Up On The Ridge

Album: Up On The Ridge (2010)
Charted: 99
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Songfacts®:

  • This is the lead single and title track of Country artist Dierks Bentley's fifth Capitol Nashville studio album. The record is steeped in the bluegrass and roots music that moved him to become a country musician in the first place.
  • This song was inspired by time that Bentley spent on a plot of land he owns in rural Tennessee. He explained: "I fell in love with this kind of music the first time I walked into the Station Inn with a fake I.D. at 19 years old. These guys, who were my age, were playing their instruments so hard it knocked your head back. After that, I never missed a Tuesday night there in almost eight years. Without the whole bluegrass community taking me in, I would have had no place to start from. It is my foundation."
  • Bentley penned the song together with Angelo Petraglia and it features background vocals by Alison Krauss.

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