Dierks to release a bluegrass CD

Dierks BentleyCountry crooner Dierks Bentley tells Vernell Hackett of The Boot that he plans to record a bluegrass album during 2010.

Bentley has a long history of including bluegrass music on his chart-topping releases, and has collaborated several times with The Grascals and other Nashville grassers. He was a fixture on the bluegrass scene in Music City prior to his country career taking off, and even studied bluegrass mandolin with Butch Baldassari.

From The Boot…

“Nashville is my hometown; I’ve been here 15 years, so I know a bunch of the grassers, a lot of the country guys, a lot of songwriters and musicians,” Dierks explains. “Every album I’ve done has a bluegrass song on it, so it’s not a surprise that one day I might make a bluegrass record. It would be a cool thing for me.”

We hope to learn more about this soon.

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