Sunday, June 2, 2013

DB Congress Single Review: Dierks Bentley "Bourbon In Kentucky"

    



     We love his slow songs, and we love his fun upbeat numbers, so when the rumblings of a new single began swirling, we definitely got excited. Last week, Dierks started the countdown on Twitter, tweeting that something was happening in 7 days. That something was what any die hard Dierks fan wanted to hear: new music. The song, "Bourbon in Kentucky," premiered at radio 2pm CT Tuesday, May 28th.

     Like all good Congress members would do, we glued ourselves to our radios, computers and car stereos and waited in anticipation for the song. "Bourbon in Kentucky" surely did not disappoint. On first listen, you knew that the song, written by Ryan Tyndell, Hillary Lindsey and Gordie Sampson was undoubtedly a Dierks Bentley song. Yet, you could tell that there was also something fresh about it.

     With this new album, Dierks is working with a new producer: Ross Copperman. Recently, DBC had the opportunity to do an exclusive interview with him, which you can read here. The dramatic and unique beginning of the song builds like a good story both lyrically and sonically and the rock-esque guitar solo adds edge. Like DBC Rep Stephanie Lanham said on Twitter, "I've decided that if "Trying To Stop Your Leaving" and "Wish It Would Break" had a baby, it'd be "Bourbon in Kentucky."

     The song is not a fun filled ride like 5-1-5-0, but it does take you on an emotional ride: one about love and loss and that unbearable heartache it brings. Dierks in his low and raspy tone, sings sad, empty, and vulnerable. You truly feel every word in your core. Kacey Musgraves provides a soft background vocal that lets you hear the female's pain, but never in a way that takes away Dierks' lead.

     Dierks has always done slow heartache songs well, in this one for sure he has another hit on his hands. You can stream the song in its entirety at Dierks' official website. The official radio add date for the song is June 10th, but you can start to call, tweet and FB your stations to request it now. We are.
 There ain't enough
Bourbon in Kentucky
For me to forget you
No there ain't enough
Matches I can strike
To set afire the memory of you

Up goes down
Right's gone left me behind
Wheels spin 'round
Reverse stuck in my mind

There ain't enough
Bourbon in Kentucky
For me to forget you
No there ain't enough
Bottles I could break
To make 'em feel as broken as I do

Stack up every barrel
Since the day it was made
Satisfaction guaranteed to kill the pain
But there ain't enough
Kisses from a stranger
On a long wild night to ever make it alright
If it ain't you

In my arms, in my bed
Yeah to hell with all the rest
Once you've had the best, nothing else will do
What's the use

There ain't enough
Bourbon in Kentucky
For me to forget you
No there ain't enough
Bottles I could drink
To make 'em feel as empty as I do

With my mouth wide open
In a whiskey rain
I could stand there 24 hours a day

But there ain't enough
Bourbon in Kentucky
For me to forget you
No there ain't enough
Bottles I could drink
To make 'em feel as empty as I do
No there ain't enough
Bourbon in Kentucky
For me to forget you
So forget you
~Tara DBC Rep NY

3 comments:

  1. First, I want to thank Dierks Bentley for letting his fan club members hear the new single before the rest of the world. I listened to it over and over again that day. I love the song, the lyrics and the way Dierks sounds with Kacey. In my opinion this should be another Number One for Dierks. Looking forward with great anticipation to the new album, Riser in the fall!!!

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  2. Thanks for posting, Becky! We agree!

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