DIERKS BENTLEY CONTINUES ONE OF THE MOST AUTHENTIC JOURNEYS IN
COUNTRY MUSIC WITH NINTH STUDIO ALBUM THE MOUNTAIN
– AVAILABLE JUNE 8TH
The Inspiring 13-Track Climb Features Collaborations with Brothers Osborne, Brandi Carlile and
World Renowned Bluegrass Musicians Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas and Tim O’Brien
THE MOUNTAIN is Available for Pre-Order Tomorrow (4/13) with An Instant Download of Title Track
TN – Apr. 12, 2018 – Multi-PLATINUM selling singer/songwriter Dierks
Bentley has built a reputation as both a forever-young drifter and a
dedicated family man, put in millions of miles on headlining tours and
taken the fearless stylistic detours of a truly authentic artist. He
continues that journey with his highly anticipated ninth studio album, THE MOUNTAIN (Capitol Records Nashville), set for release June 8th.
Reaching a new creative high, Bentley co-wrote 10 of the 13 new tracks
that are unified by themes of presence and positivity, and range in
style from textured rock to acoustic folk, feeling both rooted and
expansive at the same time.
THE MOUNTAIN’s story begins in the Rocky Mountain resort town of
Telluride, Colorado, which every summer plays host to a celebrated
bluegrass festival. Owing to his well-documented love of the genre,
Bentley has attended the festival multiple times over the years, always
making a point to slow down and tune back in to the world around him.
But after performing on the festival’s main stage in 2017, the idyllic
surroundings became more than a much-needed getaway.
“I found myself there, constantly reaching for my guitar,” Bentley said.
“It was like a gravitational pull. That town and those people just make
you want to be creative, I couldn’t describe it. I was like ‘How do I
tell everyone in Nashville this is what I want to write about?’ I
realized I couldn’t bring it back, so I had to take everyone out there.”
Returning that August with six of his most trusted songwriting
collaborators, Bentley and his fellow ‘Telluwriters’ all bunked up in a
small house, explored the area and dug deep into the peaceful,
reflective vibes he was feeling. They had five days to work with and
were hoping to write eight songs…but ended up with nearly twice that
number, forming the core of the record. Bentley returned to Telluride
with his production team Ross Copperman, Jon Randall Stewart and Arturo
Buenahora Jr to a tucked-away hideout called Studio in the Clouds last
November to record. Perched high on a mesa, its tracking room
overlooking the endless Rocky Mountain landscape, THE MOUNTAIN rose up
“For me it’s the best of both worlds, and it feels like something new.
It’s powerful but also happy, with acoustic sensibility mixed in with
the big sounds I like to have for the road,” Bentley added. “They are
the songs I’d play for somebody to say, ‘This is who I am right now.’”
THE MOUNTAIN Track Listing:
1. Burning Man (Feat. Brothers Osborne)
2. The Mountain
4. Woman, Amen
5. You Can’t Bring Me Down
6. Nothing On But The Stars
7. Goodbye In Telluride
8. My Religion
9. One Way
10. Son Of The Sun
11. Stranger To Myself
12. Travelin’ Light (Feat. Brandi Carlile)
13. How I’m Going Out
15 years in Country music, the mountains Bentley has climbed could form
a range of their own. To date, the Arizona native has scored 17 No.
Ones and 13 GRAMMY nominations – including at least one stemming
from each of his last six albums. Bentley has amassed more than one
billion digital streams, countless additional nominations from the ACM, CMA and Billboard Music Awards
and has been a Grand Ole Opry member for over a decade. After his 2017
tour claimed the top spot on Billboard’s Hot Tours selling over 750,000
tickets, Bentley will fuel arenas and amphitheaters throughout the
summer with his 2018 MOUNTAIN HIGH TOUR, launching May 18th in Columbia,
MD. For more information visit www.dierks.com.