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LOOK: Dierks Bentley Wraps Up Gravel & Gold Tour At Iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater

Photo Credit: Zach Belcher

Country music sensation Dierks Bentley recently concluded his Gravel & Gold Tour with a spectacular two-night performance at Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheater. Launched in June, the tour celebrated Bentley's acclaimed tenth studio album, which garnered praise from Rolling Stone for its fusion of contemporary country, classic sounds, bluegrass, and Southern rock.

Photo Credit: Zach Belcher

The first night at Red Rocks featured special guests Harper O’Neill, The Red Clay Strays, and Ashley McBryde. Bentley also performed with Red Clay Strays' vocalists Brandon Coleman and Drew Nix for a memorable cover of Waylon Jennings’ "Lonesome, On’ry and Mean." Ashley McBryde joined Bentley for their duet titled "Cowboy Boots." The second night highlighted opening performances from Tanner Usrey, Kaitlin Butts, and local favorites The Infamous Stringdusters. Dierks Bentley shared favorites from "Gravel & Gold" like "Gold," "Something Real," and "Sun Sets in Colorado” as well as a mix of older hits.

Known for his dedication to creating a captivating live show, Bentley shared with CMT, "I'm always trying to create a rollercoaster that I get to ride on, not just the fans. The second I walk on stage, I don't want to have to work anymore. I want to have fun." He emphasized the months of rehearsal that go into crafting his performances, ensuring that he delivers an unforgettable experience to his fans.

Dierks Bentley's career has spanned over two decades, marked by remarkable consistency and numerous accolades, including eight number-one albums, 21 number-one songs, three CMA Awards, and 14 GRAMMY® nominations. He's not only a musical force but has also ventured into other professional endeavors like his Flag & Anthem lifestyle collection Desert Son and "Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row" locations.

As the Gravel & Gold Tour came to a triumphant close, it reinforced Bentley's enduring presence in the country music scene and his ability to captivate audiences with his timeless blend of music styles. The tour received glowing reviews, with one Loud Hailer Magazine critic stating, “This night will undoubtedly linger in the collective memory of San Diego music enthusiasts, serving as a reminder of the unifying power of music and the artistry that defines the country genre.”


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