Dierks Bentley’s Marathon Studio Recording Session Viewed by 30,000
Since Jan. 30, Dierks Bentley has been in the studio recording his sixth studio album. He decided to leave Nashville to record and found the perfect place at Echo Mountain studio in Asheville, N.C., and for the first time ever, he also let fans watch the process.
Over 30,000 Bentley fans got to watch the live stream video feed from the studio, which looked like an old church, complete with stained glass windows. The country star says, "Letting the fans be part of that process was a total bonding experience ... It was 24 hours a day, and they probably know more about me than they ever wanted to now!”
Bentley, who recorded 15 songs in just five days, says, "This entire recording process was one of the coolest experiences I’ve ever had as a singer or a musician ... It was definitely intense and at times a roller coaster emotionally as we worked through the arrangements of these songs."
In the studio, fans could see what was happening 24 hours a day, but they could not hear anything. What was funny is that every once in a while, Bentley or one of his bandmates would hold up a handwritten note to the camera -- their only way to 'talk' to us during the whole process.
Bentley's 'Up On The Ridge' album was recently nominated for Best Country Album and Best Country Collaboration With Vocals for 'Bad Angel' featuring Miranda Lambert and Jamey Johnson and 'Pride (In The Name Of Love)' with Del McCoury and Punch Brothers at the 2011 Grammys.