Dierks Bentley Invites Fans Into the Studio
Next week, Dierks Bentley will head to Asheville, N.C. to begin work on his new studio album and follow-up record to his critically acclaimed bluegrass success, 'Up on the Ridge.'
These days fans are lucky enough to follow their favorite stars on Twitter or Facebook to keep up with the latest updates and pictures from the recording studio, but Dierks is taking it one step further. Beginning January 30, Dierks will stream a live video, 24 hours a day, through his website, so that fans can actually watch him work on the new music.
"I learned from my experience recording 'Ridge' that getting out of Nashville and away from the business side of things can be really inspiring," Dierks explains. "I've got the best musicians in the world, and we're going to go hunker down for a few weeks and live and breathe this record. I thought it would be cool to let the fans be part of the whole experience, so we're going to let them watch as it all goes down."
But the location isn't the only thing different about this project. "I've been writing and re-writing and tweaking songs for the past four months to get ready for the studio," Dierks says. "I usually come home from the road and go right into the studio, so I've never put this much time into prepping and doing pre-production on songs."
The new album will be Dierks' sixth with Capitol Nashville, and it also has him teaming back up with award-winning producer, Jon Randall Stewart, the man responsible for 'Up on the Ridge.'
A new Dierks single should be to country radio by spring, with the album to follow shortly after.