Feel That Fire

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Feel That Fire
Studio album by Dierks Bentley
Released February 3, 2009
Genre Country
Length 46:31
Label Capitol Nashville
Producer Brett Beavers
Dierks Bentley
Dierks Bentley chronology
Greatest Hits/Every Mile a Memory 2003–2008
(2008)Greatest Hits/Every Mile a Memory 2003–20082008
Feel That Fire
Up on the Ridge
(2010)Up on the Ridge2010
Singles from Feel That Fire
  1. "Feel That Fire"
    Released: September 29, 2008
  2. "Sideways"
    Released: March 2, 2009
  3. "I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes"
    Released: July 27, 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Slant Magazine 2/5 stars[2]
USA Today 3/4 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly A-[4]

Feel That Fire is the fourth studio album by American country music singer Dierks Bentley. It was released on February 3, 2009 on Capitol Records Nashville. The album's first two singles were the title track and "Sideways", both of which reached Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. A third single, "I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes", was released in July 2009. The album has sold 327,000 copies as of 2010.[5]


As with all of his previous recordings for Capitol Records, Bentley co-produced the album with Brett Beavers. Bentley co-wrote most of the album's songs along with both Brett and Jim Beavers, the latter of whom is Brett's brother. "I Can't Forget Her", one of only two songs on this album which Bentley did not co-write, was previously recorded by Clay Walker on his 2003 album A Few Questions.

The title track, which Bentley and Brett Beavers co-wrote with The Warren Brothers (Brad and Brett Warren), was also the first release from the album. This song became Bentley's sixth Number One hit on the Billboard country charts in early 2009. Following it was "Sideways", a Jim Beavers co-write which became Bentley's seventh Number One hit in July 2009.

The album has received many positive reviews and put in many "Best Country Albums of 2009". The Chicago Tribune named it No. 1 on their list of the best country albums of the year.

The song "Beautiful World" was nominated for Best Country Collaboration w/ Vocals at the 52nd Grammy Awards.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Life on the Run" Brett Beavers, Jim Beavers, Dierks Bentley 3:47
2. "Sideways" J. Beavers, Bentley 3:04
3. "Feel That Fire" B. Beavers, Bentley, Brad Warren, Brett Warren 3:21
4. "I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes" B. Beavers, Bentley 3:59
5. "Here She Comes" B. Beavers, J. Beavers, Bentley 4:28
6. "I Can't Forget Her" Bart Butler, Mark A. Rone, Frank Solesbee 4:15
7. "Beautiful World" (feat. Patty Griffin) B. Beavers, J. Beavers, Bentley 3:14
8. "Little Heartwrecker" B. Beavers, Bentley, Steve Bogard 3:26
9. "You Hold Me Together" B. Beavers, Bentley, Tony Martin 3:57
10. "Better Believer" Bentley, Rivers Rutherford 4:15
11. "Pray" Bentley, Rodney Crowell 4:19
12. "Last Call" (feat. Ronnie McCoury) Ronnie McCoury 4:26
Total length: 46:31


Chart performance[edit]


Chart (2009) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 3

End of year charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Year-end
US Billboard Top Country Albums 71[6]


Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US CAN
2008 "Feel That Fire" 1 32 54
2009 "Sideways" 1 35 63
"I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes" 2 52 92


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[7] Gold 500,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Feel That Fire review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ Keefe, Jonathan. "Dierks Bentley: Feel That Fire". Slant Magazine. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  3. ^ Mansfield, Brian (February 3, 2009). "Listen Up: Dierks Bentley fans the flames in 'Feel That Fire'". USA Today. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  4. ^ Pastorek, Whitney (February 4, 2009). "Feel That Fire review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Dierks Bentley: Summer Album Preview 2010". Billboard. May 25, 2010. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Best of 2010 - Top Country Albums". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  7. ^ "RIAA – Recording Industry Association of America". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
Preceded by
Fearless by Taylor Swift
Top Country Albums number-one album
February 21, 2009
Succeeded by
Fearless by Taylor Swift