PEOPLE Exclusively Shares the Behind-The-Scenes Action of The Duo’s Two-Day Shoot in Nashville
Dierks Bentley unveils the official music video for his new single “Living,” from his latest No. 1 album The Mountain, across all digital platforms. Filmed in Nashville and starring his son Knox, longtime director and collaborator Wes Edwards sets the song’s uplifting lyrics to Bentley’s unexpected daily life off the road through the five year old’s eyes. “Living in the moment is at the heart of” Bentley’s latest album, “its third single is part of its core mission” (Billboard).
“’Living’ certainly celebrates life’s big moments and adventures, but for me it’s even more about being intentional and present in everyday moments,” states Bentley. “Knox is at that age where he can still find the biggest joy in the smallest things, and that childlike appreciation for life is the spirit I wanted to bring to this video to remind us of difference between just being alive and actually ‘living.’”
PEOPLE shares an exclusive behind-the-scenes look of the father-son duo on the set of the “Living” music video set filled with karate, go carts, puppies and a trampoline park.
The “ultra-personal material” (Rolling Stone) behind “Living” follows Bentley’s 18th career No. 1 and ACM Award-winning hit “Burning Man,” as he continues to reveal ambitious, complex sounds with lyrics inspired by his own personal journey through the writing and the recording of The Mountain. Serving as “a reminder to shake off auto-pilot” (Duluth News Tribune) his latest single “has an important message for all of us” (Whiskey Riff).
Pegged as “one of country music’s most enviable brands, equal parts affability and authenticity” (Forbes), Bentley continues to be a dominant voice for the genre with over 8.6 billion overall digital streams. Reaching a new creative high while “making music designed to challenge” (New York Times), Bentley co-wrote ten of 13 tracks on The Mountain, which earned him the highest debut sales of his career and became his seventh chart-topping album. Known to deliver “the most thoughtful, complete collections in country music” (USA Today) Bentley has amassed countless nominations from the ACMs, CMAs, Billboard Music Awards and more while also earning 14 GRAMMY nominations. “Fans get an all-night sing-along party” (Fresno Bee) during Bentley’s 2019 Burning Man Tour as his “stage presence is something to marvel at” (Spokesman Review). The second leg featuring special guests Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes and the Hot Country Knights kicks off in Noblesville, IN on May 31st.
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