Dierks Bentley will release his new album, The Mountain, on June 8th.
He tells Entertainment Weekly, “I had this idea for a while to do a record that ties back into where I’m from, but I didn’t really know how you do that. Is it a lyrical thing or a sonic thing?”
It turned out to be a mountain thing. He wrote and recorded the album in Telluride, Colorado after being inspired while playing the Telluride Bluegrass Festival last summer.
The album features guest appearances by Brothers Osborne, Brandi Carlisle and bluegrass greats Sam Bush, Tim O'Brien and Jerry Douglas.
Dierks is up for Video of the Year at Sunday's ACM Awards and will perform on the show.
He'll return to the mountains for his Seven Peaks Festival in Buena Vista, Colorado.
The album might be similar to Up on the Ridge from several years ago.
He launches his Mountain High tour on May 18th in Columbia, Maryland.