By Zackary Kephart
CMA award-winning country music superstar Dierks Bentley is set to release his newest single, "Burning Man," to country radio on July 2.
He first debuted the single during a live concert in Las Vegas at the end of 2017.
Released on Capitol Nashville, the single is the follow-up to Bentley's recent No. 1 single, "Woman, Amen." The single appears on Bentley's recently released album, "The Mountain."
Bentley is accompanied by Brothers Osborne, the reigning CMA Vocal Duo of the Year, on this single. They released their own album earlier this year with "Port Saint Joe."
Written by Bobby Pinson and Luke Dick and produced by Jon Randall and Ross Copperman, "Burning Man" is a fiery rocker with an obvious nod to the festival of the same name held each year in the Nevada desert. The mountainous terrain was the inspiration for Bentley's new album.
In regard to his latest album, Bentley said to NPR
, "I've had the idea for a western album, but I didn't know what that even meant. Was it going to be a Marty Stuart-type thing? I love that album ('Way Out West'). Was it a sonic thing? A lyrical thing? A bunch of nature references? Was it Marty Robbins?"
The fiery passion in the instrumentation is balanced out nicely with lyrics that speak of needing to slow down and reflect on life. As Bentley said in the song's lyrics, "I'm a little found and a little don't know where I am."
Catch Bentley on his "Mountain High Tour" this summer where he will be joined once again by Brothers Osborne as well as rising country group LANCO. Find tour dates at https://www.dierks.com/tour