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Up on the Ridge

Dierks BentleyAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)

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CMA Award winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley has forged his own brand of country music combining classic country songwriting, influences of bluegrass instrumentation and the energy of rock & roll. With six studio albums, he has earned 10 GRAMMY nominations, sold five million albums and scored ten No. one hits. Bentley is a member of the Grand Ole Opry and continues his headlining ... Read more in Amazon's Dierks Bentley Store

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  • Audio CD (June 8, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Capitol Nashville
  • ASIN: B003DU50RW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,684 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2010 release from the Country superstar. The all-acoustic Up On The Ridge is a powerful, beautiful album steeped in the Bluegrass and Roots music that moved Dierks Bentley to be a Country musician in the first place. Dozens of talents have contributed in some way to this project. Besides the five co-written by Dierks himself, the songs come from such varied sources as Bob Dylan, Buddy and Julie Miller, U2 and Kris Kristofferson. Kristofferson participated on the project as a guest vocalist as well, along with a slate of today's best traditional Country singers, including: Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Jamey Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Sonya Isaacs and Chris Stapleton of the Steeldrivers. Players on the project include: Chris Thile and the Punch Brothers, the Del McCoury Band, the legendary Sam Bush, dobro player Rob Ickes, guitarist Bryan Sutton, fiddler Stuart Duncan, and mandolinist Ronnie McCoury.

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35 of 39 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars About damn time... June 11, 2010
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I eagerly bought and listened to Dierks Bentley's first three albums. They were different than everything else on the radio; true, he was pretty much following the formula set down by Waylon Jennings (and even lifted a few of Waylon's rhythms), but it was still a nice change from the regular mainstream pace. And then Bentley kind of petered out; MODERN DAY DRIFTER and LONG TRIP ALONE just weren't as good as his debut, even if they featured a handful of amazing songs.

That's why I didn't really pay attention when Bentley released a new album (I completely ignored his last couple). Yet, when I began listening to the tracks and discovered that it was a bluegrass album, I bought it. I'm all for mainstream singers cutting loose Nashville's chains and doing what they want (I'm waiting for the day Toby Keith decides to give radio the finger...still waiting...I should probably give up...). UP ON THE RIDGE is, at its heart, a bluegrass concept album, filled with minor-key songs about love and life. Some have decidedly upbeat lyrics ("Fiddlin' Around"), and some use up-tempo melodies to convey not-so-happy lyrics ("You're Dead to Me" and "Bad Angel"). Yet this is not a feel-good album; it's an album by a man not quite happy with his musical surroundings (Bentley hasn't had a genuine hit in a few years, I don't think), who has decided to play outside radio. RIDGE won't have much radio success; in this day and age of hick anthems, blindly patriotic lyrics, and bubblegum pop sensibilities, country music has turned its bearded cheek to bluegrass. So be it; quite a few of us don't even bother turning the radio on anymore (God bless satellite radio, though).
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fresh new / old Country Bluegrass blend July 1, 2010
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This is a great album and the most listen-able work the Punch Brothers have done so far.

Why mention the Punch Brothers?

Well, Dierks Bently is a smart, smooth, singer songwriter who has brains, humor and a balanced taste that shows he appreciates good song writing and fine musicians. He gathered together some great music here.

But in my mind, the most amazing feat he accomplished was to show that the Punch Brothers are at their best when they are eased back in musical music. Too bad they don't find this kind of musical ease on their own. They make one top-notch backup band -- like hiring the Eagles in 1973. How do you pull off that kind of a coup? I guess brilliance recognizes brilliance.

As with the work of those greats, this album is far greater than the sum of its parts.

You will buy no better set of songs for many years.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is as good as it gets June 8, 2010
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Got my hands on a copy of the CD this morning.

My goodness ... this is good.

Takes a lot of courage to step away from "them that brung ya" to the dance, but by taking a break from his pop-infused country and making friends with some blazing bluegrass, Bentley proves he's more than just a pretty face. He co-wrote 5 of the tunes, including the title cut and my favorite, "Draw Me A Map." He also covers Dyan and Kristofferson, with a little Verlon Thompson thrown in for good measure.

Alison Krauss, Kristofferson, Jamey Johnson and Miranda Lambert also make guest appearances.

This one will be in rotation on my CD and iPod for a long time to come. Look for "Up on the Ridge" to clean up at awards time.

Enjoy!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bentley Makes the Bluegrass "Ridge" Viable Again June 8, 2010
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Prime Cuts: Love Grows Wild, Draw Me a Map, Fallin' for You

Call it progressive bluegrass or acoustic Americana, Dierks Bentley has indeed taken a chance with this new disc "Up on the Ridge." Though he has built up a cachet of hits including 7 number i hits and 3 number 1 albums, few with his stature would take such a risky excursion by recording an album worth of bluegrass/acoustic entries. Patty Loveless, Lorrie Morgan and Alan Jackson had taken such detours before in recording such side projects, but they were fraught with commercial disappointment at the chagrin of the money-hungry record executives. Considering the fact that lead single and title track "Up on the Ridge" has already made headlines in the top 40 region of the country charts, looks like Bentley will be the exception to the rule. This time round, Bentley has ditched long time friend and co-producer Brett Beavers in favour of former recording artist and songwriter Jon Randall Stewart to warm the co-producer chair. And if you are a fan of old time bluegrass and wouldn't mind a contemporary slant, this disc is choked full of great tunes. With Bentley co-writing only 5 cuts with new tunes coming from Nashville's top scribes including Shawn Camp, Paul Kennerley, John Scott Sherrill, Verlon Thompson and Suzi Ragsdale. And up the bar on the standard of the songs, he has audaciously turned Bob Dylan's "Senor (Tales of Yankee Power)" and U2's "Pride" into bluegrass covers.

Of note also is the line up of artists that are brought in for some grab of credibility and star power. As if to win him some brownie points with bluegrass purists, Chris Tile and the Punch Brothers join Bentley on a sped up version of Dylan's "Senor (Tales of Yankee Power)" where Bentley goes around searching for his missing girl.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
I enjoy this one also, he has a good selection of music.
Published 2 hours ago by teresa morgan
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
love it
Published 6 days ago by Kyle Marie Bird
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great bluegrass music.
Published 6 days ago by JDB
5.0 out of 5 stars Dierks Bentley
This is by far my favorite album they Dierks Bentley had even done!! Up on the Ridge and Love Grows Wild are my favorite songs, but the whole Up On The Ridge album is AMAZING!!!!
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Not enough real bluegrass
The only song i really like was the Kris Kristofferson song in duet.
He's really not a country singer (although in today's pop country world he might be considered one), and... Read more
Published 2 months ago by charlie king
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
This is a great album by Dierks Bentley, and the fact that it's on vinyl makes it that much better. I'm a fan of real country music, not that stuff they try to pass off as country... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Sandhillian
5.0 out of 5 stars Dirks Bentley at his best!
This show Dierks talents and then some. The guest artist are a great addition to this CD. The only con to this CD is the fact I didn't order it sooner!
Published 8 months ago by Lori Testerman
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Product.
It's Dierks. It's vinyl. I really don't think there is anything else to say about this product, other than, BUY IT!
Published 8 months ago by Nid C.
5.0 out of 5 stars A New Fan
Wow, everything about it is awesome! Although I'm more of a classic rock person myself and seldom listen to country music, this CD is off the charts. Read more
Published 8 months ago by K. Petty
5.0 out of 5 stars Dierk's departure from mainstream country is a winner -- too bad the...
This is a return to country roots, with a heavy bluegrass emphasis. I loved every cut on this and they are staple in my music player. Read more
Published 10 months ago by HJTreviewer
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