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Country Universe favorite Dierks Bentley has just released his seventh Capitol studio set Riser, and we’re pleased to offer an autographed copy to give away to one of our readers.
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I love his whole Up on the Ridge album, but I’d have to say my absolute favorite song of his is “Fiddlin’ Around.”
Dierks has consistently been putting out good music so it’s hard to pick a fave.
“Home”, “Draw Me A Map”, “Bourbon In Kentucky”, and “Come A Little Closer” are all up there as favorites.
“Settle for a Slowdown” is my favorite overall. My favorite on Riser is “Say You Do”.
“Riser” is a damn solid record. In fact, it’s his second finest album in my opinion, only behind “Up On The Ridge”.
It’s imperfect, yes. “Back Porch” has no place here, especially since it was already featured on his EP. And I can’t help but feel that “Sounds of Summer” was tacked on as a compromise between Bentley and Capitol Nashville after “Bourbon In Kentucky” was prematurely pulled from radio and “Riser” was consequentially delayed…………and Bentley agreed to cut that obligatory radio song in exchange for allowing the rest of “Riser” to see the light of day of release.
Despite those two weaker moments, however, “Riser” is an absolutely heartfelt and emotionally committed and focused album on the part of Dierks Bentley, and earns a solid recommendation from me.
I especially want to single out “Say You Will” and “Here On Earth” as outstanding cuts that rate among Bentley’s best he has offered throughout his already impressive recording career.
This deserves four stars out of five from me. Well done, Dierks!
Favorite songs-Wish it Would Break, My Love Will Follow You, Riser, Say You Do
I have to say Long Trip Alone. He sings it with such emotion and really grasp the loneliness.
Fav Dierks songs?
– “What Was I Thinkin'”
– “My Last Name”
– “Come A Little Closer”
– “Fiddlin’ Around”
– “Dark Angel”
My favorite songs by him are “trying to stop your leavin” “settle for a slow down” and “long trip alone”
Count me among those who consider the entire Up on the Ridge album his finest work to date, but if I’m picking a single favorite song, it’s gotta be “Lot of Leaving Left to Do”. There’s a decidedly “Waylon” vibe to that recording that I love.
We’ve had to sit through countless songs the last decade that name-checked various country greats, but that show little indication that those dropping those names were actually influenced in any meaningful way by them. On “Lot of Leaving Left to Do”, I really felt that Dierks had gotten something from Waylon’s music.
My favorite song by Dierks is “Good Things Happen” from his “Modern Day Drifter” album. The song gives me chills and Allison Kraus provides excellent harmony vocals. “Modern Day Drifter” and “Up on the Ridge” are my favorite albums by Dierks.
Home has to be my favorite from Dierks
Bad Angel is my favorite.
Second would be The Woods
Third would be When you Gonna Come Around
He’s had a lot of good ones, but “Trying To Stop Your Leaving” is my favorite.
“Love Grows Wild”
Lot of leavin left to do
Free and Easy
Tip It on Back
probably “What Was I Thinkin’ ” although I have liked most of his songs
“Settle for a Slowdown” is probably my favorite, but “Long Trip Alone,” Sweet and Wild”, and several others are close runners-up!
My favorite dierks Bentley song is trying to stop your leaving. Long trip alone, settle for a slowdown, and tip it on back also favorites of mine.
Thanks, everyone! I cannot wait to listen to it :-)
You’re in for a treat that’s for sure.
everytime I hear “What Was I Thinkin'” it makes me want to drive a little faster in the song. I had it set on repeat for a 2 hour roadtrip, and that was the only song I listened to. It was also the first song I ever put on my ipod.
“Long Trip Alone”
Gotta be “Am I The Only One”
“Come A Little Closer”