When you work in radio you don't 'listen' to the radio like most people. We hear things you don't hear and you hear things we don't hear.

Trust me, just ask my friends. We will be sitting in a fast food restaurant that has KLAW on the overhead and I'll stop mid sentence because I either heard or didn't hear something that should or should not have played on the air.

It's the same thing with the songs. We don't sit and listen to the songs all the time, we don't have time! We are doing lots of other things while the music is playing. Some songs catch my attention and then I really sit and listen to them over and over again. The new song 'I Hold On' from Dierks Bentley was one of those songs.

The melody is catchy but the words are thought provoking. The song tells of his memorable trip with his dad from Phoenix to Nashville to try to "make it" when he was 19.

It's just an old, beat up truck
Some say that I should trade up
Now that I got some jangle in my pocket
But what they don't understand
Is it's the miles that make a man
I wouldn't trade that thing for a rocket

 

What they don't know is my dad and me
We drove her out to Tennessee
She's still here, now, he's gone
So I hold on

 

The album 'Riser' is on Capital Nashville and is currently #6 on the Billboard 200. And is available on Google Play and iTunes

Hold On -- Here is the music video for the song...watch it to the VERY end! You'll see why.