Live From the Artists Den "Dierks Bentley" on WXXI-TV

Live From the Artists Den "Dierks Bentley" on WXXI-TV

Sun, 08/15/2010 - 7:00pm

Pictured: Dierks Bentley

Photo credit: Erika Goldring


Dierks Bentley performs his chart-topping hits from the Ravenswood Billboard Factory, Chicago.
Country music star Dierks Bentley grew up in Phoenix and moved to Nashville at the age of 19 to attend Vanderbilt University. He broke onto the scene in 2003 with his platinum self-titled debut. In 2005 Bentley won the CMA Horizon Award (now New Artist of the Year) and was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, its third-youngest member. After selling almost 5 million copies of his previous four studio efforts, Bentley released Feel That Fire in February 2009. The album debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and recently produced two consecutive No. 1 hits on Billboard's Country Singles Chart, bringing Bentley’s career tally to seven No. 1 hits.

Live From the Artists Den "Dierks Bentley" airs Sunday, August 15 at 7 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable 11/cable 1011).

The Ravenswood Billboard Factory in Chicago, which now serves as a home for one of the nation’s premier collections of vintage sports cars, provided a colorful venue for a secret concert by multiplatinum country singer Dierks Bentley on a cool April night. Built in 1920, the former paper warehouse and billboard photography studio’s high vaulted ceilings gave plenty of room for the rousing sound of Bentley’s free ’n’ easy brand of country.

Song List
“What Was I Thinkin’”
“Distant Shore”
“Lot of Leavin’ Left to Do”
“Settle for a Slowdown”
“Good Things Happen”
“Come A Little Closer”
“Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)”
“Trying to Stop Your Leaving”
“I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes”
“Beautiful World”
“How Am I Doin’”

LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN showcases stellar musical performances in extraordinary settings. Filmed in high definition, each episode features an intimate, invitation-only concert by cutting-edge musicians. The innovative series breaks away from the confines of the conventional studio set by unveiling a new, unexpected venue in every episode. The musicians often play a role in picking the stage for these memorable events, which frequently inspire new renditions of songs and special set lists. This season kicks off with music legend Ringo Starr performing with modern folk-funk master Ben Harper and his band Relentless 7 in the Egyptian wing of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Other featured artists include: double-digit Grammy nominee Tori Amos, multiplatinum singer-songwriter David Gray ("Babylon"), neo-soul songstress Corinne Bailey Rae, Southern rockers the Black Crowes, multiplatinum country singer Dierks Bentley and the soul stylings of Booker T. and the Drive-by Truckers with special guest Bettye LaVette.