Dierks Bentley's The Mountain, out on June 8 on Capitol Nashville, was recorded in Telluride, Colorado, home of the world-famous bluegrass festival, an event Bentley frequently attended (and performed at in 2017). Bluegrass and acoustic music has long accounted for some of his best material. Bentley co-wrote 11 of the 13 songs.

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My review of Dierks Bentley's just-released album Black, a concept album centered around his relation with his wife (Black is her maiden name).  Do I think he succeeded?  Take a listen.

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Black, Dierks Bentley's new album will be released by Capitol Nashville on May 27.

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Wednesday, 31 December 2014 07:20

My Best (And Worst) Albums Of 2014

The world seems in love with lists and best-ofs. Here are mine. For best releases, it's a Top Eleven, in no particular order. There's also a section of Honorable Mentions, Best Reissues and my choices for the Worst Albums of 2014, with comments explaining why.  Much of this is country but as usual for me, not everything.

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Friday, 31 May 2013 16:55

Brad Paisley's 'Wheelhouse' Reviewed


"This record is the sound of an old farmhouse. It is the sound of 7 band members creating, collaborating, fighting & high-fiving. It is a digital journal of the shattering of comfort zones and collateral magic…"

--Liner notes from Wheelhouse

That little remark holds the first hint of problems. Read on after the jump.

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