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Dierks Bentley Talks ACM Album of the Year Nomination for ‘The Mountain’

The country star shared his feelings on his ACM nominations as well as the singles that have come off his latest record.

Written by Drew Pearce
Dierks Bentley Talks ACM Album of the Year Nomination for ‘The Mountain’
Dierks Bentley; Photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville

With four nominations in some big categories, country star Dierks Bentley is gearing up for a big night at the 54th Annual ACM Awards.

Bentley grabbed nods for Male Artist of the Year, Video of the Year and Music Event of the Year, but his favored nomination is for Album of the Year for his No. 1 LP The Mountain. Also nominated in this highly-coveted category are Kacey Musgraves for Golden HourDan + Shay for their self-titled third album, Eric Church for Desperate Man and Chris Stapleton for From A Room: Volume 2.

Dierks Bentley

Dierks Bentley; Cover art courtesy The Greenroom

The “Burning Man” singer is honored to be nominated in the Album of the Year group, having nothing but good things to say about the other nominees. He is also proud to see the hard work put into the making of The Mountain pay off, he said.

“We did the work, and then we left the door open hoping that the magic would come, and it did,” Bentley said of the album. “I feel like I walk away from this album, and there’s nothing we didn’t do to make it the best it can be.”

He is extremely happy with not only the overall record, but also with its singles.

“I look at the singles that have come off of it, ‘Women, Amen’ and ‘Burning Man,’ and they’re great singer-songwriter songs but also huge arena songs,” Bentley said. “It’s always been a great album, but just the singles we’ve released off it, which for some fans is all they’ll ever hear of the album, have been a great CliffsNotes for what the overall album is.”

Along with being up for multiple awards, Bentley will give an incredible live performance at the prestigious event. Hosted by Reba McEntire, The 2019 ACM Awards will be broadcast live on CBS from Las Vegas on April 7.