Ole Smoky® Tennessee Moonshine and Country Superstar Dierks Bentley "Hold On" to Strong Partnership With Sounds of Summer Tour

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40 City Tour Will Kick-Off This Summer on June 5th

“When I was getting started in Nashville, I totally immersed myself in the bluegrass community where moonshine is about as important as banjos and fiddles,” joked Bentley.

Ole Smoky® Tennessee Moonshine will be the "’Shine of Summer" as it continues its reign as the Official Moonshine Sponsor of platinum-selling singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley’s 2015 SOUNDS OF SUMMER TOUR! The 40-city run will kick off June 5 in Raleigh, NC and continue through the summer with friends Kip Moore, Maddie & Tae and Canaan Smith stacking the lineup.

Ole Smoky and Bentley have a multi-year partnership across tour, media and digital platforms, and the brand spent 2014 making appearances on the road with Bentley as a featured spirit in various stops along last year’s RISER tour. Ole Smoky’s Mini Holler, a bar on wheels modeled after the famous distillery in Gatlinburg, TN, has been a big hit with country music fans serving up Ole Smoky signature cocktails. The mega popular Bentley has been known to enjoy top-selling flavor White Lightnin’ straight out of the jar with backstage guests. The Mini Holler will be in place at select cities on this tour, dates and details will be listed on http://www.olesmoky.com.

“When I was getting started in Nashville, I totally immersed myself in the bluegrass community where moonshine is about as important as banjos and fiddles,” joked Bentley. “It’s been cool to see that world collide with the tailgate scene out in the parking lots at these amphitheater show. The fans have definitely embraced Ole Smoky…it’s the perfect start to a rowdy summer night!”

First announced cities on the 2015 SOUNDS OF SUMMER TOUR:

Raleigh, NC
Cleveland, OH
Buffalo, NY*
Lansing, MI*
St. Louis, MO
Chicago, IL
Pittsburgh, PA
New York, NY
Boston, MA
Philadelphia, PA
Tampa, FL
West Palm Beach, FL
Virginia Beach, VA
Washington, DC
Schaghticoke, NY*
Morristown, OH
Charlotte, NC
Birmingham, AL
Oshkosh, WI*
Twin Lakes, WI*
Ft. Wayne, IN*
Sweet Home, OR*
Merritt, BC, CA*
Quincy, WA*
Detroit Lakes, MN*
Prairie du Chien, WI*
Norfolk, NE
Denver, CO
Albuquerque, NM
Phoenix, AZ
San Diego, CA
Fresno, CA
Mt. View, CA
Sacramento, CA
Corpus Christi, TX
Austin, TX
Dallas, TX
Cincinnati, OH
Indianapolis, IN

  • Openers may vary

Bentley’s critically acclaimed and #1-selling album RISER has already produced back-to-back hits “I Hold On” and “Drunk On A Plane,” making him one of only three country artists to earn two RIAA-certified platinum and #1 hits in 2014. Bentley has notched 12 chart-topping singles, over five million albums sold, countless CMA, ACM and CMT nominations, and membership into the Grand Ole Opry. Bentley recently received his 12th Grammy nod with “Country Album Of The Year” for RISER (this year’s Grammy Awards will air on February 8). The Phoenix native kicked off the year as part of CBS Radio’s “The Night Before” the Super Bowl special, which aired from his hometown on January 31. Fans can purchase tickets to SOUNDS OF SUMMER TOUR beginning January 26 as part of tour promoter Live Nation’s Country Megaticket at http://www.Megaticket.com, with additional ticket info for each market coming available in the weeks ahead at Bentley’s website, http://www.dierks.com.

About Ole Smoky® Tennessee Moonshine
Currently, Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine nationally retails thirteen flavors of moonshine made using authentic East Tennessee recipes, jarred and shipped directly from the company’s famed Gatlinburg distillery The Holler™ and new location, the Ole Smoky Barn at The Island in Pigeon Forge. Original Moonshine (100 proof), White Lightnin’™ (100 proof), Lightnin’ Line (80 proof): Strawberry Lightnin’, Lemon Drop Lightnin’ and Hunch Punch Lightnin‘™, and the 40 proof line including: Moonshine Cherries™ (50 proof), Peach Moonshine™, Apple Pie Moonshine™, Blackberry Moonshine™, Pineapple Moonshine, Watermelon Moonshine, Sweet Tea Moonshine and Charred Moonshine™ are available selectively in all 50 states and Canada. Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine can be found at local retailers and is sampled and sold at some of the biggest music and sporting events in the country. True to its roots, each Ole Smoky Moonshine flavor is born from the hand-crafted recipes of the Tennessee families who have been filling moonshine jars and jugs in the Smoky Mountains for over a century. For more information about the brand, please visit http://www.olesmoky.com.

Find them on social media: Facebook.com/olesmoky, Twitter.com/olesmoky, Instagram.com/olesmokymoonshine.

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