After touring was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dierks Bentley picked up and went to Colorado with his family for an extended vacation.
He has spent his time hiking and spending time with family.
When Dierks heard this new song though, he got back to work recording it. He says, “I feel like I’ve been gone; I feel like we’ve all been gone. So it touches on a little bit of the idea of what’s been going on here with COVID, but it does in a metaphorical way, through a relationship. I don’t think anybody wants to hear anything written too directly about what’s happening right now; it’d be too depressing.”
I moved out West with my family in March and have been living in a small town making up for lost time with them. I’ve always had so much gratitude for our fans. Hope you enjoy the new music, the beginning of another chapter. Love you guys#Gone is out now: https://t.co/SGLVHMOsZJ pic.twitter.com/QJ4j4NiURM
— Dierks Bentley (@DierksBentley) October 22, 2020
Dierks wanted to make sure it included touches of old and new country.
“The number of emails I sent on this one song — text messages…about the dobro. Like, ‘Guys, bring the dobro up. More dobro. More dobro,’” he remembers. “I sounded like a broken record. But I like it loud. I wanna hear it. I don’t wanna just feel it.”
“Because I didn’t write [the song], I can brag on it. It’s just really well-written. It’s catchy. It’s fun. It’s metaphorical about what’s happening right now,” he goes on to say. “It feels a little bit like some stuff we’ve had out in the past, but it’s new territory in other ways.