticipation running through Dierks Bentley’s mind prior to the release of his new record, the singer decided to make it a special time for all by putting on a once-in-a-lifetime release show at the Ryman Auditorium the night before the record hits shelves on June 8.
Bentley spent months and months creating the project called The Mountain, flying out to Colorado for inspiration and even channeling his love of bluegrass throughout a number of songs featured on the collection. To make the debut of The Mountain even more special for him and his fans, Bentley wanted to preview it just hours before its actual release while also benefitting an important cause close to the singer’s heart.
“This album started as the smallest seed of an idea,” said Bentley in a press release. “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.”
The Arizona native won’t be alone at the concert, though, as he invited his friends from LANCO to join along and open up the benefit for him. Held during the chaos of CMA Music Festival, Bentley can’t wait to see who shows up in support of the album and the charitable organization.
Proceeds from the show will go back to the Opry Trust Fund, which provides financial relief for those in the country music industry. Within the 40 years of the initiative’s existence, it’s been able to help out folks in need with their medical bills, living expenses, utilities and more.
The album release show will take place at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Thursday, June 7. Fans can purchase tickets for the special concert beginning on Friday, May 18, at 10 a.m. CST.