Dierks Bentley, ‘Feel That Fire’ — Story Behind the Song
Dierks Bentley's sixth Billboard Hot Country Songs No. 1 tune, 'Feel That Fire,' was co-written by Bentley, the Warren Brothers and Brett Beavers. It was released as the lead single from his fourth studio album, of the same name. Below, Bentley tells The Boot about writing the hit.
With [the 'Feel That Fire' album], I wanted to branch out and write with some people I haven't written with before. The Warren Brothers were definitely on that list. I love those guys and their great energy. They brought the energy into the room that day.
We all came with some ideas that were halfway started, but it was Brett who had the idea of "feel the fire." I don't even know if he mentioned it being about a girl, but just wanting to feel that passion in life. I remember saying, "She wants her nails painted black," because walking out the door that day, it was something that [my wife] said to me: "Oh, I want to paint my nails black."
The theme of the whole song is about girls wanting this or that. It was a fun song to write because no one had a real agenda. It was more about four guys, who all have different understandings and misunderstandings of the opposite sex, and trying to put those into a song.
This story was originally written by Alanna Conaway, and revised by Angela Stefano.
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