Jack Ingram and Jon Randall played a surprising Taylor Swift song in honor of hit country songwriter and fellow Texan Liz Rose, who was being inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Association Hall of Fame.

NASHVILLE, TN – Jan. 10, 2018 – For PLATINUM singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley, there was something entirely captivating about performing this past summer at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Surrounded by his musical heroes, deep in the box canyon of the Colorado mountain town, the course was set for the creative process of Bentley’s ninth studio album, THE MOUNTAIN (Capitol Records Nashville), which will be released in early 2018.  
 
The writing process came together quickly when Bentley returned to Telluride a short time later for a retreat with fellow songwriters Natalie Hemby, Luke Dick, Ross Copperman, Jon Randall, Jon Nite and Ashley Gorley. The bulk of the album’s songs, including the title track were written during that week, which Bentley describes as the most inspiring creative experience he’s ever had.
 
“Telluride just makes you want to reach for your guitar,” described Bentley. “We all went out there and got completely off the grid…out of our normal element and the grind that happens on Music Row and it was, from the very get-go, magic. We’d wake up every morning, grab a coffee, take the gondola up, watch the sun come up over the mountains, and by 8:30 we were writing. We just wrote non-stop.”
Just two months later, Bentley returned to Telluride with his production team including producers Ross Copperman, Jon Randall, and executive producer Arturo Buenahora Jr., along with an array of musicians to record those songs in a small studio atop a mesa outside of town.  Guitars, banjos, mandolins, and fiddles are given room to shine, and they’re integrated into modern drum and bass sounds that will fuel the arenas and amphitheaters of Bentley’s 2018 tour.  Known for his rare ability to blend styles, Bentley once again expertly weaves ambitious, complex sounds and material, reflective of his own personal journey as a man, husband, father and performer.  
 
“Obviously, the songs were written and recorded in the mountains. But it’s the mountain that we’re all faced with every day, and the struggle to put one foot in front of the other even when things are hard, that we all have in common. Looking back now, I think we were all searching for hope and optimism when we were writing this music.”
“Arizona-born, arena-headlining singer and songwriter Dierks Bentley has gotten along just fine in this environment by delivering rustic romps even as he allows himself room for artistic exploration,” NPRadds in anticipation of the new music. For a first look from Telluride, click here: http://bit.ly/2CM4kuO
 
Fans who pre-order the album now on Dierks.com will receive a Key to THE MOUNTAIN that will unlock extra tracks, bonus videos, special merchandise and VIP experiences with Bentley on his 2018 tour. Today, Bentley will go live across all native social media platforms at 12:00P CT to give fans more insight behind THE MOUNTAIN. Questions can be submitted until 11:00A CT using the hashtag #themountain on Twitter. For more information, visit www.Dierks.com.
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Miranda Lambert leads all nominees at the 51st CMA Awards with five nominations. NBC/NBCUniversal

“Nominations for the 51st CMA Awards were announced this morning, with one of country music’s most celebrated entertainers leading the pack. Miranda Lambert, whose double album The Weight of These Wingswas released shortly after the CMA Awards in 2016, scored the most nominations with five, including nods for Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Music Video of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year and Single of the Year…”

“Tin Man” written by Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall, & Jack Ingram is up for Single of the Year and Song of the Year.

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 SYDNEY SMITH • JULY 21, 2017 – 6:22 AM

Dierks Bentley is hitting the big screen! Well, his voice is, at least.

Bentley is contributing a track (co-written with Jon Randall) to the upcoming film, Only the Brave.

Only the Brave is a movie based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots. The fire crew, based out of the Prescott Fire Department in Prescott, Arizona, was sent to battle the devastating Yarnell Hill wildfire in 2013.

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