Bentley, Sugarland release new CDs
Friday, June 8, 2018
– Dierks Bentley and Sugarland top the list of releases out today.
Bentley headed to Colorado to record his disc, "The Mountain," specifically Telluride where he has played its bluegrass festival. The lead single is "Women, Amen." Among the guests are Brothers Osborne on "Burning Man" and Brandi Carlile on "Travelin' Light." On his ninth album, Bentley co-wrote 10 of the 13 tracks.
Sugarland releases its first disc in eight years, "Bigger." During the interval, Jennifer Nettles has released a solo album, appeared on Broadway and become a mother. Kristian Bush also has released solo material and done production. Bush and Nettles produced along with Julian Raymond, who worked with Glen Campbell at the end of his career. The duo's sixth studio album is led by the single "Still the Same."
Craig Campbell is out with his first release in five years, "See You Try," which is an EP.
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Dierks Bentley opens his first self-produced album with a song about personally stability, "Same Ol' Me." Although its lyric explains how while life circumstances may change, Bentley basically remains the same person. The same thing, though, can also be said about the country star's music. He's been recording for 20 years now. Yet Bentley has come this far with his integrity still intact. He's back with a strong, 14-song set that, like a good beverage, feels good ...
Dierks Bentley seems intent on expanding his musical boundaries, but he may have overreached too much in eschewing where he came from.
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Change was in store for Dierks Bentley when it came to recording his seventh album, "Riser." On the personal front, he lost his father and added to his family, clearly affecting the subject matter of his latest. On the musical front, he traded long-time producer Brett Beavers, producer of every disc except "Up on the Ridge," for Ross Copperman, who has enjoyed more success as a writer, including several previous tracks for Bentley.
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