Multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter and Arizona native Dierks Bentley along with Bon Iver’s S. Carey debut the new music video behind “Hold The Light,” featured in Columbia Pictures and Black Label Media’s upcoming film Only the Brave (10/20). Premiering today across The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard, Bentley and Carey “grow instantly reflective” (USA Today) in the “evocative new song interspersed with both natural beauty and overhanging finality” (Rolling Stone). Directed by Wes Edwards and shot in Nashville last month, the video includes a moving performance with Bentley’s band and incorporates pivotal scenes from the film to mirror the song’s key lyrics.
“This song hits really close to me because we wrote it based on the story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots,” said Bentley. “One of the most powerful takeaways for me from working on this project has been the need to search for hope and light even in the darkest of times. I think right now that message is more meaningful than ever.”
To watch Bentley and S. Carey’s music video for “Hold The Light” through The Hollywood Reporter click here: http://bit.ly/2y2n0qN
As Bentley co-wrote his first-ever song written and recorded for a motion picture with Carey, Joe Trapanese and Jon Randall it has already been dubbed as a “Best Original Song” contender for the 2018 Oscar’s by The Hollywood Reporter. In the collaboration, the songwriters worked closely with Only the Brave composer Joe Trapanese’s film theme, providing a seamless transition between song and score and resulting in a song that is integral to the film itself. Bentley “achieves exactly the emotional response he’s after” (Arizona Republic) throughout “Hold The Light” as he delivers “an emotional tribute to those who sacrifice themselves for others,” (Taste of Country). To learn more about Only the Brave, see a testimonial video in which Bentley, Carey and survivor Brendan McDonough describe honoring the sacrifice of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, and find out how you can support the wildland firefighter communities through The Granite Mountain Fund, go to www.OnlyTheBrave-Movie.com.
It’s not what stands in front of you – it’s who stands beside you. Only the Brave, based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, is the heroic story of one unit of local firefighters that through hope, determination, sacrifice, and the drive to protect families, communities, and our country become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the country. As most of us run from danger, they run toward it – they watch over our lives, our homes, everything we hold dear, as they forge a unique brotherhood that comes into focus with one fateful fire. The film stars Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, James Badge Dale, with Taylor Kitsch and Jennifer Connelly. Directed by Joseph Kosinski and written by Ken Nolan and Eric Warren Singer, based upon the GQ Article “No Exit” by Sean Flynn, the film is produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Michael Menchel, Erik Howsam, Molly Smith, Thad Luckinbill, Trent Luckinbill, Dawn Ostroff, and Jeremy Steckler.
Current CMA “Male Vocalist of the Year” nominee Dierks Bentley has a “reputation as one of the hardest-working entertainers in country music” (Music Row) as “he sells out enormous tours, is a perennial favorite of format radio stations, and earns critical acclaim without compromising his artistic vision” (Entertainment Weekly). With 17 No. One hits and more than one billion digital streams he “continues to take risks that pay off,” (USA Today) as his eighth studio album BLACK, has been hailed the “most fully-formed LP of his career” (TIME). After making its debut at the No. One position on Billboard’s all-genre Top Albums Chart and Top Country Albums chart, BLACK has garnered nominations from the ACM, CMA, GRAMMY and Billboard Music Awards while earning three consecutive No. Ones; the gold-certified title track and the PLATINUM certified hits “Somewhere On A Beach” and “Different For Girls.” “The bluegrass picker, the love song singer and the stadium rocker all packaged together” (Associated Press) has been a Grand Ole Opry member for over a decade and has illustrated his depth and diversity as an artist with “ferocious live performances” (Fresno Bee) throughout his 2017 WHAT THE HELL WORLD TOUR, which claimed the top spot on Billboard‘s Hot Tours selling over 750,000 tickets. For more information visit www.dierks.com.