For a couple of days on his social platforms, Dierks Bentley has been teasing a big announcement to take place this week. This afternoon (January 12th), he revealed his 10th album, Gravel & Gold, will be released February 24th and is expected to include his current Top 20 hit, “Gold.”
— Dierks Bentley (@DierksBentley) January 12, 2023
The album trailer opens up with him in front of a video screen which takes fans back to older videos of him performing on stage throughout the years. He says, “It’s been a long road, a 20-year journey filled with highs and lows, twists and turns. My love for country music, that’s what’s always kept me going, town to town, show to show, small clubs to packed arenas. I worked hard. I took chances, went for things. The journey isn’t where I’ve been, it’s the thing I carry with me into my 10th album. I wrote. I recorded. It wasn’t good enough. I threw it out, started over…twice. I had to get it right, for the fans, for me. It had to be the best country music I’ve ever made. Everyone showed up — my heroes and my friends. We did it together. It’s the love, the lessons, the Gravel & Gold.”
The last full-length studio album he released was The Mountain in 2018.
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“It is the 10th album. I went into the studio three different times, worked with a lot of different producers and finally just ended up putting together my own team. I mean, I’m just thankful. I feel like for me for COVID, it was like a red light. For all of us, we were all just stuck there and I kinda got out of my car and just left it in park for a little bit, and I was able to come back and do it in late ’21 and ’22 and really be focused on finishing the record and getting it done the right way. And I don’t know. Hopefully everyone loves it.”