Dierks Bentley Talks 'Up On The Ridge'
Taking a break on his tour bus during the CMA music fest, Yallwire was able to sit down with Dierks Bentley to discuss his latest album, 'Up On The Ridge,' and his inspiration for the record's bluegrassy sound.
When he moved to Nashville at the young age of 19, the future country music star discovered the magic that a banjo, fiddle, mandolin, upright bass, acoustic guitar and three-part harmony can create when all "mashed together." While he typically incorporates these sounds in his country music, Dierks wanted to make a record that was "creative and different," which is why this album went in a heavier bluegrass direction.
Fusing different components of country and bluegrass music, the singer claims that the album - which features special guests such as Kris Kristofferson, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert and Jamey Johnson - came together very "organically."
The single - also called "Up On The Ridge" - was written about a place that the singer uses as an escape from the stresses of everyday life. A great hangout spot for friends to gather with their instruments, the property was actually used in the single's video shoot.