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Bentley details his "Home"

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 – Dierks Bentley's sixth disc, "Home," will feature a dozen songs. This is Bentley's first country disc in two years.

In between, Bentley released the bluegrass-based "Up on the Ridge."

"I definitely stepped away and explored some things that were more on the fringe of country music for a little while," said Bentley. "So, this record feels fresh. It doesn't feel like a continuation of any other project or series of recordings. I love being able to try different things musically, and I'm so thankful my fans have followed me to those places. But, I feel like my real 'Home' is in the center of country music."

"Home" includes the number one hit Am I The Only One. Bentley sings with Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild on When You Gonna Come Around, while bluegrass players Sam Bush and Tim O'Brien reunite with Bentley on Heart of a Lonely Girl.

The tracks are:

1. Am I The Only One

2. Gonna Die Young

3. Tip It On Back

4. Home

5. Diamonds Make Babies

6. In My Head

7. Breathe You In

8. The Woods

9. When You Gonna Come Around (Featuring Karen Fairchild)

10. 5-1-5-0

11. Heart Of A Lonely Girl

12. Thinking Of You

Bentley will have a special CD release show at the Ryman Auditorium on Feb. 2. The second leg of the Country & Cold Cans tour will resume on Feb. 15 with the first dates scheduled internationally in Canada and Australia.


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