Dierks Bentley’s Forthcoming Album Features “My Kind Of Country Music”

Dierks Bentley’s Forthcoming Album Features “My Kind Of Country Music”

As you know, Dierks Bentley is gearing up to release a brand new studio album this fall. While Bentley says he’s “not really in a rush” to put out a new album, he is already in the studio working on the follow up to his critically acclaimed album Up On The Ridge.

“We’ve cut the tracks for 15 songs, and I’m trying to sing on the record now,” Bentley tells Billboard.com. “But it’s impossible for me to do this Jaeger tour and go in and do vocals, too. So I might have to wait a little longer to make sure I have exactly the best possible vocals I can put on.”

According to Billboard, the album will feature 12-13 tracks (of the 15 he’s cut) including Bentley’s current hit single, “Am I The Only One.”

“I wanted to have something out there for the summertime, and this just felt like the right song for that,” says Bentley. “I’ve been off the radio for a while ’cause I wanted to make an album that was important to me, musically, but wasn’t as commercial. But now I want to be back on (radio) and I wanted my fans to hear our stuff. I just wanted to come back with a song that was fun for fans and fun for country radio and fun for us to play every night…and (‘Am I the Only One’) fits in there.”

The lead single is just a small taste of what fans can expect from the release. Bentley says the song is “not representative of the whole rest of the album.”

“I’ve always covered a wide gauntlet of stuff, and this album’s gonna do the same thing,” he tells Billboard. “I can’t think of what to call it except just country, my kind of country music. I don’t have a good explanation for it other than it’s not bluegrass. There’s some fun songs, some heartbreak songs…and of course being a dad now, too, that works its way in there. I’m really proud of it. I think we developed a cool sound.”

Fans can catch Dierks on the Jagermeister Country Tour which runs through May 13.