ATLANTA — FOX Sports South announced today it has partnered with multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley to launch a new campaign promoting Atlanta Braves baseball on FOX Sports GO prompted by the high-energy track "Freedom" from his recent No. One selling and critically acclaimed album BLACK (Capitol Records Nashville). The promotional spots debut Friday, July 1, on FOX Sports South. Bentley joins Flo Rida and Kid Ink on the growing list of music artists to appear in a FOX Sports GO campaign.
"We had a great time working with Dierks on our latest FOX Sports GO campaign," said Jeff Genthner senior vice president and general manager, FOX Sports South. "Creating this partnership that brings together two of America’s favorite passions, sports and music, has cultivated a unique opportunity for our networks."
"It’s always cool when music and sports collide," said Bentley. "They both have a way of bringing people together for a good time so I’m excited to see ‘Freedom’ play a small part in that."
FOX Sports GO (FOXSportsGo.com) is a free app that provides live streaming of live sports and great shows from FOX Sports. Depending on the television provider, FOX Sports, FS1, FS2, regional FOX Sports networks, FOX Soccer Plus, FOX College Sports and FOX Deportes may be available.
FOX Sports South and Bentley will also debut a series of on-air spots promoting the network’s exclusive regional coverage of two of the musician’s favorite teams, the Atlanta Braves, as well as the Nashville Predators at a later date.
Additionally, FOX Sports South will be giving away autographed Bentley items as well as concert tickets in the coming weeks. Fans who follow the network on social media — Twitter: @FOXSportsSouth and @FOXSportsSE, Instagram and Facebook — will have the opportunity to win.
Bentley’s 2016 Somewhere on a BeachTour will visit the southeast in July:
• 7/14 Charlotte
• 7/15 Atlanta
• 7/17 Orange Beach, AL
• 7/22 Raleigh
For more information on new music, upcoming appearances and tour dates, visit www.dierks.com.
About FOX Sports South
The FOX Sports regional networks serving the Southeast — FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Carolinas, FOX Sports Tennessee and FOX Sports Southeast — collectively reach more than 13 million households across seven states. They are the television home of the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Dream, Atlanta Hawks, Carolina Hurricanes, Charlotte Hornets, Memphis Grizzlies, Nashville Predators, Cincinnati Reds, Indiana Pacers, New Orleans Pelicans, St. Louis Cardinals, UEFA Champions League and Bundesliga, as well as the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big 12 Conference, Big East Conference, and Conference USA. Combined, the networks televise nearly 1400 live events each year. For more information, please visit FOXSportsSouth.com, FOXSportsTennessee.com, and FOXSportsCarolinas.com.
About Dierks Bentley
Award-winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley explores the most intimate and sometimes darkest corners of his relationship history with his No. One selling and critically acclaimed eighth studio album BLACK (Capitol Records Nashville). Bentley’s new single "Different For Girls" follows the multi-week No. one hit "Somewhere On A Beach," more than five million albums sold, 14 chart-topping singles, 13 GRAMMY nominations, countless CMA, ACM and CMT nominations and membership at the Grand Ole Opry for more than a decade. Applauded as "one of Country’s most engaging performers" (Hartford Courant), Bentley continues "connecting with fans from diverse regions of America" (CNN) with his 2016 SOMEWHERE ON A BEACH TOUR. For more information and a full list of tour dates for this summer’s "top must-see" (The Plain Dealer) show, visit www.dierks.com.
About FOX Sports GO
FOX Sports GO, the app that provides live streaming video of more than 3,100 live events, is currently available for iOS, Android, Fire Tablets and Fire Phones, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, select Windows devices, and on desktops through FOXSportsGO.com. Fans can download the mobile app for free from the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store and Windows Store.