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Dierks Bentley: and the name of the new CD is...

Wednesday, December 3, 2008 – And the name of the album is "Feel That Fire." That's what Dierks Bentley decided to call his fourth studio disc, due Feb. 3, 2009 on Capitol Nashville. The title also is the first single, the fastest rising single of the singer/songwriter's career to date.

"I spent more time making this album than ever before...so much passion went into writing and recording these songs," said Bentley. "I think that 'Feel That Fire' really embodies the entire collection of work. All of these songs are about being vitally alive and in the moment. There are rowdy, Saturday night drinking songs for when you are out with the boys, and there are intimate love songs for when you are at home with your girl."

Bentley will premiere a new music video for the lead single this Friday, Dec. 5 on the homepage of Yahoo! Music. Directed by Peter Zavadil, the video was shot in Nashville at the end of October.

Next week, Bentley jets to Oslo, Norway to perform 3 songs, including 2 new tracks, at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert on Dec. 11. Hosted by Scarlett Johansson and Michael Caine, the concert will also include performances from Diana Ross, Feist, Jason Mraz and Il Divo.

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Change was in store for Dierks Bentley when it came to recording his seventh album, "Riser." On the personal front, he lost his father and added to his family, clearly affecting the subject matter of his latest. On the musical front, he traded long-time producer Brett Beavers, producer of every disc except "Up on the Ridge," for Ross Copperman, who has enjoyed more success as a writer, including several previous tracks for Bentley. Bentley embraces current trends in country »»»
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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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