When Dierks Bentley heard ‘Riser,’ he knew it had to be his.
“The whole time I worked on this album, the goal was just to get to this song as a single,” he told The Gaurdian. “I’m just down in the trenches fighting like hell to get this thing heard.”
It hit especially home to Dierks, who lost his father in 2012. Dierks explains he wanted to be a good husband, dad and performer, all while grieving the loss.
Just like the song touched him, Dierks wanted the video for ‘Riser’ to strike fans the same way with an important message.
The film includes Amy, who is trying everything in her power to provide for her family. It begins with her talking and telling her story.
It then pans to Dierks in an intimate light in black and white. Throughout the clips you see more of Amy’s story. In the end, Dierks dedicates the video to Amy and her family, and everyone else who is a riser.
“I can slam any song out there because I have some of the most slammable,” said Bentley. “But those songs are needed in your live show to keep things loose and fun so you can come back with a song like Riser halfway through your show and really hit people hard.”
“All you can do is hope it gets heard,” he says. “And if not, I will immediately start working on Drunk on a Boat,” he joked.