Dierks Bentley To Host 2023 NHL Awards Live From Bridgestone Arena In Nashville

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Dierks Bentley has a pretty sweet new gig.

The National Hockey League announced today that he will host the 2023 NHL Awards on Monday, June 26th.

The show celebrates the end of the league’s best regular-season performances, and will take place at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. It will also be broadcast live on TNT, Sportsnet and TVA Sports in the U.S. and Canada at 8 p.m. ET.

Dierks says that he’s been all over the country to watch hockey games with his son, and of course, his whole family is full of Nashville Predators fans.

He added that it’s an “honor” to get to host the NHL Awards this year:

“Hockey plays a big part of my daily life. I’ve been to rinks all over the country with my travel hockey son.

I coach his spring league games and spend hours in the local hockey store, telling him, ‘No, you do not need a new stick!’ We love watching YouTube highlight reels, the whole family loves going to Nashville Predators games and watching the Stanley Cup Final together.

And, I am a proud member of a beer league team here in Nashville. To get to add NHL Awards host to this list is truly an honor.”

The 2023 NHL Draft will take place the following week in Nashville on June 28th-29th, also at Bridgestone Arena.

Tickets for both the Awards show and draft are on sale now and open to the general public.

Dierks is also gearing up for a busy summer as he hits the road on his Gravel & Gold tour that starts tonight, named for his 10th studio album that was released in February.

Gravel & Gold tour dates:

6/01 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
6/02 – Detroit, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
6/03 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
6/04 – Madison, IL – NASCAR Cup Series Race
6/16 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
6/17 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
6/22 – Gilford, NH – Bank of NH Pavilion
6/24 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
7/08 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
7/09 – Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Music Center
7/13 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
7/14 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
7/15 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
7/21 – Camdenton, MO – Ozarks Amphitheater
7/27 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
7/28 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
7/29 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
8/03 – Corning, CA – Rolling Hills Casino
8/04 – Lake Tahoe, NV – Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena
8/10 – Boise, ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
8/11 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
8/12 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
8/17 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/18 – San Diego, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
8/19 – Palm Springs, CA – Acrisure Arena
8/24 – Bend, OR – Hayden Homes Amphitheater
8/25 – Bend, OR – Hayden Homes Amphitheater
8/26 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre

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