While some musicians seem to think no one wants to listen to old school Country anymore (ahem … Blake Shelton), Dierks Bentley has always embraced the past. Heck, he even made a whole album of Bluegrass tunes to pay tribute to his musical forefathers. Bentley’s fifth album, Up on the Ridge, was loaded with picking and fiddling and featured The Punch Brothers, Del McCoury and Kris Kristofferson. It relied heavily on the past and people still bought it.
Even with the throwback album, Bentley’s brand of Country is still modern enough to be loved by all. He covers the usual Country topics: Trucks, break-ups, traveling and, yes, he’s mentioned his dog, Jake, twice
DIERKS BENTLEY performs Friday, Feb. 15 with Miranda Lambert at Nutter Center in Dayton. Buy tickets, check out performance times and get venue details here.