Dierks Bentley to Release Custom-Designed Guitar
Dierks Bentley is getting a brand new guitar – and you’ll be able to get one just like it. Martin Guitars will release the HD Dierks Bentley Custom Signature Edition this month. Dierks had a hand in designing the instrument and each guitar will feature a special sticker with Dierks’ signature on it.
“It’s kind of based on the song ‘Home,’ so there’s the herring bone right on the outside that’s red, white and blue,” Dierks said. “But it’s a little of Buck Owens’ influence there as well, because I’m a huge Buck fan. There’s a phoenix on there that says where I’m from and just the specs on the guitar, are kinda custom to how I like them.
Miranda Lambert on Voice Rest, Cancels Weekend Concerts
Miranda Lambert is on voice rest this weekend and has canceled Friday’s (July 6) appearance at a festival in Varysburg, N.Y., and a Saturday concert in Scranton, Pa. Noting the singer was placed on voice rest because of “overextending her voice,” a spokesperson added, “She’s under the care of her doctor, and she hopes to return to the road next weekend.” Organizers for the Jam in the Valley music festival added Gretchen Wilson and Sawyer Brown to the lineup following Lambert’s cancellation. Saturday’s concert at the Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton is being rescheduled. Lambert is scheduled to resume her tour with a Thursday (July 12) stop in Orange Beach, Ala., followed by shows in Atlanta and Birmingham, Ala
Jennifer Nettles May Win First ‘Duets’
Jennifer Nettles is ruling on the inaugural season of ABC’s singing contest “Duets.” The show is down to four of the original eight contestants, and Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland is the only one of the four mentors with both contestants still in the game. On the show Thursday, mentor/pop singer Robin Thicke lost his only remaining contestant, Olivia Chisolm. But both of Jennifer’s contestants did well. John Glosson sang “Georgia on My Mind” with Jennifer. Jennifer’s other contestant, J. Rome, blew the judges away with “God Bless the Child.”