I love this guy! I still remember Dierks Bentley at last year's Taste Of Country Music Festival, the guy was amazing.

It was pouring rain. In fact, with the wind and the mountain, it was actually coming down in sheets straight into the stage. A lot of people would have just stopped or maybe shortened their set, at the least maybe not given it their all, and with Dierks it was the complete opposite. He gave the show of his life and made us all forget we were soaked.

Dierks is that guy that all the guys want to be and all the girls want to be with, but what I really love the most about him is how talented and true to country music he is. With his roots deep in bluegrass, Dierks gives every song he does a country feel, even if it is just a fun upbeat song like "Drunk on a Plane."

With this song "Riser," the title track of his latest album, you can really feel his love of strings and simple country melody, throw in his amazing vocals and you have a truly inspired performance.

I hope you like it as much as I did.

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