Today information was released about Dierks Bentley's 7th studio album, due this Fall. The album, titled Riser, promises to be his most personal yet, according to the press release. The title of the album comes from the song "I'm a Riser" that will be included on the set, and here's what Dierks has to say about the inspiration behind it:
“Life in general has a way of knocking you down,” Bentley says. “It’s different reasons for different folks – could be personal reasons, could be family reasons, your job, drugs, alcohol. That song really applies to anybody that’s lived. There have always been those moments when we have to get back up and get on our feet. They are defining moments…breakthrough moments.”The album also finds Dierks going back to his roots, if you will, enlisting the help of executive producer Arturo Beunahora, Jr who produced his first two albums: the critically acclaimed self-titled debut, and equally acclaimed Modern Day Drifter. Dierks also enlisted production assistance from Ross Copperman, who you'll remember was one of the songwriters for Dierks' most recent Top-5 hit "Tip it on Back."
You can read all about Riser here, and if you'd like to download the Riser logo (shown above) to be your Facebook or Twitter profile picture, you can go to Dierks.com. And here's a video teaser for the album as well!
As for the songwriters, they are no strangers to the #1 spot on the charts, having penned such songs as Lady A's "American Honey," Sara Evans' "A Little Bit Stronger," Gary Allen's "Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)," and Eric Church's MASSIVE hit "Springsteen." Hopefully they'll be able to score another chart-topper with this new song from Dierks!
We hope you're as excited for this album and single news as we are, Congress! The rest of 2013 is looking to be exciting times in the world of Dierks. Stay tuned right here for all the latest news!
Carrie ~ DBC Rep/Chart Reporter ~ NC