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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