Bentley wraps recording in N.C.
Monday, February 7, 2011
– Dierks Bentley wrapped up a marathon studio session on Friday in Asheville, N.C. Bentley tracked 15 songs in 5 days for his sixth studio album while more than 30,000 fans joined the process by streaming the live 24-hour video feed from the studio.
"This entire recording process was one of the coolest experiences I've ever had as a singer or a musician...it was definitely intense and at times a roller coaster emotionally as we worked through the arrangements of these songs," said Bentley of the recordings at Echo Mountain studio. "I guess I'm still a little old school in the way I like to record..and as a fan, the way I like to listen to music. I still enjoy the process of making an album and not just a collection of singles. Letting the fans be part of that process was a total bonding experience...it was 24 hours a day, and they probably know more about me than they ever wanted to now."
Bentley will travel to Los Angeles to present at the Grammy awards live on CBS where he is also nominated for Best Country Album for "Up on the Ridge" and Best Country Collaboration With Vocals for the album's Bad Angel featuring Miranda Lambert and Jamey Johnson and Pride (In The Name Of Love) with Del McCoury and Punch Brothers.
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