LISTEN: Dierks Bentley, HARDY and Breland Raise The Bar With New Summer Jam, ‘Beers On Me’
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HARDY, Dierks Bentley, Breland; Photo provided
Dierks Bentley shows his generous side by offering a cure for what ails his fans in his new collaboration “Beers On Me,” featuring fellow artists HARDY and Breland.
Produced by Bentley with Ross Copperman, the laid-back tune mixes ear-grabbing guitar with a sway-worthy beat and finds each artist taking the lead on separate verses. Sharing a unified message that they’re ready to leave the workweek behind them, Bentley, HARDY and Breland offer to pick up the bar tab for likeminded individuals.
“Come on down, swing on by / Bring whatever’s been on your mind / Locals on tap and bottles on ice / Livin’ on feel-good standard time / My card’s on the bar, you’ve got nowhere to be / If you don’t come through, buddy, that’s on you / ‘Cause the beer’s on me,” they sing blending their vocals in harmony on what’s quickly becoming the sing-along chorus of the summer.
A relatable and fitting track for the current moment, “Beers On Me” is a surefire way to keep the party going. And, it seems as though fans would agree, as the track tallied the most ads at country radio beginning on Monday (Aug. 2).
Bentley, who released “Beers On Me” ahead of his upcoming 2021 tour of the same name, began writing the song with HARDY in 2020 while on a writers’ retreat in Telluride, Co. He later completed the tune in Nashville with Breland sharing writing credits on the track.
“HARDY threw out this title, and I remember immediately thinking, ‘I wish I could buy all my fans a beer.’ After the year we’ve all had, it would be nice to get the first round and say, ‘Hey, we all have some problems, but we’re going to forget about them for a little while…the beers are on me,’” Bentley explained in a press release. “I came back to Nashville to record the song and came across an article about Breland in the Nashville Scene. I got his number, and he came in the next day and wrote and sang the third verse. It was truly an organic collaboration, and I couldn’t be more proud to have him and HARDY on this song with me.”
“Beers On Me” follows Bentley’s recent No. 1 hit, “Gone.” Be sure to watch a live performance of “Beers On Me” in the video above.
Melinda Lorge is a Nashville-based freelance writer who specializes in covering country music. Along with Country Now, her work has appeared in publications, including Rare Country, Rolling Stone Country, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Wide Open Country and more. After joining Rare Country in early 2016, Lorge was presented with the opportunity to lead coverage on late-night television programs, including “The Voice” and “American Idol,” which helped her to sharpen her writing skills even more. Lorge earned her degree at Middle Tennessee State University, following the completion of five internships within the country music industry. She has an undeniable love for music and entertainment. When she isn’t living and breathing country music, she can be found enjoying time outdoors with family and friends.