Dierks Bentley’s new album, Home, arrived in stores today (February 7th). He kicks off the collection with his previous No. 1 hit, “Am I the Only One,” which he says is “the key” to the entire record. “This is the song that’s the bridge between Up on the Ridge, the bluegrass experience and then circling back around to what I do,” says Dierks. “It’s been a huge song, as far as tying over the two projects, so I put it first ‘cause I just kinda think it sets the tone for the album.”
- Dierks latest single, “Home,” is sitting at No. 7 on the country singles charts.
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AUDIO: Dierks Bentley explains why he put “Am I the Only One” as the first track on his new album.
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“The first song that kinda is the key to this whole record is ‘Am I the Only One.’ This is the song that’s the bridge between Up on the Ridge, the bluegrass experience and then circling back around to what I do. Just a song I wrote with oddly enough the two guys that are really responsible, a big part of the two worlds I live in – one being Jim Beavers, who I’ve written a ton of songs like “Sideways” with and ‘How Am I Doin’.’ And then Jon Randall, who produced the Up on the Ridge record, the bluegrass record. So, the three of us got together, and it’s the only time we’ve gotten together to write a song, and that’s the song we wrote. [laughs] It’s been a huge song, as far as tying over the two projects, so I put it first ‘cause I just kinda think it sets the tone for the album.”