“She’s acquired a killer voice,” Bentley stated. “She’s rowdy however respectful. I believe that’s her personal tagline, which I like. If you’re round her, you simply by no means know what you’re gonna get, which is nice. You look again on the historical past of the folks on this city that made nation music what it’s, and all of the folks we love essentially the most are those which can be little on the market. They’re purported to shoot from the hip. And he or she undoubtedly does.”
Bentley and King share the brand new duet “Value a Shot,” which Bentley says began out with him on lead however switched to King when he heard how a lot she cherished the music.
“I truly lower it at one level as a result of I’m like, ’I simply love this music,’” Bentley advised In the present day’s Nation Radio with Kelleigh Bannen. “For some motive, it got here out to me that Elle was occupied with it. I used to be struggling just a little bit on my report, making an attempt to determine what I used to be doing. And I hate to face in the best way of successful … As somebody that writes songs and is respectful to the songwriting neighborhood in Nashville, the very last thing you ever need to do is maintain up successful. So after I heard that Elle was occupied with it, I used to be like, ’Oh my gosh, please.’ As a result of this music must be heard on nation radio.”
The duet is a full-circle second for Bentley and King, who additionally sang collectively on their 2016 hit “Completely different for Ladies.” That point Bentley requested King to sing with him. This time, she returned the favor. When Ross Copperman performed her “Value a Shot,” she wasn’t certain that she might sing it.
“We laughed, and we’re like, ’Properly, what if Dierks sang on it?’” King stated.
Bentley stated he appears like “the right foil to Elle in so many various methods.”
“My voice simply holds the road there fairly good, down the center,” he stated. “It’s good for her to bounce her wonderful voice off of as a result of mine’s simply toeing the road. I don’t have any tattoos, so I’m the other there in that means. We ying and yang very well collectively. And a few of my rowdier days are behind me. So it’s a superb partnership and friendship in so many various methods.”
King credit Bentley for paving her means into nation music.
“Dierks is the one who actually prolonged his hand and took an opportunity on me,” she stated. “And as soon as I noticed the shiny rhinestones of nation music, I used to be like, ’I’m in it. I need in it.’”