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TN – May 28, 2013 – Award-winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley will
give fans the first taste of his next album with the release of its
lead single, “Bourbon In Kentucky,” to radio stations today with an
official add date of June 10.
In Kentucky” explores the dark internal emotions of loss and
disconnection told through an intense vocal performance by Bentley and
haunting backing vocalsfrom Kacey Musgraves. The singers’ emotions are
matched sonically with scraping guitar tones and a rhythm section based
in tension and mystery. It’s a gripping account of separation and the
dramatic steps many take to kill the pain that accompanies it.
never heard anything like ‘Bourbon’ before,” Bentley says. “I really
love the angst of it. I’ve been there before where you can’t drink your
way through a heartache or a broken heart. There’s such an aggressive
lonesomeness in this song.”
In Kentucky” is the first sample from Bentley’s seventh studio album,
RISER, due this fall. The new album was written and recorded in the
aftermath of his father’s death in June 2012 and finds Bentley fiercely
exhibiting determined resilience. Framed against that backdrop,
“Bourbon” rings with an understandable intensity, though it represents
just one facet of RISER’s creative arc.
don’t want anyone to have any preconceived notions of what the rest of
the album’s going to sound like,” Bentley says. “I’d just like this
first song out there to kind of shatter any expectations.”
moving to Nashville, Bentley has forged his own artistic path in an
industry built predominantly on formula. He has mixed elements of modern
country, classic country, bluegrass and rock, maintaining an
unmistakable identity while constantly reinventing his sound. His album
Home debuted at No. 1 and spawned three consecutive chart-topping hits,
marking 10 career No. 1 songs for Bentley as a singer and songwriter.
His five previous studio albums have sold more than five million copies,
garnered 11 GRAMMY nominations and earned him an invitation to join the
Grand Ole Opry. Bentley is currently out on the road playing sold out
arenas and amphitheaters on the Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley:
Locked & Reloaded Tour through October. For more information and to
stream “Bourbon In Kentucky,” visit www.dierks.com.