Dierks Bentley to Perform at 2016 NFL Season Kickoff

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Football is so close, you can practically hear it. And the NFL just chose Dierks Bentley to help kick off the 2016 season. Along with pop rockers OneRepublic, Bentley will perform live for the first 2016 NFL Kickoff Presented by Hyundai.

Bentley will travel to Denver for the live televised performance before the opening game of the NFL season. Raising the dramatic stakes, the game features a rematch between Super Bowl champions Denver Broncos and runner-ups, the Carolina Panthers.

Dierks Bentley and OneRepublic get to take the field for the show, too. It's hosted on Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium. The whole event takes place Thursday, Sept. 8 on NBC and the NFL Network, starting at 6:30 p.m. CST.

Bentley also just added more dates to his Somewhere On A Beach Tour, making it a busy Fall for the country star. He immediately heads to California the day after his NFL Kickoff performance.

So far, it's all good news for the 40-year old superstar. Bentley just released his ninth studio album, Black, to great reviews. Even more impressive, he scored his fourteenth No. 1 single with "Somewhere On A Beach" and has a second single climbing the charts. Called "Different For Girls," the duet with pop newcomer Elle King already made its way near the top 10.

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Dierks Bentley to Perform at 2016 NFL Season Kickoff