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 Country music's Dierks Bentley 'thinkin'' SRU concert good idea 



April 9, 2008
Contact: K.E. Schwab


Country music's Dierks Bentley 'thinkin'' SRU concert good idea


SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Dierks Bentley, called one of the hottest young stars in country music and winner of two Platinum albums, will perform in concert at Slippery Rock University April 13 as part of the University Program Board's annual spring concert program.

            The 7:30 p.m., standing-room-only show is in the Robert N. Aebersold Student Recreation Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

            In talking about his latest album, "Long Trip Alone," Bentley said, "I think every album has been a snapshot of where I've been at that moment in time. This album is a conscious effort to tie in the road and the studio. There's a vein throughout the whole album of the bigger thoughts and questions that you have when you spend too much time on the road, and you grow up a little bit and start thinking beyond songs about beer and little white tank tops. From the outset, this record was always going to be really different than the previous records." 

            Bentley's hit albums include his 2003's "Dierks Bentley," with the hit "What Was I Thinkin'" and the 2005 chart-topper "Modern Day Drifter," including "Come A Little Closer" and "Settle for a Slowdown."

            He received Country Music Association's Horizon Award in 2005 and a year later was nominated as one of CMA's Male Vocalists of the Year. He won the Academy of Country Music's Top New Artist Award in 2004 and was also nominated for the association's Top Male Vocalist Award.

            After twice traveling with the country artist George Strait tour and three times with Kenny Chesney, Bentley moved to the next level of touring on his own.

            Tickets are $30 for the general public; $20 for SRU students with ID. Tickets may be purchased in person at the University Welcome Desk or charged by phone at 724.738.2104.


Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.


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