Dierks Bentley has a deep connection to the mountains out West. He grew up in Arizona, climbing those mountains and exploring everything the outdoors had to offer. Mountain living was the impetus that eventually formulated Dierks' latest album, The Mountain, so it was a very natural thing.

He tells us: “I really connect with nature. I know that sounds weird, but I’m made to be outside. I grew up in Arizona and there was a mountain in our backyard, a big, big mountain called Camelback Mountain. I started climbing it when I was four years old. I just took (son) Knox up it for the first time, but I’m just so used to being around desert landscape, mountains and family trips to Colorado and summers spent working at Lake Powell, this massive lake on the Arizona-Utah border. Really out west is where I really come alive.”

Dierks is currently scaling the charts with his latest single, “Burning Man,” which features his tour mates Brothers Osborne.

Source: Pulse of Radio