NASHVILLE, TN – Feb 7, 2011 – GRAMMY nominated singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley wrapped up a marathon studio session on Friday at Echo Mountain studio in Asheville, NC. Bentley tracked 15 songs in five days for his sixth studio album while more than 30,000 fans joined the process by streaming the live 24 hour video feed from the studio.
“This entire recording process was one of the coolest experiences I’ve ever had as a singer or a musician…it was definitely intense and at times a roller coaster emotionally as we worked through the arrangements of these songs,” said Bentley. “I guess I’m still a little old school in the way I like to record…and as a fan, the way I like to listen to music. I still enjoy the process of making an album and not just a collection of singles. Letting the fans be part of that process was a total bonding experience…it was 24 hours a day, and they probably know more about me than they ever wanted to now!”
Next, Bentley will travel to Los Angeles to present at the GRAMMY awards live on CBS where he is also nominated for Best Country Album for his critically acclaimed UP ON THE RIDGE and Best Country Collaboration With Vocals for the album’s “Bad Angel” featuring Miranda Lambert and Jamey Johnson and “Pride (In The Name Of Love)” featuring Del McCoury and Punch Brothers.
For more information and a full list of appearances, visit www.dierks.com.
Mary Hilliard Harrington