Dierks Bentley: The Mountain CD 2018 Release Date 6/8/18
Recorded against the backdrop of the Colorado countryside, The Mountain will be Bentley's ninth studio album. While many of the mountains referenced on the album are literal, at least one is a personal metaphor for Bentley's career.
"I had this idea of me climbing the mountain, and of other people climbing over me," Bentley explains. "For years, I was opening for Kenny [Chesney], and Carrie Underwood would be opening for us, or Sugarland would be. Then, the next year, Carrie Underwood went around me, and then Sugarland went around me, and then Lady Antebellum went around me. It felt like I was getting beat up just trying to get there."
Bentley is candid about the fact that his career has been far from a straight shot to the top: "Sometimes, like in my case, you make the jump into arenas too soon. I had about three years of trying to tour and headline tours. I was playing these big arenas that hold 20,000 people, but only 2,500 showed up. Every review said, 'Bless his heart, he was playing like it was a sold-out show, but no one came,'" he recalls.
"That's when it felt like we were rappelling back down the mountain," Bentley adds. "We went back to theaters and spent a few more years there. You're always either going up or down -- there are no plateaus in this business."
1. “Burning Man” (feat. Brothers Osborne)
2. “The Mountain”
4. “Woman, Amen”
5. “You Can’t Bring Me Down” (feat. Sam Bush)
6. “Nothing on But the Stars”
7. “Goodbye in Telluride” (feat. Sam Bush)
8. “My Religion” (feat. Jerry Douglas, Tim O’Brien)
9. “One Way”
10. “Son of the Sun”
11. “Stranger to Myself”
12. “Travelin’ Light” (feat. Sam Bush, Brandi Carlile, Jerry Douglas, Tim O’Brien)
13. “How I’m Going Out”
- LABEL: Capitol Nashville
- UPC: 602567475828
- GENRE: Country
- RELEASE DATE: 6/8/2018
- PRODUCT ID: CAPNB002828602.2
- WEIGHT: .24 lb