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Country artist Dierks Bentley to perform on Tuesday

Concert part of "Up On The Ridge" tour

As a prelude to the release of his new bluegrass- and acoustic-roots inspired album, country artist Dierks Bentley will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

The performance is part of his "Up On The Ridge" tour and previews his new album, also titled "Up On The Ridge," which features reworks of his biggest hits with surprising new arrangements.

Show highlights also include the musicianship of Bentley's backing band the Travelin' McCourys, and Texas-based singer/songwriter Hayes Carll in the opening slot.

Bentley's hits include "What Was I Thinkin'," "Come a Little Closer," "Settle for a Slowdown," "Every Mile a Memory," "Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)," "Feel That Fire" and "Sideways." He is the recipient of many country music awards, including most recently
the 2009 CMT Performance of the Year. He lives in Nashville with his wife, Cassidy Black.

Tickets for this performance may be purchased at the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium ticket office. The ticket office is open from noon to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and one hour before the show. Tickets can also be purchased online.  For tickets or more information, call 740-593-1780 or visit The Performing Arts Web site.