Dierks Bentley has been VERY quiet for the past few months, with his last post on Instagram going up on Nov. 11th. Then, on January 2nd, he posted a short video time-lapse of a tree line.
No audio. No caption. Just the tree line.
A couple days later, a video of Dierks hiking in the bush was posted.
Also, Dierks with a full beard? I’m in.
I’m going to go ahead and guess that some drone-filming came into play here. Drones are so cool. Also, kinda creepy.
Finally, this morning, the announcement was made! The brand new Dierks Bentley album, The Mountain is on the way!
In an interview with NPR, Dierks told said that The Mountain was inspired by his performance at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in 2017. He took his team back to Telluride to record the album and told them this:
“What I said to the musicians was, ‘Look around you. Look at the mountains. I can’t verbalize this. Just go for a hike, take the gondola, get some coffee, walk around town, take in the vibe of this location. That’s what I need you to make the record sound like.'”
Watch the full promo video here: