While multi-PLATINUM selling singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley may be at the center of his No. One album BLACK (Capitol Records Nashville) and his biggest tour to date, he has long been known for embracing the community that surrounds him. With Behind BLACK: The Anatomy of the Album & Tour, Bentley introduces the group who had a behind-the-scenes hand in bringing it all to life; his family, management team, producers, collaborators, musicians, songwriters, record label executives, touring crew and industry supporters. For first-hand accounts, untold stories and to learn more about the people behind “the bluegrass picker, the love song singer and the stadium rocker all packaged together” (Associated Press), visit Billboard here.
“At some point during the middle of our album release and tour rehearsals, I made the comment that I really wish we had been capturing all the people involved in making all the pieces come together because I don’t think the fans truly understand who all is behind their favorite song on the record or what it took to build the airplane that crashes on to the stage during our live show,” said Bentley. “So this web project was a way for me to give a little credit to all the people who work so hard to help me make my dreams come true, and it’s also a way to document a really special time in my career. I’m so grateful to the village of people it took!”
Behind BLACK: The Anatomy of the Album & Tour explores a community’s first-hand contribution to BLACK including collaborators and friends such as Maren Morris along with tourmates Cam and Randy Houser. 2x Grammy nominated Elle King is also featured as she shares vocals on BLACK’s thought-provoking Top 20 single “Different For Girls.”
With a “reputation as one of the hardest-working entertainers in country music” (Music Row), BLACK debuted at the No. one position on Billboard’s Top Albums Chart and Top Country Albums chart. On the heels of 13 GRAMMY nominations and 14 No. one hits, Bentley recently extended his 2016 SOMEWHERE ON A BEACH TOUR through Oct. For more information and for a full list of tour dates, visit www.dierks.com.