Dierks Bentley may have walked away empty-handed at the Grammys Sunday night, but with a platinum album under his belt he'll hit the road in 2015 with Maddie & Tae opening as he continues to push his latest album, Riser.

That promoting of Riser included a stop in to see Dave at "Late Night" last Thursday where he performed a great stripped-down version of the album's title track, "Riser".

 

 

 

 

With seven nominations for ACM awards, chances are good Dierks won't be leaving empty-handed.  There's no shame in losing to Miranda Lambert in Best Country Album category, but I'm sure making that walk up to the stage is a lot more fun than just sinking further into your seat hoping no one notices you there.