Dierks Bentley tries his hand at a groovy anthem with his current single "I Hold On," lifted from his forthcoming seventh studio set, "Riser." Serving as the album's second single -- "Bourbon in Kentucky," featuring Kacey Musgraves was a non-starter at radio -- the new project picks up where his previously acclaimed album "Home" left off. In the song's accompanying video, Bentley speaks directly to his personal life, sharing an inspiring, sometimes emotional, story -- including nods to his early career as a barroom singer and his marriage to wife Cassidy Black. His truck, often an ornamental piece to many of country's most memorable hits, is the focal point to the clip.
“It was really important to me that this video capture the story of this song…my story,” Bentley shares. “But it also needed to take on the more universal themes that the choruses cover. The lyrics were written from such a real and emotional place, and I put a lot of pressure on making sure this video held up to what Brett James and I wrote that day."
He adds, "I hope when people listen to it, they raise their beers up, but this time for the bigger idea of what we all stand for as country music fans…faith, love and freedom.”
Powerfully constructed around vignettes showcasing his life, Bentley goes for the gut in this searing vocal performance. As the chorus hits into high gear, the singer-songwriter keeps the product simple, staring deep into the camera's lens and relaying the powerful significance of his journey into superstardom. The lyrics are draped around a rock-titled arrangement, allowing Bentley to pick up the guitar and do what he does best: make great music.
Check out the video over at Radio.com.