Lady Antebellum‘s Own the Night remains the No. 1 country album again this week. The collection sold nearly 54,000 copies to land at No. 1 on the country album chart and at No. 4 overall.
“I definitely stepped away and explored some things that were more on the fringe of country music for a little while,” said Bentley. “So, this record feels fresh. It doesn’t feel like a continuation of any other project or series of recordings. I love being able to try different things musically, and I’m so thankful my fans have followed me to those places. But, I feel like my real ‘Home’ is in the center of country music.”
Bentley’s versatility as a writer shines on the disc that has already produced the rowdy No. one hit “Am I The Only One.” Bentley penned the good-time chart topper, as well as the disc’s spiritual anchor and title track “Home,” which has caught early attention from National Public Radio critics for the authenticity of its lyrics. Additional writing credits on the album are highlighted by the sonic seduction of “Breathe You In” and a father’s love letter in “Thinking of You.”
On other tracks, the signature gravel in Bentley’s voice pairs flawlessly with the smokiness of Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild‘s vocal on “When You Gonna Come Around,” while legendary bluegrass players Sam Bush and Tim O’Brien reunite with Bentley on “Heart of a Lonely Girl.” The country crankers “Diamonds Make Babies” and “5-1-5-0” have already been road tested and embraced by country music fans, who will also want to listen through the album’s closer for the recording’s hidden special guest.
HOME Track List:
1. Am I The Only One
2. Gonna Die Young
3. Tip It On Back
5. Diamonds Make Babies
6. In My Head
7. Breathe You In
8. The Woods
9. When You Gonna Come Around (Featuring Karen Fairchild)
11. Heart Of A Lonely Girl
12. Thinking Of You
When Keith Urban launches the first leg of his 2013 North American Tour this summer, he’s taking along Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch. This isn’t the first time he’s toured with Little Big Town – they have hit the road together several years ago and they’ve collaborated together on a few different projects, as well. “We’ve toured with Little Big Town before, and I love them. I’ve always loved them. I love the record they made, and I just felt like if they wanted to come out, it’d be a great time to collaborate together,” says Keith. “I feel it’s more collaborative when anybody comes out with us. All of us are putting on a show for the audience, ‘cause it starts the minute they walk into the arena.”
In the meantime, catch Keith on American Idol on FOX on Wednesdays and Thursdays [check local listings for times].
Keith Urban 2013 Tour Dates:
July 18 – Cincinnati, OH
July 19 – Twin Lakes, WI
July 20 – Monticello, IA
July 25 – Charlotte, NC
July 26 – Raleigh, NC
July 27 – Atlanta, GA
August 4 – Detroit, MI
August 8 – Washington, DC
August 9 – Canandaigua, NY
August 10 – Boston, MA
August 16 – Houston, TX
August 17 – Dallas, TX
August 22 – Birmingham, AL
August 23 – St. Louis, MO
August 24 – Indianapolis, IN
September 12 – Cleveland, OH
September 13 – Pittsburgh, PA
September 14 – Philadelphia, PA
September 21 – Mountain View, CA
September 22 – Sacramento, CA
September 27 – Los Angeles, CA
September 28 – San Diego, CA
September 29 – Phoenix, AZ
October 4 – Tampa, FL
October 5 – West Palm Beach, FL
AUDIO: Keith Urban talks about having Little Big Town on the road with him this summer.
Keith Urban (LBT on tour) OC: …the arena. :17
Thomas Rhett, who’s been opening some shows for Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert, wrote a song for Dierks called “Dierkin’ It.” Check it out in the latest DBTV episode below.
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By the way, “Downtown” will be available on iTunes beginning February 5th.
Go behind the scenes with Luke Bryan and the band at the 2012 ACA Awards in Las Vegas. Luke opened the show with “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye” and was the nights biggest winner with 9 awards!
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