Dierks Bentley is back.
He’s been hiding away in the mountains of Telluride during the pandemic, and thankfully, he’s been cooking up some new tunes. With the first single from his upcoming project, the rock-infused “Gone” is guaranteed to be a radio hit.
Written by Nicolle Galyon, Ben Johnson and Niko Moon, “Gone” is all about the story for Dierks.
“Country music is the best genre for storytelling, and I feel like we are realizing it probably now more than ever since we can’t congregate together at concerts, high five each other, sing and shout at the top of our lungs. A good country show is just about the greatest communion there is out there. We are all relying on lyrics and melodies at home and trying however we can to find different ways to connect with our fans, so that they know how important they still are to us. I hope this song resonates with mine, and I’m counting the days until we can all be back together again, beers in the air.”
To be honest, I was hoping for a little more bluegrass flavor from Dierks on this next record, but you always lead with the most radio friendly hit when you’re gearing up for a new album. Fingers still crossed.