Dierks Bentley To Honor Brooks & Dunn at Country Music DJ & Radio Hall of Fame Induction

Posted by Laura Travis on 02/17/2010

Dierks Bentley is set to perform at the 2010 Country Music DJ and Radio Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 23. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the Nashville Convention Center.

Bentley will perform an acoustic tribute to award-winning duo Brooks & Dunn, who will receive Country Radio Broadcaster’s Career Achievement Award at the ceremony. The duo have announced that they will retire after their Last Rodeo tour ends in August.

A longtime fan of Brooks & Dunn, Bentley has toured with the duo in Australia in May 2009. On the closing night of their tour in Sydney, both Brooks & Dunn and Bentley were awarded the Country Music Association’s International Artist Achievement Award for their contributions to Country Music outside the United States.

“Kix and Ronnie are the original modern day honkytonkers. A lot of acts playing down on Lower Broadway try to emulate those guys,” said Bentley. “When we toured together, I watched their show every night from side-stage in total awe of the number of hits they’ve had and what they’ve built over the last few decades. They’ve done it all.  I still can’t believe they’re about to retire.  In true B&D fashion, I have no doubt they’ll go out in a BIG way and leave us wanting more.  I’m honored the CRB asked me to help recognize them and their huge contribution to our format.”

For more information or for tickets, visit www.CRB.org.