What a pair.
Dierks Bentley and Ashley McBryde teamed up for a new song called “Cowboy Boots,” which is the third single from his 10th career studio album Gravel And Gold.
Written by Dierks along with Casey Brown, Hunter Phelps and Jordan Minton, he details all the things cowboy boots were made for, from counting off a band to kickin’ down doors, proving there’s a reason that cowboys have a certain reputation, in large part thanks to how they walk through life.
“When I first really fell in love with Country music, Jim Beam and cowboy boots came along for the ride. I’ve had a few pair of boots over the years, many requiring duct tape at times. But, they’ve been my consistent and steady companion through this crazy ride.
Not only does Ashley have one of the best voices in country music, she also always rocked a pair of boots when we were on tour together last year. I wanted someone that I could authentically sing this song with, and I didn’t have to look any further than stage left. She’s the real deal.”
But of course, Miss Ashley takes this song to another next level, as she comes in on the third verse listing a few more reasons, and eventually, Dierks admits that the rules don’t just apply to cowboys:
“They’re good at goodbye
Gettin’ gone’s what they do
I had to learn the hard way
That cowgirls wear ’em too”
It’s another solid addition to Dierks’ forthcoming studio album, which he previously noted would be “the best country music I ever made”:
I worked hard, I took chances, went for things. The journey isn’t where I’ve been, it’s the thing I’ve carried with me into my 10th album. I wrote, I recorded.
It wasn’t good enough. I threw it out and started over — twice. I had to get it right, for the fans, for me.
It had to be the best country music I ever made. Everyone showed up, my heroes and my friends. We did it together. It’s the love, the lessons, the gravel and gold.”
They also released a music video for the new song, which features Ashley and Dierks playing in a mostly-empty Robert’s Western World on Broadway in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, along with a couple two-steppin’ across the hardwood floor as they sing.
Robert’s is one of the last real honky tonks there that plays good old fashioned country, so it’s cool to see them spotlight it in this video, which seems to be a bit of theme for Dierks on this project.
He released the video for “Same O’l Me” as a tribute to the famous Nashville venue Exit/In a couple weeks ago, so I think we have a lot more to look forward to with this new record, which is due out everywhere on February 24th.
Check out the new song and video with Ashley here:
“Same Ol’ Me”