Greatest Hits/Every Mile a Memory 2003–2008

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Greatest Hits/Every Mile a Memory 2003-2008
Greatest hits album by Dierks Bentley
Released May 6, 2008 (2008-05-06)
Genre Country
Length 1:11:22
Label Capitol Nashville
Producer Brett Beavers
Dierks Bentley
Luke Wooten
Dierks Bentley chronology
Long Trip Alone
Greatest Hits/Every Mile a Memory 2003-2008
Feel That Fire
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Country Weekly 3.5/5 stars[2]
Slant Magazine 4/5 stars[3]

Greatest Hits/Every Mile a Memory 2003–2008 is the first greatest hits album of country music singer Dierks Bentley. It was released May 6, 2008 on Capitol Records Nashville. His fourth album for Capitol Records Nashville, it includes his ten singles from his first three albums: 2003's Dierks Bentley, 2005's Modern Day Drifter, and 2006's Long Trip Alone. Two songs were newly recorded for this compilation: "Sweet and Wild" (a duet with Sarah Buxton) and "With the Band". Also included here are live recordings of the album cuts "So So Long" (originally included on Modern Day Drifter) and "Wish It Would Break" (originally included on Dierks Bentley), as well as live renditions of his singles "Come a Little Closer", "Lot of Leavin' Left to Do" and "Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)".

Bentley enlisted the help of his fans to assist in selection of the live tracks, title, and cover art for this album. The first 3000 are credited as executive producers in the liner notes.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)"   Brett Beavers, Dierks Bentley, Rob Harrington, Rod Janzen 3:21
2. "Trying to Stop Your Leaving"   B. Beavers, Jim Beavers, Bentley 3:42
3. "Sweet and Wild" (duet with Sarah Buxton) Jay Clementi, Radney Foster 4:49
4. "Come a Little Closer"   B. Beavers, Bentley 4:42
5. "How Am I Doin'"   Writer X, Bentley 3:48
6. "Every Mile a Memory"   B. Beavers, Steve Bogard, Bentley 3:54
7. "My Last Name"   Harley Allen, Bentley 3:30
8. "Lot of Leavin' Left to Do"   Deric Ruttan, B. Beavers, Bentley 4:33
9. "With the Band"   J. Beavers, B. Beavers, Bentley 3:46
10. "Settle for a Slowdown"   B. Beavers, Tony Martin, Bentley 3:43
11. "What Was I Thinkin'"   Ruttan, B. Beavers, Bentley 4:21
12. "Long Trip Alone"   B. Beavers, Bogard, Bentley 3:44
13. "So So Long" (live recording) B. Beavers, J. Beavers, Bentley 3:44
14. "Come a Little Closer" (live recording) B. Beavers, Bentley 5:46
15. "Lot of Leavin' Left to Do" (live recording) Ruttan, B. Beavers, Bentley 5:43
16. "Wish It Would Break" (live recording) B. Beavers, Bentley 4:33
17. "Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)" (live recording) B. Beavers, Bentley, Harrington, Janzen 3:43

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 2
U.S. Billboard 200 9


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Greatest Hits: Every Mile a Memory review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Greatest Hits/Every Mile a Memory 2003-2008". Country Weekly. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  3. ^ Keefe, Jonathan. "Dierks Bentley: Greatest Hits: Every Mile a Memory 2003 - 2008 review". Slant Magazine. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  4. ^ Neal, Chris (2008-06-02). "Greatest Hits: Every Mile a Memory 2003-2008 review". Country Weekly 15 (11): 58. Retrieved 2008-06-08.