Dierks Bentley Announces New Album, ‘Gravel & Gold,’ Shares Release Date And Track List

The much-anticipated project will be released on February 24.


Lauren Jo Black

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January 13, 2023


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Dierks Bentley; Photo by Brent Harrington, CBS

Dierks Bentley announced his long-awaited tenth studio album, Gravel & Gold. The project features 14 tracks, including duets with Ashley McBryde and Billy Strings.

Serving as the follow-up to 2018’s The Mountain, Bentley’s Gravel & Gold takes its name from his latest chart-climbing single, “Gold.” Since the release of The Mountain, the Arizona native created and subsequently scrapped two albums because he felt they weren’t up to par with what fans have come to expect from him. 

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“It’s been four years since I put out an album, and part of the reason for that is that I wrote and recorded two records that I didn’t feel were good enough and had to start over…twice,” explains Bentley. “I’m going to be able look back on it for the rest of my life and be like, yeah, that was harder than I thought it would be, but zero regrets. I had to get it right. That’s the Gravel & Gold of it all.”

Arriving on Friday, February 24, the 14-track album will mark his tenth studio album and will be a celebration of his 20-year career. The diverse project will find Bentley singing about perspective and self-awareness at many levels from the personal to the professional.

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The record will include his previously released single “Gold,” the just-released tune, “Same Ol’ Me,” as well as “Cowboy Boots” and “High Note,” which feature Ashley McBryde and Billy Strings, respectively. 

Gravel & Gold will showcase Bentley’s diverse musical stylings, from his love of bluegrass to his authentic modern country sound. 

“Selfishly I’ve always wanted to have my cake and eat it too,” says Bentley. “I’m in the bluegrass space. I’m in the traditional country space. It’s always been important to me to have the love and support of this community in Nashville, particularly the older establishment and the Opry – and to know that I’m able to do that but also get out on the road and play the big venues too?   It doesn’t get any better than that for me.”

Dierks Bentley; Photo by Brent Harrington, CBS 1
Dierks Bentley; Photo by Brent Harrington, CBS 1

Stepping outside his comfort zone, Bentley will serve as a producer for the first time alongside a mix of his longtime collaborators. 

Dierks Bentley has yet to unveil a tour in support of the project, however, he already has several dates on the books throughout 2023. The superstar will take the stage at a number of high profile country music festivals, including Country Thunder Arizona, Country Concert, Country Jam USA, and more. 

Bentley is also slated to perform at the sold-out George Jones tribute, Still Playin Possum, in Huntsville, Alabama. The event, which will take place on April 25, will also feature Brad Paisley, Tanya Tucker, Trace Adkins, Justin Moore, Jamey Johnson, and more.  

GRAVEL & GOLD Track List

1. “Same Ol’ Me”

2. “Sun Sets In Colorado”

3. “Heartbreak Drinking Tour”

4. “Something Real”

5. “Still”

6. “Beer At My Funeral”

7. “Cowboy Boots” (Featuring Ashley McBryde) 

8. “Gold”

9. “Walking Each Other Home”

10. “Roll On”

11. “All The Right Places”

12. “Ain’t All Bad”

13. “Old Pickup”

14. “High Note” (Featuring Billy Strings)

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.