Music: Dierks Bentley

Riser, the latest album from Dierks Bentley, is being lauded for its collection of mid-tempo tunes and ballads that finds the Country singer digging deeper emotionally than ever before — a direction inspired largely by the death of his fath

click to enlarge Country star Dierks Bentley’s latest hit album, Riser, found the singer exploring more emotional and intrspective material than on his previous albums.
Country star Dierks Bentley’s latest hit album, Riser, found the singer exploring more emotional and intrspective material than on his previous albums.

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the latest album from Dierks Bentley, is being lauded for its collection of mid-tempo tunes and ballads that finds the Country singer digging deeper emotionally than ever before — a direction inspired largely by the death of his father two years ago and the recent birth of his first son.

For an artist who has been known for such energetic songs as “What Was I Thinking,” “Sideways” and “5-1-5-0,” the more restrained and contemplative material on Riser is a bit of a stylistic changeup. Read a full interview with Bentley here


Dierks Bentley plays Friday at Riverbend Music Center. Tickets/more info: riverbend.org.


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