Greatest Hits: Every Mile a Memory

Greatest Hits: Every Mile a Memory

by Dierks Bentley



More so than many of his contemporaries who have risen to arena-level popularity, Dierks Bentley has never forgotten to take his cues from country first, and let the rock propulsion drive but not overshadow the content of his music. His is state-of-the-art mainstream country, with a generous helping of acoustic instruments and crying pedal steel supporting Bentley's gritty, personable baritone. Like George Strait, he's covered the waterfront of feelings, and done so credibly enough to have notched ten Top 10 singles and five chart toppers in a mere five years. For his first of what will likely be many volumes of greatest hits, Bentley shows off what he brung to the dance, from stomping, sarcastic kiss-offs ("How Am I Doin'"), to roaring, self-deprecating treatises on lustful, inadvisable behavior ("What Was I Thinkin'"), to surging, guitar-driven reflections on the loneliness of the road in "Every Mile a Memory," which connects the beauty of nature to an abiding passion for an absent lover. Two new cuts join the hit parade: "With the Band" is a thumping country-rock workout centered on the carefree aspects of the musicians' lifestyles; more substantial is the only song Bentley had no hand in writing, "Sweet & Wild," from the pen of the redoubtable Radney Foster (co-writing with Jay Clement)," a captivating, densely textured midtempo celebration of love's sensual pleasures, aided and abetted by the always captivating Sarah Buxton adding a companion vocal. Five tracks are exemplary live cuts selected by Bentley's fans, all of whom are thanked by name in the liner notes. These are the icing on a 17-track cake that gets better with each new serving. Seconds, anyone?

Product Details

Release Date: 05/06/2008
Label: Liberty
UPC: 5099920907020
catalogNumber: 09070

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dierks Bentley   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Brett Beavers   Background Vocals
Gary Morse   Lap Steel Guitar
Russell Terrell   Background Vocals
Bryan Sutton   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo
Jim Beavers   Background Vocals
Luke Wooten   Background Vocals
Tim Sergent   Banjo,Pedal Steel Guitar,Background Vocals
Rob Harrington   Bass
Sarah Buxton   Vocals
Rod Janzen   Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Steve Misamore   Drums
Greg Mangum   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Radney Foster   Composer
Harley Allen   Composer
Brett Beavers   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Steve Bogard   Composer
Jim Beavers   Composer
Deric Ruttan   Composer
Luke Wooten   Engineer
Rob Harrington   Composer
Dierks Bentley   Composer,Producer
Joanna Carter   Art Direction
John Netti   Tracking Assistant
Rod Janzen   Composer

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Greatest Hits: Every Mile a Memory 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dierksfan More than 1 year ago
I have been a Dierks fan for 5 years, so the title of this album "Every Mile a Memory 2003-2008" warms my heart with 5 years of miles and memories. And, even though this is a Greatest Hits CD,Dierks does something different--allowing 3,000 fans to be listed as Executive Producers in the liner notes. I'm in there! Not only did we get our name mentioned, but we actually participated in choosing the cover art, the tracks, and the track order! I am especially pleased to see a live version of "Wish It Would Break"--my all time favorite Dierks song. And the new "Sweet and Wild" is a sweet trip down teenage lane. The live tracks make you feel like you are at one of his live concerts. If you like Dierks, you will LOVE him after listening to this CD. Heck, get them all--he's worth it! His songwriter and vocal talent will make you laugh, cry, dance, smile...every emotion you can think of.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful album of Dierks greatest hits.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago