Dierks Bentley expects to release next album this fall, new single this May

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It's been a little over a year since Dierks Bentley released his latest album "Home" and nearly eight months since he surprised fans with his four-song EP "Country & Cold Cans," so it seems like a good time for Dierks to be thinking about releasing a new album. 

Lucky for fans, he's well into the album-making process. 

Dierks tells Billboard that he's been writing new material since October, and hopes for a fall release. 

"I've got a lot of new folks, younger blood. I'm trying to keep it fresh, man," Bentley says.

Dierks goes on to say, "This next record is a big one for me. I'm putting a lot of time into it, doing it right. I'm really excited about it. I want it to be my best one, something really special." 

If all goes according to plan, Deirks will release the first single off the new album in May. 

Check out a new song Dierks has been singing in concert called I Hold On that's about his old truck that he refuses to retire and his lovely wife Cassidy.