Country star, Dierks Bentley, shares a photo of a Christmas tree fit for outdoor lovers.
Bentley shared a photo of himself in front of a Christmas tree made entirely from snow skis. Along with the photo he wrote, “Merry Christmas and happy holidays from me and the @flagandanthemco family…Colorado style…ha! #skitree” Flag & Anthem is a vintage-inspired clothing collection made in collaboration with Bentley.
Despite the elaborate Christmas tree Bentley is posing in front of in his post, his actual holiday decorations are a little more modest. Bentley says that he and his family have been using the same decorations for years.
“I’ve got the same plastic tree I’ve been putting up for, like, 12 years,” Bentley says. “I get that box out every year, and it’s a little more duct-taped, takes away a little more cardboard, but there it is. The lights stopped working a long time ago, but I have extra lights I put up around it, and we’ve got some lights up outside,” continues Bentley.
Dierks Bentley Says The Pandemic Inspired His New Song
Bentley provided fans with an early Christmas gift this year when he released his new song, “Gone,” in October. This was the first time he released new music since his 2018 album, The Mountain. The song is about a man who isolates himself from friends and family while trying to process a breakup. During the song, Bentley sings, “My buddies think I’m on the lake. Boss thinks I’ve been sick for days. And mama’s probably on her way. ‘Cause I ain’t picked up the phone. I’ve been a million places. But they’re all up in my head. Overdrinking, overthinking ever since you left.” Although not all of us have been through breakups this year, feeling a little isolated is something we can probably all relate to.
Bentley says that he resonated with the song because of his experiences during quarantine.
“I gravitated towards it because I love the title,” Bentley says. “I love a good classic country wordplay. ‘Ever since you left, I’ve been gone’ but he actually hasn’t gone anywhere. I feel like I’ve been ‘gone.’ I feel like we’ve all been gone. I feel like country music in 2020 is just gone. So it touches on a little bit of the idea of what’s been going on here with COVID, but it does it in a metaphorical way through a relationship,” says Bentley.