Dierks Bentley is gearing up for his Burning Man Tour 2019, which kicks off tomorrow (Thursday, January 17th) in Hamilton, Ontario. He’s taking his good friend and former tourmate Jon Pardi along for the ride for the third time.

Dierks is as much of a fan of Jon and his music as he is a friend. In fact, Dierks can recall the moment he first heard Jon's voice about a decade ago. He tells us: [“The first time I heard Jon I was sitting on my bus, we were playing a show out in California somewhere, kind of a random gig, and I heard this voice and I heard the band. I hear a lot of music over the course of a year on the road, and there’s just that one small thing that makes something stand out to you. I remember hearing it on my bus, through the walls of my bus, we were pretty far from the stage, and going, ‘Okay, there’s something really cool going on.’ I got off the bus and went down there and watched this guy, and he was brand new. He had a steel guitar player that had a pet squirrel that lived inside his shirt. You can’t make this stuff up. I mean, it was a rogue band. It was early on, and this guy he’s out there just slaying it, slinging these words out there and playing telecaster. I was like, ‘This guy is going to be someone.’ That was like probably 10 years ago.”] SOUNDCUE (:45 OC: . . . 10 years ago.)

Dierks will also be joined by newcomer Tenille Townes on the Burning Man tour. 

He is currently sitting inside the Top Five on the country charts with “Burning Man” featuring Brothers Osborne.

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