Bentley plans 2 releases in '10, including bluegrass CD
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Bentley plans 2 releases in '10, including bluegrass CD

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 – Dierks Bentley apparently is planning not one, but two albums in 2010. The country star is going to work on both country and bluegrass albums, he told The Boot.

Bentley has been a big fan of bluegrass and included b luegrass songs on his albums.

The Boot reported that Bentley would take the rest of his fall and winter to write and record both albums. "I've been looking forward to wrapping the tour we were on with Brad (Paisley) because I've been itching to come off the road and work on some new music," Bentley said. "The tour has been a blast, but now I look forward to getting in the studio."

"Nashville is my hometown; I've been here 15 years, so I know a bunch of the grassers, a lot of the country guys, a lot of songwriters and musicians," Bentley said. "Every album I've done has a bluegrass song on it, so it's not a surprise that one day I might make a bluegrass record. It would be a cool thing for me."

Bentley will record the music starting in January through March 2010. "As far as the live show, we're really good at that. Every night I walk off stage feeling pumped, knowing that we reached that place with crowd. I love that, but I want to take time to make two records, two great records. Then we'll get back on the road in late spring."

Bentley also envisioned a smaller tour with Cross Canadian Ragweed, which he has previously done. "That's where we go out and do small rock bars and get down and dirty. But this will be the first time Cody (Cody Canada, lead singer for Cross Canadian Ragweed) hears about it because I haven't called him about doing it. I'd like to do that with them sometime in the spring, then hit the fairs and festivals in the summer and do a headline tour next fall."

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