Dierks Bentley's career 10th studio album, Gravel & Gold, is available everywhere today (Friday, February 24th). The 14-track collection represents years of work, something Dierks started during Covid and recorded three different times before feeling it was “right.”
It was after his second time in the studio with a different producer that he knew what he wanted to accomplish with this album. Dierks tells us: “I started realizing at that point that what this whole idea of a 10th album meant to me is like I wanted it to be a collection of everything I've done, for some reason. I just thought the 10th album should have like the bluegrass and the 90s and the traditional, and the only person that was gonna be able to do that was me, so I waited like another six months, and I also needed some more songs, I felt like, and I went back and kind of did the whole production thing on my own and ended up bringing more producers in to kind of help me complete the vision but music in the studio, you just know when it's right, and that third time around I was like . . . it just kind of all came together.”
Last night (Thursday, February 23rd), Dierks celebrated the release with a livestreamed performance from Nashville’s CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Dierks sits inside the Top 12 at country radio with his latest single, “Gold.”