ONEREPUBLIC AND DIERKS BENTLEY TAKE THE STAGE FOR AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF “CMT CROSSROADS” PREMIERING FRIDAY, MARCH 21

02/26/14

NASHVILLE – February 26, 2013 – The latest installment of CMT CROSSROADS brings Grammy-nominated band OneRepublic and fellow Grammy nominee and country star Dierks Bentley together on Friday, March 21 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Meeting and collaborating for the first time on the CMT CROSSROADS stage in Nashville, OneRepublic and Bentley will share harmonies and stories on CMT CROSSROADS: ONEREPUBLIC AND DIERKS BENTLEY. The one-hour special will feature unique mashups from the two artists on OneRepublic hits like “Counting Stars” and “Good Life” and Bentley favorites like “Up On The Ridge” and “I Hold On.”

OneRepublic released their debut set, “Dreaming Out Loud,” in 2007. The album included the smash single “Apologize,” which shattered digital sales and airplay records worldwide. The band’s sophomore album, 2009’s “Waking Up,” produced three singles: “All the Right Moves,” “Secrets” and “Good Life.” OneRepublic released their third studio album, “Native,” in March 2013 where it debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The set includes hits “If I Lose Myself,” “Feel Again” and “Counting Stars,” which reached No. 1 at Top 40 radio. OneRepublic will head out on a United States tour this summer.

Seven albums into one of country music’s most respected and most unpredictable careers, award-winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley continues to grow. His latest evolution comes in the form of “Riser” out Feb. 25, Bentley's first album since the death of his father and the birth of his first son. Throughout his career, Bentley has mixed elements of modern country, classic country, bluegrass and rock, maintaining an unmistakable identity while constantly reinventing his sound. His last album, “Home,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Album chart and spawned three consecutive chart-topping hits, marking 10 career No. 1 songs for Bentley as a singer and songwriter. His five previous studio albums have sold more than 5 million copies and earned 11 Grammy nominations, countless CMA, ACM and CMT Music Award nominations and membership at the Grand Ole Opry. Bentley will kick off his headlining Riser Tour on May 9 in Charlotte, N.C. For more information on the upcoming tour and new music, visit www.dierks.com.

CMT CROSSROADS is produced by Tom Forrest and Kathryn Russ. John Hamlin, Margaret Comeaux and Bill Flanagan serve as executive producers for CMT.

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