Bentley sets June release for bluegrass disc
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Bentley sets June release for bluegrass disc

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 – Dierks Bentley will release his bluegrass disc "Up on the Ridge" on June 8, his first for Capitol Nashville after four country releases. Alison Krauss, Del McCoury, Kris Kristofferson, Miranda Lambert and Jamey Johnson are among those helping out.

The lead single and title track, inspired by time spent on a plot of land in rural Tennessee, will be released to country radio on April 12.

"I fell in love with this kind of music the first time I walked into the Station Inn with a fake I.D. at 19 years old ... these guys, who were my age, were playing their instruments so hard it knocked your head back. After that, I never missed a Tuesday night there in almost eight years," said Bentley of the Nashville bluegrass club. "Without the whole bluegrass community taking me in, I would have had no place to start from. It is my foundation."

Produced by Jon Randall Stewart and engineered by Gary Paczosa, "Up on the Ridge" contains five songs co-written by Bentley. He also covers songs from Bob Dylan, U2 and Kris Kristofferson Players include Chris Thile and the Punch Brothers, the Del McCoury Band, Sam Bush, Dobro player Rob Ickes, guitarist Bryan Sutton, fiddler Stuart Duncan, and mandolinist Ronnie McCoury.

Songs on the CD are:

1. Up On The Ridge (Written by Angelo Petraglia, Dierks Bentley, Background Vocals by Alison Krauss)

2. Fallin' For You (Written by Shawn Camp, Paul Kennerly, Background Vocals by Chris Stapleton)

3. Senor (Tales of Yankee Power) (with The Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile) (Written by Bob Dylan)

4. Rovin' Gambler (with The Punch Brothers) (Written by Jon Randall Stewart, Dierks Bentley)

5. Draw Me A Map (Written by Jon Randall Stewart, Dierks Bentley, Background Vocals by Alison Krauss)

6. Bad Angel (Featuring Miranda Lambert, Jamey Johnson) (Written by Verlon Thompson, Suzi Ragsdale)

7. Fiddlin' Around (Written by John Scott Sherrill, Shawn Camp, Jeff Austin, Background Vocals by Vince Gill)

8. You're Dead to Me (Written by Tim O'Brien, Jon Randall Stewart, Dierks Bentley, Background vocals by Tim O'Brien)

9. Pride (In The Name Of Love) (with The Punch Brothers featuring Del McCoury) (Written by Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Dave Evans, Paul David Hewson)

10. Love Grows Wild (Written by Julie Miller, Buddy Miller)

11. Bottle to The Bottom (featuring Kris Kristofferson) (Written by Kris Kristofferson)

12. Down In The Mine (Written by Jon Randall Stewart, Dierks Bentley, Background vocals by Sonya Isaacs)

Bentley will hit the road for a run of 24 shows in 30 days previewing the new music for fans across the country as part of his Up on the Ridge tour.

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