DIERKS BENTLEY GRIPS 'FAITH, LOVE AND FREEDOM' IN NEW SINGLE "I HOLD ON" FROM THE UPCOMING ALBUM RISER

USA TODAY Has The Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Video From The Studio

NASHVILLE, TN - August 12, 2013 –Award-winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley released the driving new single "I Hold On" to country radio today in advance of his upcoming seventh studio album RISER.  Written by Bentley and Brett James, the song deftly pins spiritual questions to material symbols and is delivered with a building vocal intensity that reassures the listener that each lyric is more personal than the last.

"If you asked me to sum myself up in three minutes, I'd play 'I Hold On' for you.  At first listen, you might think it's about my truck or my guitar, but it's really about why I do some of the things I do and the kind of guy I am," explains Bentley. "The chorus is really universal... it's about faith, love and freedom... I don't think there's a country fan out there who doesn't live with those as big priorities.  I hope through this song I'm able to let the fans into my heart and my mind a little more, and that they can also relate it back to themselves and their own lives."

USA Today is offering fans a behind the scenes look at the making of "I Hold On." To watch, click here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2013/08/12/dierks-bentley-i-hold-on-video/2633665/

Seven albums into one of country music's most respected and most unpredictable careers, award-winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley continues to grow. His latest evolution comes in the form of RISER, a project that stands as his most personal to date. Written and recorded in the year following his father's death, the album draws its title from "I'm A Riser," a song about resilience and determination. The tone of the album demonstrates a new artistic depth and an extra level of intensity for Bentley. It evolves from track to track, exuding a range of emotions, all the while impressing upon the listener that Bentley's instinct for a hit is stronger than ever.

Before the release of the anticipated new project, Bentley will finish out the Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley: Locked & Reloaded Tour through October.

For ongoing updates on new music and tour dates, please visit www.dierks.com.

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Taryn Pray
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