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Dierks Bentley

Twenty years into one of modern country music’s most credible careers, multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley delivers his 10th studio album GRAVEL & GOLD today. The 14-track album about perspective and self-awareness is a testament to the many strains of country music Bentley has mastered and cultivated in his career, from the arena shaker to the barroom weeper to the bluegrass fireballer. Fans can now listen to GRAVEL & GOLD here and go into the studio for the making of the new album here.

Bentley will take new music to New York City were he’ll perform “Sun Sets in Colorado” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Monday (2/27 @ 10:35P CT on NBC). The next morning Bentley will visit TODAY (2/28 at 8:00A local time on NBC) for an interview and performances of his Top 10 single “Gold,” “the swampy rocker” (Rolling Stone) “Same Ol’ Me” as well as his No. 1 hit “Free & Easy.” To close out the week, on Thursday Bentley takes CBS Mornings (3/02 @ 7:00A CT on CBS) to his Whiskey Row location on Nashville’s Lower Broadway to reflect on the journey to GRAVEL & GOLD.

Even ahead of the release of GRAVEL & GOLD, Bentley has been applauded for his devotion to making music as authentic and lasting as it can possibly be.

“A collection of 14-tracks that testifies to everything Bentley does so well in song.” – Esquire

“The 14-track project is a combination of Bentley’s versatile influences and illustrious career.”  – American Songwriter

“Bentley revives his Country roots and sonic identity with GRAVEL & GOLD.” – The Tennessean 

“Bentley self-produced the album – a first for him – and crafted a unique and compelling commercial mix of traditional country and bluegrass that feels like a natural stretch from his 2018 album.” – CMT

“Proving indeed why he is one of Country’s biggest stars.” – TODAY

“Bentley is the most self-assured and creatively confident he’s sounded in years.” – Holler

The 10th album landmark speaks to how time has flown in Bentley’s unique, 21st-century career. He landed his first publishing deal in 2001 and released his debut album in 2003, producing an instant No. 1 single. The years since have revealed a rare consistency that’s fueled longevity – eight more albums that reached the top of the Country sales charts, resulting in 21 No.1 songs, eight billion streams, three CMA Awards, 14 GRAMMY® nominations and membership into the Grand Ole Opry. Trendy sounds have ebbed and flowed around him over these two decades, but fans have relied on Bentley for something more nourishing and individual. He also has created professional endeavors outside of the music with his Flag & Anthem lifestyle collection Desert Son, along with his “Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row” franchise hosting four locations. For more information visit


GRAVEL & GOLD Track List:

  1. “Same Ol’ Me” (Luke Dick, Jon Randall, Dierks Bentley)
  2. “Sun Sets In Colorado” (Ross Copperman, Tommy Lee James, Josh Osborne)
  3. “Heartbreak Drinking Tour” (Luke Dick, Ashley Gorley, Michael Hardy, Ross Copperman, Dierks Bentley)
  4. “Something Real” (Luke Dick, Ashley Gorley, Michael Hardy, Ross Copperman, Dierks Bentley)
  5. “Still” (Jeff Hyde, Ryan Tyndell, Jeremy Spillman, Dierks Bentley)
  6. “Beer At My Funeral” (Brett Beavers, Jim Beavers)
  7. “Cowboy Boots” (Featuring Ashley McBryde) (Casey Brown, Jordan Minton, Hunter Phelps, Dierks Bentley)
  8. “Gold” (Luke Dick, Ashley Gorley, Ross Copperman, Dierks Bentley)
  9. “Walking Each Other Home” (Luke Dick, John Osborne, Dierks Bentley)
  10. “Roll On” (Brett Beavers, Jim Beavers, Dierks Bentley)
  11. “All The Right Places” (Josh Osborne, Ross Copperman, Dierks Bentley)
  12. “Ain’t All Bad” (Casey Brown, Jordan Minton, Hunter Phelps, Dierks Bentley)
  13. “Old Pickup” (Neil Thrasher, Tony Martin, Michael Dulaney)
  14. “High Note” (Featuring Billy Strings)  (Jim Beavers, Charlie Worsham)

Audio / Dierks Bentley says moving back to Nashville from Colorado gave him a clear direction for his latest album, Gravel & Gold.


Dierks Bentley (honed in on album) OC: …into this record. :33
“I really honed-in on the direction of this album when I came back to Nashville from Colorado. I did not want to come back. I wanted to stay in Colorado forever, but I got sucked back into Nashville. But when I got here, I actually realized how much I missed this place. It’s a great town, great friends, great people and obviously great music, and this record really kind of took a direction there. I wrote the song ‘Gold,’ which is about something that could look like gravel but actually could feel like gold, depending on your perspective, and so just having an attitude for gratitude was a big part of my head space going into this record.”

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