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Feb 12

Dierks Bentley: The Common Man’s Poet

Dierks Bentley: The Common Man's Poet

Dierks Bentley’s 2014 album, Riser. Photo courtesy of The Green Room.

There is no doubt that Dierks Bentley has a lot of fun making music, especially when he’s onstage. But despite the late nights playing for fans that are more like a party than a day at the office, he takes his work as a singer and songwriter seriously.

“My job is to be a poet for the common man,” he said. “That’s what Merle Haggard is. He sings [and] does things in ways that [make] you [think], ‘Man, I wish I could say that same thing to someone that means something.’”

Dierks aspired to do the same with his latest single, “I Hold On,” a track he co-wrote with Brett James. “I think on this song, I was able to really use some common images in explaining why I’m never going to walk out, never going to leave,” he said. “That’s just not who I am as a person.”

Dierks will release his new album, Riser, featuring “I Hold On,” on February 25.

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Posted at 12:26 pm, February 12, 2014 | Permalink

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