This is part of a weekly series where I share a song that I connected with in the past week. Send song suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. I post every Monday so you can enjoy the song over the course of the week.
Every artist has songs they connect with at a deeper level. Songs they wrote, which reference specific events in their past. For Dierks Bentley, I Hold On is one of those songs.
From the album Riser, I Hold On was written and produced after his father’s death. The authentic and raw emotion from Dierks’ loss can be felt with every word, with the music video further emphasizing it. This emotion quickly drew me into the song when I first heard it and still does with every listen.
Beyond the emotion, the lyrics present a person that I aspire to be. Someone who can be relied upon and perseveres through challenging times with those I care about most.
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