WATCH: Dierks Bentley Pays Homage To Shuttered Nashville Bar In New Video

The first track on Dierks Bentley’s next album, Gravel & Gold, named “Same Ol’ Me,” has been performed live in a performance video.

The video was recorded at the end of December at “Exit/In,” a well-known bar and performance space in Nashville that shut its doors last year after operating for more than 50 years.

“My first time playing Exit/In was just as meaningful to me as playing the Ryman and Bridgestone Arena. I opened for “Asleep at the Wheel” before I had a record deal or anything,” Bentley recalled.

“A manager was supposed to come watch me play, but they didn’t show up. I had a few too many Busch Lights and passed out under a bench. The last thing I remember hearing was Ray Benson‘s booming voice. I woke up around 4:00 am and realized I was all alone!” Bentley says closing down the bar was “bittersweet,” but he felt “honored to take a shot with the guys and toast to the history there and turn the lights off.”

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