OFFSTAGE: Did Dierks Bentley Borrow My Playlist?

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This is probably just a coincidence. But Dierks Bentley’s summertime mixtape (if we still made things like mixtapes) is almost identical to mine. Some are songs that are on the radio 24/7, and some have never, ever had a spin on the radio. And most are pretty new, but a few are practically vintage. “Miranda’s record is great. The Eric Church record is great — that “Springsteen” song is awesome,” Bentley said. “Everything that Blake’s putting out I really enjoy. ’Fly Over States’ — that song is just unreal. That’s probably my favorite Jason song. The Eli Young Band’s record is great. Will Hoge is just so good.” Quite a list, right? So even though he only gave you a couple specific tracks he’s loving, I will share my entire 18-song playlist (which is about an hour long) from the aforementioned artists if you want some music to get you through the rest of the summer.

Miranda Lambert: “All Kinds of Kinds,” “Mama’s Broken Heart,” “Love Song”

Eric Church: “Keep On,” “Country Music Jesus,” “Jack Daniels”

Blake Shelton: “Draggin’ the River,” “The More I Drink,” “Austin”

Jason Aldean: “Tattoos on This Town,” “The Truth,” “Fly Over States”

Eli Young Band: “Always the Love Songs,” “Guinevere,” “Enough Is Enough”

Will Hoge: “The Highway’s Home,” “When I Get My Wings,” “Too Old to Die Young”

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.