Bentley Wraps Canadian Trek, Heads Home To US

Dierks Bentley wrapped the Canadian leg of his 2012 Country & Cold Cans Tour Friday (2/23) night in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The eight city venture north of the border was the first official trek in support of Bentley’s sixth studio album Home.

The title track and current single “Home” is resonating with fans in the U.S. and Canada, as it climbs to the No. 1 spot on Canada’s Mediabase Country Chart this week. “Dierks may have had America in mind with ‘Home,’ but the fact it went to No. 1 in Canada shows that the song has universal appeal,” said EMI Music Canada’s Ron Harwood. “We are all proud of where we are from. We’ve all faced tough times recently. We all know that things can be better again. It is a song that reflects on our own past and gives hope for a bright future, regardless of where you call ‘home.’”

Shortly after crossing the border on his return to the U.S., Bentley’s tour bus “Old Goldie” marked its one millionth mile. “Goldie has been my home on the road since I put out my very first single,” said Bentley. “A lot of memories have been made traveling across the country in Goldie, and I’ve been able to see every city and town three or four times. If you look at my guitar or my boots or my truck, you know that I love old things. I hope she makes it another million!”

Bentley played the San Antonio Rodeo over the weekend. Next his tour heads to Australia, followed by a 20-city U.S. spring run.

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