Award winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley is raising a glass to the end of summer with the release of a four song EP titled COUNTRY & COLD CANS at iTunes on Aug. 21. Produced by Jaren Johnston, the EP was inspired by the crowd-favorite title track and tour by the same name that recently wrapped legs in the US, Canada and Australia.With the help of college students, Bentley will kick tailgating season off at three SEC campuses to celebrate the new music in a limited COUNTRY AND COLD CANS: BACK TO COLLEGE TOUR with special guest The Cadillac Black. The tour begins at The University of Georgia (8/20) and continues to The University of South Carolina (8/21) and culminates in The Grove at The University of Mississippi (8/22). Tickets are available to fan club members beginning today and the general public on Friday beginning at 10:00A ET, for ticket information visit Dierks.com. “We thought we'd celebrate the end of summer and back to school with an EP of new material that's about cutting loose…it was really inspired by how young and crazy the fans on the Country & Cold Cans Tour were earlier this year," said Bentley. "I've written a lot with Jaren, and we thought it would be fun to get the guys in my band and a couple of cases of beer and go see what happens in the studio. I'm really happy with the tracks, and I think our crowd will dig it." COUNTRY & COLD CANS EP Track List: 1. Country & Cold Cans 2. Grab A Beer 3. Back Porch 4. Summer On FireFor a preview of the new music from the recording studio, visit: www.dierks.com/videos/countryandcoldcansep Bentley’s current sixth studio album HOME debuted at No. one on Billboard Country Albums chart earlier this year and has already earned three No. one hits at country radio “Am I The Only One,” “Home” and “5-1-5-0” for a career total of 10 No. one hits as an artist and songwriter. For more information and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit www.dierks.com.