Dierks Bentley & Ronnie McCoury

Dierks BentleyCountry artist Dierks Bentley is gearing up for the release of his new CD, Feel That Fire. As in the past Dierks is showing his love of bluegrass by including some bluegrass on his new recording.

His first, self-titled, CD included personnel like Shad Cobb, Glen Duncan, Terry Eldredge, Randy Kohrs, and Bryan Sutton, among others. The final track on the CD was recorded with the Del McCoury Band.

His second CD, Modern Day Drifter, again included a track recorded with the Del McCoury Band. His third CD, Long Trip Alone, included a track recorded with The Grascals.

Feel That Fire will be released on February 3rd and includes a duet with Ronnie McCoury, Last Call.

It seems Dierks is consistent in his dedication to introducing his country fans to his love of bluegrass. Thanks Dierks!

UPDATE 12:50 p.m. –  Furthering his “bluegrass cred,” Dierks is also quoted in Peter Cooper’s Tennessean piece on the occasion of Butch Baldassari’s death on 1/10.

In October 2007, Dierks Bentley, Mark O’Connor, Ricky Skaggs, Bela Fleck and many others performed a benefit concert at the Blair School.

"Butch really encouraged me, musically," Bentley said at the time. "I took mandolin lessons from him, and he’s full of information."