Dierks Bentley dropped a new video for “Woman, Amen,” the lead single from his upcoming ninth studio album, The Mountain, which was inspired by his June 2017 performance at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in the town of Telluride in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado.
Dierks returned to Telluride a short time later for a week-long retreat with fellow songwriters Natalie Hemby, Luke Dick, Ross Copperman, Jon Randall, Jon Nite and Ashley Gorley and wrote the bulk of the album’s songs, including the title track.
However, “Woman, Amen” was penned by Dierks, Josh Kear and Ross Copperman in Nashville in between the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and his songwriting retreat.
Directed by longtime collaborator Wes Edwards, the video for “Woman, Amen” features real-life heroes Jennifer and Sydnee Floyd, a mother-daughter duo who drew from their own personal hardships to create positive change in their Nashville community.
“Jennifer and Sydnee make everyone around them want to do more, to be better . . . it was an incredible honor for me to honor them,” said Dierks. “I hope that by shining a light on the completely selfless volunteer work they do, it will maybe inspire other folks to do what they can in their own communities. I was really drawn to their real-life experience, and I wanted to do a video based on real people with real struggles and real triumphs. These are the people I get to meet every day, and they are really the ones who have inspired this music.”
Watch the video for “Woman, Amen” below.
photo by Jason Simanek