This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.
Personnel: Dierks Bentley (vocals); Bryan Sutton (acoustic guitar, banjo); Steven Sheehan (acoustic guitar); J.T. Corenflos (electric guitar); Mike Johnson, Rusty Danmyer (steel guitar); Jimmy Carter (bass); Steve Brewster (drums); Russell Terrell, Wes Hightower, Iona Heins (backgrround vocals); The Del McCoury Band.
Recorded at Station West and Ocean Way Studios, Nashville, Tennessee.
Personnel: Bryan Sutton (acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin); Steven Sheehan (acoustic guitar); James Mitchell , J.T. Corenflos (electric guitar); Mike Johnson (steel guitar, dobro); Russ Pahl (steel guitar, banjo); Rusty Danmyer (steel guitar); Randy Kohrs (dobro); Rob McCoury (banjo); Glen Duncan , Jason Carter , Shad Cobb (fiddle); Steve Brewster (drums); Del McCoury, Lona Heid, Ronnie McCoury, Terry Eldredge, Wes Hightower, Russell Terrell (background vocals).
Recording information: Ocean Way, Nashville, TN; Station West.
Photographer: Juan Pont Lezica.
Though the front cover of country singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley's debut album finds him posing with a floppy-eared dog and looking like a prime-time TV star, he's considerably hipper than that image might suggest. For one thing, he doesn't employ the members of the Nashville studio mafia who seem to crop up on virtually every major-label country album. For another, he's no pre-fab artist; he co-wrote almost every song here, and for outside material he turned to estimable country mavericks Buddy & Julie Miller ("My Love Will Follow You"). The production is kept agreeably low-key, and there are no Journey-with-steel-guitar power ballad abominations. Bentley shows his true colors most plainly at the album's end, closing with a self-penned bluegrass-flavored tune where he's backed by none other than the legendary Del McCoury Band. Let's see how that one plays on CMT.