Article Contributed by THE GREENROOM | Published on Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Multi-Platinum entertainer Dierks Bentley releases “Something Real” as the new single from his tenth studio album GRAVEL & GOLD. Bentley "known as much for his thoughtful songwriting as he is for his engaging live show” (American Songwriter) reasserts the importance of searching for honesty and authenticity in a surface level world.  Penned on a Colorado writing retreat with Ross Copperman, Michael Hardy, Ashley Gorley, and Luke Dick, Bentley again finds himself pushing new sonic territory, this time by layering pedal steel, mandolin, banjo and guitar sounds with the same fearlessness that has won him both critical acclaim and commercial viability. “Something Real" follows 22 No. one hits including GRAVEL & GOLD'S already chart-topping lead single “Gold,” and is available to listen here.

“I think we are all seeking something a little deeper than what’s on the surface, the things we see on social media,” said Bentley. “For me, that looks like putting my phone down, getting out in nature with my family, writing songs with my friends…doing the things where I find real connection. There is always a little hesitation about putting a new song in the set, but it’s sounding so good live and I appreciate the fans who already know it and are singing it back to us.”

Bentley has received much praise for his tenth studio album  GRAVEL & GOLD and “excels at bringing people together and right when the genre needs it most" (Rolling Stone).

"A collection of 14-tracks that testifies to everything Bentley does so well in song." - Esquire
“Exemplifies his staying power as an in-demand country songwriter” - American Songwriter

"The album’s blend of well-crafted songwriting across an array of styles from ‘90s honky-tonk, pop-country, and bluegrass leanings is uniquely positioned, given country music’s current sonic landscape." - Billboard

"Bentley self-produced the album – a first for him - and crafted a unique and compelling commercial mix of traditional country and bluegrass that feels like a natural stretch from his 2018 album.” - CMT
“Proving indeed why he is one of Country's biggest stars.” - TODAY
Dierks Bentley is currently on his GRAVEL & GOLD TOUR with Jordan Davis as direct support with a diverse group of special guests joining throughout the 28-city trek including Elle King, Tracy Lawrence, Tyler Braden, Caylee Hammack, Hot Country Knights, Kameron Marlowe, The Cadillac Three, The Red Clay Strays, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, Shane Smith & the Saints, Caitlyn Smith and Hailey Whitters.
The 10th album landmark speaks to how time has flown in Bentley’s unique, 21st-century career. He landed his first publishing deal in 2001 and released his debut album in 2003, producing an instant No. One single. The years since have revealed a rare consistency that’s fueled longevity – eight more albums that reached the top of the Country sales charts, resulting in 21 No. One songs, eight billion streams, three CMA Awards, 14 GRAMMY® nominations and membership into the Grand Ole Opry. Trendy sounds have ebbed and flowed around him over these two decades, but fans have relied on Bentley for something more nourishing and individual. He also has created professional endeavors outside of the music with his Flag & Anthem lifestyle collection Desert Son, along with his “Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row” franchise hosting four locations. For more information visit www.Dierks.com.