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Dierks Bentley performs Sept. 1 at Jackson casino

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Dierks Bentley performs Sept. 1 at Jackson casino

Dierks Bentley

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POSTED June 16, 2012 3:08 a.m.

JACKSON – Jackson Rancheria will proudly present multi-platinum country artist Dierks Bentley on Saturday, September 1.

The show is at 7:30 p.m. in the outdoor event area at the hotel. You must be 21 to attend. Food and beverages will be available.

Tickets start at just $30 for Dreamcatcher’s Club members or $60 for non-members and are available at the Casino Cage and

Two years ago Dierks played four shows in four nights in New York City that illustrate just how unique he is among contemporary country music artists. First, he played his hits at the Bowery Ballroom. Then he turned into a bluegrass student and devotee and performed with the Del McCoury Band. After that it was a songwriter’s night with fellow Music Row tunesmiths, and a show with Chris Thile’s experimental Punch Brothers.

Probably no other artist on country radio in the past ten years could manage this kind of range and versatility.

Dierks has had eight number one singles and written every one of them. He’s performed at Lollapalooza, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Bonnaroo and the CMA Music Festival, tailoring his sets to each. His instantly recognizable voice and acoustic/electric hybrid sound have propelled him to membership in the Grand Ole Opry and a performance at the White House, all made possible by his devotion to developing all sides of his musicianship.

His career in country music could be taught in music business classes because of its rare balance of commercial success and artistic breadth. Dierks made some savvy choices early on, soaking up sound and wisdom on Tuesday night bluegrass shows and on Wednesday nights on Lower Broadway with the twanging, electrifying Jamie Hartford Band. In those same days, his day job at The Nashville Network’s tape vault gave him access to a library of classic country music performances, which he soaked up like a sponge.

Under these many influences, he wrote and recorded songs that honored the past while saying something fresh. Early songs like “I Wish It Would Break” and “Bartenders, Barstools and Barmaids” suggested this was a writer/artist who could add something to the country tradition while speaking a contemporary language.

That promise was fulfilled with the debut of “What Was I Thinkin’?” It continued with indelible hits including “Settle For A Slowdown” and “Every Mile A Memory” and into his new album “Home.”

For more on Dierks Bentley visit

Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort is located at 12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. For more info call 800-822-WINN (9466),

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