Bentley goes for "Bourbon" on new single
Monday, May 27, 2013
– Dierks Bentley will give fans the first taste of his next album with the release of its lead single, Bourbon In Kentucky,
to radio stations today with an official add date of June 10.
Bourbon In Kentucky explores the dark internal emotions of loss and disconnection told through a vocal performance by Bentley and backing vocals from Kacey Musgraves.
"I've never heard anything like Bourbon before," Bentley said. "I really love the angst of it. I've been there before where you can't drink your way through a heartache or a broken heart. There's such an aggressive lonesomeness in this song."
The song is the first sample from Bentley's seventh studio album, "Riser," due this fall. The new album was written and recorded in the aftermath of his father's death in June 2012.
"I don't want anyone to have any preconceived notions of what the rest of the album's going to sound like," Bentley said. "I'd just like this first song out there to kind of shatter any expectations."
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