Country music’s Dierks Bentley has been nominated for seven ACM Awards this year including Album of the Year. He told Radio.com that the album nomination for Rider is extra meaningfully for him personally: “This record in particular, the events surrounding it, my dad passing away, my son Knox being born—I feel like we were able to capture that in the studio. And working with a new producer….just taking chances and going for stuff.”
When he’s not on tour (120 days of the year), he said he’s in the studio working on new tracks that might make it to his next album. “I cut some stuff this week, and I’m getting ready to go work on some of the vocals in a little bit,” he said. “Yeah man, it never ends.” Bentley will perform at the 50th ACM Awards on Sunday, April 19 (8pm on CBS). His Sounds of Summer tour kicks on June 5 in Raleigh, NC.