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Dierks Bentley Announces Deeply Personal New Album, ‘Riser’

Dierks Bentley Riser
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Dierks Bentley is getting set to release a new album in the fall, and he says the new music is the most personal that he’s ever made.

Bentley wrote and recorded the new album, titled ‘Riser,’ in the year following the death of his father. The album takes its title from a song called ‘I’m a Riser,’ which is about resilience and determination.

“Life in general has a way of knocking you down,” Bentley says in a press release. “It’s different reasons for different folks — could be personal reasons, could be family reasons, your job, drugs, alcohol. That song really applies to anybody that’s lived. There have always been those moments when we have to get back up and get on our feet.  They are defining moments … breakthrough moments.”

For the new album, Bentley reached back to executive producer Arturo Buenahora Jr., who worked on his first two records. The singer enlisted Ross Copperman — who wrote ‘Tip It on Back’ from his most recent album, ‘Home’ — to produce the new music, and he thinks working with Copperman in some unusual settings has produced the best vocal performances of his career.

“It’s not even really a studio,” Bentley says of Copperman’s home recording setup. “It’s just kind of a corner of the house he’s taken over, so there was a kind of intimacy to the vocal process. It was important to get out of the studio and sing in different places, and to do it with other people in the room.” Some of the vocals were recorded live as the band tracked the songs, while one of the songs features a vocal recorded on Bentley’s tour bus.

No release date has been confirmed for ‘Riser.’ Bentley is currently on the road with Miranda Lambert for their Locked and Reloaded Tour.

Next: The Top 10 Dierks Bentley Songs

Watch a Video Trailer for ‘Riser’

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