Capitol Nashville artist Dierks Bentley will release “Draw Me A Map” as the second single off his critically acclaimed album Up On The Ridge. The pleading ballad ships this week and goes for official adds on Aug. 23.
“When we were making this album, we didn’t follow the rules of what a modern ‘country’ record should or should not sound like…we just tried to make a great album that wasn’t defined by genre,” explains Bentley. “To see country radio get on board and play this music…it really means a lot to me. The fans have been asking for “Draw Me a Map” ever since we released the album…I can’t wait to hear it through my truck speakers!”
While critics continue to praise Up On The Ridge in its entirety, Bentley’s songwriting and delivery of “Draw Me A Map” has the Washington Post and Entertainment Weekly naming the ballad as their most recommended track.
“The wistful ‘Draw Me A Map’ ranks among Bentley’s most poignant ballads, with its aching lead vocal performance.” – Paste
“’Draw Me a Map’ finds Bentley softly pining for a route back to his lost lover’s doorstep, those clarion pipes sounding more genuine than ever.” – Washington Post
“Bentley’s ballads remain one of his many strong points. ‘Draw Me A Map,’ a song he and Randall co-wrote, is a good example.” – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
To preview “Draw Me a Map,” click here.