We’re coming up on the 12th anniversary of Dierks Bentley and his first release on country radio. It’s kind of crazy to think it’s been that long. During that time, Dierks has been one of the biggest stars in country music. I don’t know if he’s ever reached the very top of the game, but he’s always been right there and he has one of the most devoted fanbases out there.
Dierks shot out with his first single and first song. But I think he really came into his own on his second and third records. Since then he has been Mr. Consistent with a few surprises thrown in for good measure.
But the lead off single on his second record was Lot Of Leavin’ Left To Do. I think it’s still one of his most country songs. It just sounds like something the classic male country artists of the ’70s and ’80s would put out. The song is about a guy that is living his life on the road. He can’t settle down very long. He gets restless and needs to be on the move.
It was funny when Dierks released Settle For A Slowdown on one of his next singles. He’s always leaving, but he wishes the girl would slow down as she’s leaving.
Anyway, Dierks just put out a brand new single so I thought we would flashback to one of his biggest hits today for Throwback Thursday. It’s probably my favorite song of his and that’s saying something.
Here it is…
Lot Of Leavin’ Left To Do – Dierks Bentley