Dierks Bentley has shared a efficiency video for his new single “Identical Ol’ Me,” filmed at one in every of Nashville’s most celebrated stay venues, the Exit/In. The track will characteristic on his new album Gravel & Gold, which is launched on February 24.
The clip captures an emotional return for Bentley and his band to the much-loved west Nashville venue, which closed its doorways on the finish of final yr when its lease ran out, after 51 years, regardless of fundraising efforts to reserve it. The constructing’s homeowners, AJ Capital, have stated that they may reopen Exit/In underneath new administration this yr.
The nation star was impressed by his personal recollections of the membership to make the brand new video there. “My first time taking part in Exit/In was simply as significant to me as taking part in the Ryman and Bridgestone Area,” he says. “I opened for Asleep on the Wheel earlier than I had a report deal or something. A supervisor was supposed to return watch me play, however they didn’t present up. I had a number of too many Busch Lights and handed out underneath a bench. The very last thing I keep in mind listening to was Ray Benson’s booming voice. I wakened round 4AM and realized I used to be on their lonesome!”
Bentley returned to the Exit/In to be a part of its closing days as an impartial venue. “It was bittersweet to be in there over the last days of December as they had been closing it down,” he confesses. “I felt honored to take a shot with the blokes and toast to the historical past there and switch the lights off.”
Gravel & Gold, the artist’s tenth studio album, marks his debut as a producer. It should additionally characteristic the already-released tracks “Gold” and “Excessive Word,” the latter that includes Billy Strings, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Charlie Worsham, and Bryan Sutton. Bentley is joined on “Cowboy Boots” by Ashley McBryde.
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