[Watch] Dierks Bentley Brings Fiery ‘Burning Man’ to “The Tonight Show”

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While in New York City promoting his ninth studio album, The Mountain, Dierks Bentley stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for an energetic performance of “Burning Man.” The first track on the album, Dierks immediately draws the listener in with his memorable vocals and a pounding drum beat.

During his performance of “Burning Man,” Dierks brought the track to life with his infectious energy and the song’s introspective lyrics. “Burning Man” was written by Luke Dick and Bobby Pinson, and has the singer reflecting on the highs and lows life can often bring.

“Half your life you struggle / Half your life you fly / Half your life makin’ trouble / Half your life makin’ it right / One day I’m the exception / Most days I’m just like most / One day I’m headed in the right direction / Some days I ain’t even close,” Dierks sings on the first verse.

Added guitar parts help to further flesh out the song and thanks to several spotlights and arena-like lighting, Dierks’ performance for Fallon’s studio audience felt more like an arena setting.

“Burning Man” is one of the standout tracks on Dierks’ latest album. He co-wrote 10 of the project’s 13 tracks and many of the songs include themes of being in the present and appreciating the bigger moments in life. In addition to visiting Jimmy Fallon, Dierks was featured on TODAY’s Summer Concert Series on Monday as well as highlighted on CBS This Morning on Thursday morning. He made a point to visit with fans as well, as he took part in an iHeartCountry Album Release Party on Monday and Pandora’s Up Close concert experience Wednesday evening.

After a slew of performances in New York City, the Arizona native returns to the road for his Mountain High Tour, which finds him in Pittsburgh on June 15.

Annie Reuter
Annie Reuter is a freelance journalist based in Nashville. When she's not covering the latest music news or interviewing countless country artists, she can be found at a writers round listening to the best up-and-coming songwriting talent Music City has to offer.

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