Dierks Bentley 'I Hold On' video debut
Stephen L. Betts
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Dierks Bentley's latest single, "I Hold On," isn't just a story song ... it's his story. For the Arizona native, it was essential that the video, by director Wes Edwards, the man behind Dierks' clips for "5-1-5-0" and "Tip It on Back," among others, tell as much of that tale as possible. Especially now, at a time when the singer-songwriter has experienced so many life-changing events, from marriage and family to the loss of his father in 2012. (Watch the video below and a behind-the-scenes clip above)
"It was really important to me that this video capture the story of this song … my story," says Dierks. "But it also needed to take on the more universal themes that the choruses cover. The lyrics were written from such a real and emotional place, and I put a lot of pressure on making sure this video held up to what Brett James and I wrote that day. I hope when people listen to it, they raise their beers up, but this time for the bigger idea of what we all stand for as country music fans … faith, love and freedom.”
Shot in Nashville as well as during a series of Texas tour dates, the vignettes represent the various stages of Dierks' life and career. "I Hold On," which is already being hailed as one of the most emotional, impactful singles Dierks has ever released, is currently available at iTunes and is climbing the charts.