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Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 12:54 pm

NASHVILLE, TENN. -- Award winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley has one of the most recognizable voices in country music, and in 2012, that signature sound that could only be Bentley’s was heard more than ever on country radio with three consecutive No. 1 hits off his sixth studio album, “Home,” bringing his total as both a singer and a songwriter to 10 No. 1 hits. It was a dizzying 2012 for the artist, who also toured internationally, nabbed award nominations from the ACM’s, CMA’s and most recently, the Grammy’s, mined gold singles and found himself sitting at the top of critics’ year end lists.

“Seems like every man in Nashville wants to be the ‘Nashville Everyman,’” a Washington Post said highlighting the 2012s Top-10 Albums. “Bentley actually pulls it off, singing from various vantages with smarts and charm. Bonus points for the patriotic title track, which still sounds sensible after an election season that left America covered in red-and-blue bruises.”

Bentley’s tribute to Johnny Cash on the Grammy nominations concert capped off 2012s string of television appearances this year that included “TODAY,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock,” “CBS’ Teachers Rock,” and awards shows including the 54th annual Grammy Awards, 47th annual ACM Awards, 46th annual CMA Awards and the 2012 American Country Awards.

Bentley toured the U.S. and beyond to Canada and Australia during his 55-city Country & Cold Cans Tour. The road warrior sold out shows across the country.

After some time off the road for the holidays, Bentley will ring in the New Year with pre-game concerts at both the Capitol One Bowl in Orlando, Fla. and the BCS National Championship Game in Miami, Fla.. From there, preparations will begin for the launch of the Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley: Locked & Reloaded Tour set to kick off Jan. 17, 2013 in Columbia, S.C.

For a video look at the year in review and a full list of upcoming appearances and tour dates, visit

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