Dierks Bentley Drops Surprise EP, ‘Live From Telluride’

The five-song EP was recorded live just one month ago.

Written by Chris Parton
Dierks Bentley Drops Surprise EP, ‘Live From Telluride’
MANCHESTER, TENNESSEE: In this image released on June 9th 2021, Dierks Bentley performs onstage for the 2021 CMT Music Awards at The Bonnaroo Farm in Manchester, Tennessee broadcast on June 9, 2021. (Photo by John Shearer/2021 CMT Awards/Getty Images for CMT)

Dierks Bentley has surprised fans with the release of an unexpected EP, sharing the five-song collection, Live From Telluride.

Recorded during Bentley’s set at the 48th annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in June, the EP is out now and offers fans a glimpse of the country star’s deep love for the bluegrass sound. It presents his unique take on classics by U2 and Pink Floyd, plus new renditions of his own “Woman, Amen”and more. And it features some intriguing special guests.

Along with Bentley’s band, Live From Telluride finds the hit maker enlisting the husband-and-wife soul duo, The War and Treaty, roots-rocking sister act, Larkin Poe, and bluegrass legend Sam Bush. Bentley and his guests (minus Bush) also performed together for the 56th annual ACM Awards, giving fans a sneak peak at the project’s cover of U2’s “Pride (In the Name of Love),” and Bentley says their time onstage at Telluride will remain a career highlight.

“This really was a once in a lifetime show for me,” Bentley says. “Getting to play at my favorite festival … with some of my favorite musicians and performers … in one of my favorite places in the world … felt like a dream. Luckily this dream was captured on tape and I can go back and relive the way it felt that night whenever I want.”

In other Dierks Bentley news, the hit maker was sadly forced to cancel plans to hold his third annual Seven Peaks Music Festival on Labor Day, after local officials in Colorado decided not to lift event-capacity restrictions due to COVID-19. Nevertheless, Bentley will be back on stage this summer, embarking on the 2021 Beers On Me Tour with Riley Green and Parker McCollum on August 13 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

1.) “Woman, Amen” – Live – Dierks Bentley feat. The War And Treaty
2.) “Travelin’ Light” – Live – Dierks Bentley feat. Larkin Poe
3.) “Bad Angel” – Live – Dierks Bentley feat. The War And Treaty
4.) “Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd – Live – Dierks Bentley
5.) “Pride (In The Name Of Love)” by U2 – Live – Dierks Bentley feat. The War And Treaty, Sam Bush