This is perhaps Dierks Bentley’s most serious song.
Dierks is feeling proud of his country, the place he calls home. Listen to his new song and see what you think.
Home – Dierks Bentley
After spending time alone on a Friday night, Dierks Bentley is back with his next single. This one is a little more on the serious side. It’s got a mid-tempo beat, but it isn’t slow. It keeps your attention. The really cool thing about the song is it doesn’t sound like most country songs out right now. It’s a little bit throwback, but it still sounds like something you’ve heard before and that’s a good thing.
Without actually saying America, Dierks sings about the place he lives and the place he calls Home. The song is about the USA. Dierks describes seeing the country from the high clouds in an airplane. He describes all the scars and the wounds. He describes the wonderful people that live here. It’s obvious Dierks is proud of his country and the folks that live here with him.
I’m not sure what most think of when they think of the United States of America. I think about the people that live here. I think about all the inventors. I think about the great men and women that have led people to do great things. I think about the individualism that’s branded in our history. People in America are true individuals. They don’t depend on others for anything except love, friendship, and a little support. We’re strong folks. We’ve overcome a lot over the years and it’s what makes the people in America strong today. It’s what gives everyone hope for the future – people.
People here are good. They’re good to each other. Every time my girlfriend is watching Extreme Makeover: Home Edition I like to think about how good people are. That show is all about people helping people. That happens all over the country and it happens every day. You don’t always read about it. You don’t always hear the story, but that’s what America is about to me – people helping people.
This is the first song I’m going to call as a #1 country music hit. For Dierks Bentley, I think Home will become one of his biggest singles. I think the song is going to connect with all kinds of folks that are country music fans. And I even think Home will be appealing to some folks outside of country music.
It’s a great song by Dierks. He always has a way with melodies and lyrics. He continuously makes these great songs that sound fresh and unique. He’s a true country star and he’s delivered again with Home.
Please share your thoughts about Home and what it means to you.
Chart Estimate: #1
CML Points: 88/100