Dierks Bentley Releasing Album Inspired by Colorado in 2018
Looks like Bentley's caught onto the 'Rocky Mountain high.' His upcoming record, The Mountain, was written and recorded in (and largely inspired by) a small Colorado mining town.
It turns out, Bentley's gig at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival last summer turned out to be more kismet than he could have known. According to The Bobby Bones Show, he returned to Telluride for a writing retreat shortly after the festival — and, well, let's just say the Colorado mountains are a great muse, as Bentley takes a page out of the book of Joe Walsh and John Denver.
'Telluride just makes you want to reach for your guitar...We all went out there and got completely off the grid... and it was, from the very get-go, magic...We just wrote non-stop.' [source: Bobby Bones Show]
The Mountian, Bentley explains to Billboard, refers more to the 'metaphorical mountain.'
'Everyone's climbing this mountain. Everyone's trying to better themselves. Everyone's looking for a way to push forward and looking for that recharge...' he said.
But, as you can see in his teaser video, we recognize those actual mountains.