Review: Dierks Bentley - Feel That Fire

"Feel That Fire" is an appropriate title for Dierks Bentley's new album. That's because his fifth album from Capitol Records Nashville is smokin' hot and the best album of Dierks Bentley's career.

The first single from Bentley's album is the title track "Feel That Fire" which has been a country chart sensation. But Dierks Bentley was not always on the fast track to success. Only a few years ago, Bentley was singing in Nashville bars for tips, but his constant commitment to his craft helped this country boy with no music industry connections land a major label record deal.

One of the best songs on the album is titled "Beautiful World" and features Patty Griffin. Bentey's authoritative and earnest vocals are flawless and combine nicely with Patty Griffin's rich, raspy vocal delivery. Together, Bentley and Griffin have created a musical masterpiece that is destined for the country charts.

The finest song on the album is "I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes," and Dierks Bentley's careful vocal performance on this cut is well suited for the slow melodic tune and sentimental lyrics. The best upbeat song on the album is "Last Call" which will be played in honky-tonks across the world for years to come. Bentley is joined on "Last Call" by Ronnie McCoury & Friends, so the musical backing on this cut is excellent.

To say that Dierks Bentley's "Feel That Fire" is a good album is a major understatement. Dierks Bentley has methodically crafted a project of the highest caliber. And "Feel That Fire" will only cement his status as a country superstar.