Dierks Bentley and Grammy-winning bluegrass artist Billy Strings have teamed up for a brand-new duet, “Excessive Observe.” The rootsy five-minute music, which was written by Charlie Worsham and Jim Beavers, additionally options Worsham on acoustic guitar.
Longtime Bentley followers will hear the unmistakable sonic similarities to the nation star’s 2010 bluegrass-influenced fifth studio album, Up on the Ridge. The tune harkens again to nation roots, with conventional devices together with banjo and fiddle augmenting its delightfully natural throwback sound.
Bentley and Strings every helm verses on the monitor earlier than becoming a member of on the refrain with Strings’ well-layered harmonies.
“In the event that they ever drop the massive one, I bought me a plan / I will not be in no bunker eatin’ peaches from a can / I will be holed up within the basement with two very particular friends / An enormous ol’ stack of Flatt and Scruggs and a bag of Willie’s finest,” the “Drunk on a Airplane” hitmaker sings on the opening verse, earlier than ascending to the jaunty refrain.
“Goin’ out on a excessive observe / A blaze of glory lit in my left hand / I am goin’ out on a excessive observe / Like a tenor in an outdated hillbilly band,” Bentley and Strings sing euphorically over up-tempo guitar traces and ideal choosing.
“If I’m going out, I would like it to be enjoying bluegrass with Billy Strings at Station Inn,” shares Bentley on Instagram, referencing the venue the place the energetic “Excessive Observe” music video was filmed. The Station Inn is a staple music venue in Nashville the place nation and bluegrass legends together with Dolly Parton, Invoice Monroe, Ricky Skaggs, Ralph Stanley and Randy Travis have performed.
“Excessive Observe” is Bentley’s newest music launch following his present radio single “Gold” and duet with Elle King, “Value a Shot.” The hitmaker’s tenth studio album and follow-up to 2018’s The Mountain is slated to drop in 2023.