“Workin’ Hard Country” to feature an Array of A-list Guest Stars

NEW YORK, NY – August 16, 2019 –CUMULUS MEDIA’s Westwood One, the largest audio network in the U.S., announces that multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley will host Westwood One’s annual “Workin’ Hard Country” music special. This four-hour, end-of-summer blowout is available for radio stations nationwide to air over Labor Day weekend.

Bentley will showcase work songs, summertime anthems, and current hits from his own catalog and tunes from Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Maren Morris, Keith Urban, and many other A-list Country stars. Many of the artists will also share stories about their pre-fame jobs.

Stations can air Westwood One’s Workin’ Hard Country with Dierks Bentley any time Saturday, August 31 through Monday, September 2, 2019, between 6:00 am and 12 midnight.

Bentley continues to be a dominant voice for the genre with over 6.4 billion overall digital streams. The “ultra-personal material” (Rolling Stone) behind his current single “Living” follows Bentley’s 18th career No. One and ACM award-winning hit “Burning Man,” as he continues to reveal ambitious, complex sounds with lyrics inspired by his own personal journey through the writing and the recording of THE MOUNTAIN. Reaching a new creative high while “making music designed to challenge” (New York Times), Bentley co-wrote 10 of 13 tracks on THE MOUNTAIN, which earned him the highest debut sales of his career and became his seventh chart-topping album. Bentley has amassed countless nominations from the ACMs, CMAs, Billboard Music Awards and more while also earning 14 GRAMMY ?nominations. He has created professional endeavors outside of the music with his Flag & Anthem partnership creating the exclusive lifestyle collection, Desert Son, along with his “Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row” franchise hosting four locations. “Fans get an all-night sing-along party” (Fresno Bee) on Bentley’s current 2019 BURNING MAN TOUR featuring special guests Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes and the Hot Country Knights. Additionally, Bentley will team up with Live Nation for his 2nd annual three-day SEVEN PEAKS FESTIVAL in Buena Vista, CO over Labor Day weekend. For more information visit www.dierks.com.

Westwood One’s holiday music specials, with music’s biggest and brightest star hosts, have become a welcome tradition with hundreds of programmers, millions of listeners, and local advertisers. For more information, contact Country@WestwoodOne.com.

About Westwood One
Westwood One, the national-facing arm of CUMULUS MEDIA, offers iconic, nationally syndicated sports, news and entertainment content to over 250 million monthly listeners across an audio network of nearly 8,000 affiliated broadcast radio stations and media partners. Westwood One is the largest audio network in America, home to premium content that defines the culture, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, Westwood One Backstage, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and the Billboard Music Awards. The rapidly growing Westwood One Podcast Network delivers popular network and industry personalities and programs. Westwood One connects listeners with their passions through programs and platforms that have everyone listening. For more information please visit www.westwoodone.com.

Contact:
Jana Polsky | Westwood One | jpolsky@westwoodone.com | (212) 735-1101