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Dierks Bentley climbs “The Mountain” at midnight album release show

Dierks Bentley

Photo credit: Nicole Palsa

Dierks Bentley burned the midnight oil at the mother church of country music, the Ryman Auditorium, to perform his new album “The Mountain” in its entirety. He kicked off the show with the first track “Burning Man,” which features his tourmates Brothers Osborne. Although the duo wasn’t at this show, they performed the song with Dierks earlier this week at the CMT Music Awards.

The title track was up next, which exemplifies the tone and spirit of the entire project. The anthemic ending of the song showcases the stellar musicianship that embodies the current state of Dierks’ career.

Continuing in the order of the track listing, fans were taken on a journey through the sights, sounds, and feelings of Colorado, where Dierks and his fellow co-writers crafted the album.

One of the standout songs is “My Religion,” which shines a spotlight on the piano – a rarity for Dierks. As a bluegrass lover, he’s usually drawn to strings, but he knew that this song was special.

He wrapped up the special set with the aptly titled closing track, “How I’m Going Out” but that wasn’t the end of the night.

Dierks took fans back in time with a 5-song set of his hits, starting with “I Hold On,” followed by “What Was I Thinking,” “Drunk on a Plane,” “Up on the Ridge,” and a special throwback to a deep album cut from 2005 – “Good Things Happen.”

And if that wasn’t special enough… he closed out the night with a guest appearance from Hot Country Knights, a 90s country band hailing from Murfreesboro, Tennessee. (But if you look closely, these guys look a lot like Dierks and his band!)

Photo credit: Nicole Palsa

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