Rolling Stone : 3. Rolling Stone : 4 stars out of 5 -- "It's a revelation. Tyros and legends mine deep cuts to reveal in John's songs a very country strain of stoic melancholy. Entertainment Weekly : "Credit Bentley's broad, crackly baritone, a voice that can do sentimental -- as on richly arranged mash note 'You Hold Me Together' -- without losing an ounce of its outlaw energy. Entertainment Weekly : "[The album] showcases a great voice, band, and songwriting team.
"Lot of Leavin' Left to Do"
Dierks Bentley songs have consistently alternated between rowdy party anthems and deeply sensual slow jams. Few artists can pull off both with such proficiency. He's been nothing if not an original since debuting in However, he followed that up with nine more No.
Dierks Bentley songs are some of the most daringly original tracks in the last 15 years of country music. Since his debut in , the singer-songwriter has consistently defied radio trends to produce some of the most sonically interesting records in contemporary country music. Bentley has wandered around stylistically, touching on uptempo party anthems, slow and sensual romantic songs and even bluegrass. But no matter the style, his records are all characterized by an uncompromising quality that sets him apart from any other artist currently working in Nashville. The third single from Bentley's debut album was his second Top 5 country hit in a year. The song reached No. Bentley gave a warning to any potential love interest in the lead single from his sophomore album. It peaked at No. The second single from Bentley's album Riser is a deeply personal track that talks about faith, love and freedom.
Dierks Bentley is very good at doing what he does. The charts definitely bear that fact out. Since , he has made over twenty appearances in the Country top ten with a variety of performances that show a versatility in style, sound, and composition that is strong as any artist in the marketplace.