Dierks Bentley is using his latest video for “Woman, Amen” to put the spotlight on the story of real-life heroes Jennifer and Sydnee Floyd.
According to ET Online, Sydnee Floyd was born with PFAPA, a syndrome that results in fevers and sore throats, and EDS, a condition that affects the connective tissue in her body. Together, the mother and daughter overcome many hardships. Today, they unselfishly use their time to raise money for cancer research, prepare meals at homeless shelters and so much more.
“Jennifer and Sydnee make everyone around them want to do more, to be better…it was an incredible honor for me to honor them,” said Dierks in a statement. “I hope that by shining a light on the completely selfless volunteer work they do, it will maybe inspire other folks to do what they can in their own communities. I was really drawn to their real-life experience, and I wanted to do a video based on real people with real struggles and real triumphs. These are the people I get to meet every day. They are really the ones who have inspired this music.”
Directed by Wes Edwards, the video begins with Jennifer and Sydnee’s story. Footage of Dierks performing in front of the majestic Colorado mountains is interspersed throughout.
“Woman, Amen” is the first single from Dierks’ upcoming album, The Mountain.
“Obviously, the songs were written and recorded in the mountains,” Dierks adds. “But it’s the mountain that we’re all faced with every day and the struggle to put one foot in front of the other even when things are hard, that we all have in common. Looking back now, I think we were all searching for hope and optimism when we were writing this music.”
In addition, the Arizona native will be performing the single on the the 53rd ACM Awards on April 15. He has called upon fans to submit photos of everyday female heroes. The photos will be included on the screen display behind him during the performance.