Dierks Bentley‘s new single “Bourbon in Kentucky” was released to radio today! The song will officially be going for adds on June 10th.
“Bourbon In Kentucky” is the lead single from Bentley’s upcoming seventh studio album, Riser, due out this fall.
The track describes the deepest pain and depression that comes from an unbearable loss, and the lengths a person goes through to try to kill or ease that pain. Bentley began working on the album after he lost his father in June 2012.
Bentley’s intensity in “Bourbon” is matched by the haunting background vocals provided by Kacey Musgraves. He shares:
“I’ve never heard anything like ‘Bourbon’ before. I really love the angst of it. I’ve been there before where you can’t drink your way through a heartache or a broken heart. There’s such an aggressive lonesomeness in this song.”
Bentley also does not want people making assumptions about the upcoming album’s sound:
“I don’t want anyone to have any preconceived notions of what the rest of the album’s going to sound like. I’d just like this first song out there to kind of shatter any expectations.”
Dierks is currently on the road with Miranda Lambert for their Locked & Reloaded Tour.
You can STREAM “Bourbon” right now on www.Dierks.com! Just share via your Facebook or Twitter, and you’ll get to listen to the new track.
Also, check out a behind-the-scenes interview with Dierks from RollingStone.com: