Dierks Bentley attends 54th Annual CMA Awards on Music Metropolis Middle, November 11, 2020. … [+]
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Since his debut single, Dierks has been a mainstay in the country charts “What Was I Thinkin’”It was almost 20 years ago. The tune turned Bentley’s first of 21 No. 1 hits. The latest single “Gold,”His upcoming tenth studio record ushers him into a new period.
Bentley, who held a job in both writing and producing, was an example of a person who could do both. “Gold,”He has his hands in all aspects of his profession. Along with writing, producing and touring, the singer based Seven Peaks Music Pageant, launched his Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row bar and restaurant franchise in 4 places and unveiled the Flag & Anthem clothes line Desert Son. Whereas he’s a pure performer, the singer admits the enterprise facet of issues “has always bugged” him.
“I don’t want to be in business, I just want to be a country singer,”He tells me. “It’s enough for me. I think one of my strengths is knowing my weaknesses.”
Bentley acknowledges that not all enterprise ventures are created organically. He says he by no means needed to be concerned with a rustic bar however he grew up on the Rockin’ Horse Saloon in Scottsdale, AZ, which burned down in 1996.
“That was the initial small dream that just grew,”He speaks highly of his bar. “The Flag & Anthem factor was primarily based off the garments that I put on, and I met these guys that enjoyed the identical stuff I preferred. In order that’s grown.
“I think one of my goals is really … and I think ‘Gold’ speaks to that a little bit, is just being present and being excited about all of it,”He continues. “This is where my life is right now. It’s pretty crazy and it’s all happening at once. You can’t put it off. … So just trying to lean into it and not have a defensive posture is something I always tell myself when it comes to all this stuff.”
Bentley says he’s additionally discovered when to say no to sure enterprise alternatives that don’t make sense for him or his profession. Whereas he’s had a number of tv presents through the years, he says he’s turned them down because it wasn’t the proper match.
“I’m actually dealing with a little movie offer right now,”He said. “I’m not an actor. I mean, I can fake it pretty good for three minutes in a video but I’m not really an actor. It’s kind of disrespectful to that whole craft to think that you can be. It’s a big commitment. So, you want to make sure if you get involved in something, you’re going to be all in. I guess that’d be my advice.”
Bentley took a lot of his personal recommendation when he was making his tenth record. He said he went to the studio with three different producers to complete the mission. “Gold”The tip of the method was written with frequent collaborators Luke Dick, Ross Copperman and Ashley Gorley. The tune was impressed by Bentley’s time in Colorado throughout Covid-19 along with his household in addition to their current return to Nashville.
“I got some rust on my Chevy but it’s ready to roll/ I got a rhinestone sky and a song in my soul/ It ain’t a smooth ride, life, it’s a winding road/ Yeah it might be gravel but it feels like gold,” Bentley sings on the tune’s refrain.
“I needed a break from it all,”He speaks out about leaving Music Metropolis. “I came back excited to be back in Nashville and with more gratitude than ever for the town and for all that it’s given me. The song’s a lot about being present in the moment. You’re recognizing that the grass isn’t always greener – although the mountains are taller in Colorado – but it’s pretty good where you are. It’s a message as much for me as it is for anybody else.”
Bentley says that his tenth record will embrace bluegrass and “old school country” influences in addition to the large kick drums, guitars and sounds for the arenas and amphitheaters he’s taking part in.
“There’s a little mixture of all the things that have made me who I am on this record,”He said.
“Gold”It is now available.