Dierks Bentley’s Touching ‘Riser’ Video Is a Tear Jerker
Dierks Bentley just released the music video for his latest single, "Riser," and you may want to have a tissue handy when watching.
The black-and-white video, directed by Wes Edwards, follows the true story of Amy, a mother of two who struggles with homelessness. Amy has nowhere to go and is shown living out of her car with her kids. As the song encourages, she perseveres and comes out on top.
In a behind-the-scenes video on Bentley's YouTube channel, Edwards explains, "I really wanted to do something that felt genuine and honest and a real story of a real riser."
Bentley adds that their goal was "to make a video about the risers amongst us."
Amy shares, "I don't know how I did it. It was just something I had to do. I knew I had to do it. I had to take care of my children, and taking care of them was my only goal... It was difficult, but we made it."
Amy received the help she needed from Nashville non-profit Safe Haven Family Shelter, and today, her family are back on their feet.
"Riser" is the fifth single and title track from the ACM, CMA and Grammy-nominated album, and it's already touching more hearts than the country star can count. This past August the Arizona native shared a letter from a fan on his social media, and ended up meeting her face-to-face after her "Riser" story went viral.
Bentley's 2015 Sounds of Summer Tour wraps Sept. 18 in New Orleans. The singer's sold-out 10th annual Miles & Music for Kids celebrity motorcycle ride and concert will take place Nov. 1, kicking off CMA Awards Week at Nashville's Ascend Amphitheater.
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