Dierks Bentley Sings About His Father, Family And Faith In ‘I Hold On’

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When I first heard Dierks Bentley‘s new song ‘I Hold On’- from his up coming album Riser – I instantly realized there was more to this song than just an attachment to an old pickup truck and guitar. ‘I Hold On’ was written in the year following the 2012 death of Bentley’s father, as was the first single from Riser – ‘Bourbon In Kentucky‘.

Both these songs are deep and highly personal songs for Bentley but that’s where the similarities end. ‘Bourbon In Kentucky’ is filled with a haunting sorrow that preceded his father’s death and ‘I Hold On’ is less painful and more of a declaration that he will not loose site of what really matters in life…love, faith and family.

Bentley’s eighth studio album will be released this fall after his Locked & Reloaded Tour with Miranda Lambert ends.

The tour will make a stop in Tampa on Sept. 20 at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater. For ticket information click HERE.

Lyrics To ‘I Hold On’

Its just an old beat up truck, some say that I should trade up Now that I got some jangle in my pocket / But what they don’t understand is just the miles that make a man I wouldn’t trade that thing in for a rocket / What they don’t know is my dad and me, we drove around to Tennessee / And she’s still here and now he’s gone / So I hold on.. / Its just an old beat up box, some say its just a rusted top It probably don’t look like much to you / But these dents and scratches in the wood, yea that’s what makes it sound so good To me / its better than brand new Yea see this here flat top guitar, has had my back in a million bars / Singing every country song /So I hold on.. To the things, I believe in My faith, your love, our freedom To the things I can count on / To keep me going strong / Yeah I hold on, I hold on.. / Like the stripes to the flag, like a boy to his dad I cant change who I am, right or wrong / So I hold on. / Yeah baby lookin at you right now, there ain’t never been no doubt Without you I’d be nothing  / So if you ever worry about me walkin out / Yeah let me tell you something / I hold on.. I hold on / Can you hear me baby.. I hold on.

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