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Christal's Country News - Tuesday, March 25th

by Christal Blue posted Mar 25 2014 10:53AM
Dierks Bentley's single "I Hold On" has topped both the Billboard Country charts this week. The song is the first number one hit off Bentley's seventh studio album, Riser, which was released last month. “I Hold On" was inspired by a road trip Bentley took with his father nearly two decades ago, which makes this moment even more special for him. Dierks says, "He would love that a song inspired from that road trip made it to the top of the country charts."

The "We're All 4 the Hall" benefit concert will return for a fifth year and will take place at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on May 6. Keith Urban and Vince Gill will again preside over the benefit show, which raises money for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The show will feature performances from Keith, Vince, Brantley Gilbert, Carrie Underwood, David Nail, Deana Carter, Kacey Musgraves, Kip Moore, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Reba McEntire, and More. The theme of this year's show is "Songtellers (A LARGE Intimate Evening)" and it will give each artist the chance perform a song they have recorded and/or written, or a classic song that has influenced them, and tell the story behind that song.

The date for Chris Young's Annual Fan Club Party has been set for June 5 in Nashville, and this year's party will take the celebration away from dry land. This year's partygoers will hit the waters of the Cumberland River on the General Jackson Showboat, with every fan on board experiencing Young's high-energy full band show as well as a personal meet and greet with the singer. As an added bonus, students from Nashville School of the Arts will be providing entertainment during the cruise and will be featured as the opening act. The Chris Young Fan Club will continue its philanthropic mission this year by pledging to raise $30,000 for Nashville School of the Arts.

Over the weekend, Jake Owen brought the ultimate beach party up North with the kickoff of his "Days Of Gold Tour 2014." The trek brought the warm weather fun to tour stops in Brookings, South Dakota, Fargo, North Dakota and Bemidji, Minnesota. The 55-city plus tour will run through October and features special guests Eli Young Band, Parmalee and Thomas Rhett for select dates and The Cadillac Three for all dates. Owen is also giving a few lucky fans at his shows the chance to come sit in special onstage "Tiki Seats." (Photo Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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