Dierks Bentley to play Connecticut in May

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Dierks Bentley will return to the road this spring for his “Country & Cold Cans” tour. The country star will hit Connecticut for a performance at the MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket on Friday, May 4. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $35 to $55, are now on sale through the venue’s box office and website. Special guests the Eli Young Band and Will Hoge will also perform.

Bentley will be touring in support of his new album, Home. Released in February, the singer’s sixth studio effort debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums charts. It features singles “Am I the Only One”, “Home” and “5-1-5-0”. Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild lends her voice to “When You Gonna Come Around” and acclaimed bluegrass players Sam Bush and Tim O’Brien join Bentley on “Heart of a Lonely Girl”.

Home brings Bentley back to his standard country base after experimenting with more bluegrass-influenced material on 2010’s Up on the Ridge.

“I definitely stepped away and explored some things that were more on the fringe of country music for a little while,” said Bentley in a press release. “So, this record feels fresh. It doesn’t feel like a continuation of any other project or series of recordings. I love being able to try different things musically, and so I’m thankful my fans have followed me to those places. But, I feel like my real ‘Home’ is in the center of country music.”

Eli Young Band continue to tout in support of 2011’s Life at Best. The album has been powered by the success of smash single “Crazy Girl, which was named Billboard’s #1 Country Song of The Year.

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Will Hoge is on the road to promote his seventh studio album, aptly titled Number Seven.

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