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Dierks Bentley talks 'Black,' bluegrass, gender inequality and more

Dierks Bentley

Kevin Winter

Dierks Bentley



For the title of his new album Black, Dierks Bentley borrowed his wife's maiden name. It's a brooding, often intense look at a relationship's ups and downs, leading some fans to wonder just how much of it is true.

"A lot's autobiographical, but a lot of it isn't," he said during a recent phone interview. "A lot of it's me taking some creative freedom to step into somebody else's shoes. When fans hear it, they're not sure whether it's really about me or not. I have to say, I give my wife a lot of credit for letting me put her name on the cover, because I'm sure people think some of these songs are about us, and that we went through some hard times."

Bentley brings a full concert lineup to Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Saturday, including Randy Houser, Cam and Tucker Beathard. Click here for details.

For more of our interview with Dierks Bentley, click here.

[Last modified: Thursday, July 7, 2016 2:44pm]


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