Dierks Bentley has announced his ninth studio album, The Mountain, coming out later this year.


The album was inspired by Bentley's performance at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in 2017. He returned to Telluride on a songwriter's retreat with Natalie Hemby, Luke Dick, Ross Copperman, Jon Randall, Jon Nite and Ashley Gorley, and as he tells NPR, Bentley wrote and recorded most of The Mountain there last year. The end result will have a Western feel to it, he says, although a snippet of the title track falls very much in line with what he's been working toward on recent albums including HomeRiser and Black.



The Mountain is currently available for pre-order at Dierks.com. If you pre-order the album you will receive a key to The Mountain that will unlock extra tracks, bonus videos, special merchandise and VIP experiences with Bentley on his 2018 tour.