Dierks Bentley is headed to Asheville, NC to record his sixth studio album – and he’s taking his fans along for the ride! Dierks has spent the last four months writing hundreds of songs. Now, once more teamed up with award-winning producer Jon Randall Stewart and recording engineer Gary Paczosa, Dierks is ready to bring them to life in the studio.
“I’ve been writing and re-writing and tweaking songs for the past four months to get ready for the studio,” Dierks said. “I usually come home from the road and go right into the studio, so I’ve never put this much time into prepping and doing pre-production on songs.”
Dierks’ last album, the Grammy-nominated Up On The Ridge, was an experiment of sorts in both sound and practice. Dierks stepped back from the business side of music to record an album that took him back to his bluegrass roots. He’s carrying over the lesson learned from stepping away as he prepares album number six.
“I learned from my experience recording Ridge that getting out of Nashville and away from the business side of things can be really inspiring,” he said. ”I’ve got the best musicians in the world, and we’re going to go hunker down for a few weeks and live and breathe this record.”
Dierks, always one to find creative ways to let his fans experience his music, will be streaming the whole process 24 hours a day through his new website, Dierks.com, starting January 30.
“I thought it would be cool to let the fans be part of the whole experience, so we’re going to let them watch as it all goes down,” he said.
Fans can expect the first single to drop this spring with the album to follow soon after.
It is probably a safe bet to make that Dierks’ faithful companions, his dogs Jake and George, will make cameos during the recording process. The pups go everywhere with Dierks, including to the GAC studio. Here’s a fun clip of Dierks and the dogs: