Long Trip Alone

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Long Trip Alone
Studio album by Dierks Bentley
Released October 17, 2006 (2006-10-17)
Genre Country
Length 40:15
Label Capitol Nashville
Producer Brett Beavers
Dierks Bentley chronology
Modern Day Drifter
Long Trip Alone
Greatest Hits/Every Mile a Memory 2003–2008
Singles from Long Trip Alone
  1. "Every Mile a Memory"
    Released: July 17, 2006
  2. "Long Trip Alone"
    Released: November 13, 2006
  3. "Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)"
    Released: June 4, 2007
  4. "Trying to Stop Your Leaving"
    Released: January 28, 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Slant 3.5/5 stars[2]

Long Trip Alone is the third studio album of country music singer Dierks Bentley. It was released October 17, 2006 (see 2006 in country music). His third album for Capitol Records Nashville, it has produced four singles to date on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts: "Every Mile a Memory", the title track, "Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)", and "Trying to Stop Your Leaving". Of these, both the first and third singles became Number One hits, while the second reached No. 10 and the fourth peaked at No. 5. Brett Beavers, his producer, helped Bentley co-write all of the songs on the album.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Every Mile a Memory" Brett Beavers, Steve Bogard, Dierks Bentley 3:52
2. "Can't Live It Down" B. Beavers, Bentley, Tony Martin 3:23
3. "Long Trip Alone" B. Beavers, Steve Bogard, Bentley 3:43
4. "That Don't Make It Easy Loving Me" B. Beavers, Deric Ruttan, Bentley 4:09
5. "Soon as You Can" B. Beavers, Bentley, Martin 4:00
6. "Trying to Stop Your Leaving" B. Beavers, Jim Beavers, Bentley 3:38
7. "Hope for Me Yet" B. Beavers, Bentley, Martin 2:56
8. "The Heaven I'm Headed To" Paul Nelson, B. Beavers, Bentley 4:31
9. "Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)" B. Beavers, Bentley, Rob Harrington, Rod Janzen 3:19
10. "Band of Brothers" B. Beavers, J. Beavers, Bentley 3:44
11. "Prodigal Son's Prayer" (featuring The Grascals) B. Beavers, Ruttan, Bentley 2:53


Chart performance[edit]


Chart (2006) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 5


Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US CAN
2006 "Every Mile a Memory" 1 48
"Long Trip Alone" 10 66
2007 "Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)" 1 46 59
2008 "Trying to Stop Your Leaving" 5 73
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
Preceded by
Take the Weather with You by Jimmy Buffett
Top Country Albums number-one album
November 4–10, 2006
Succeeded by
Songs of Inspiration by Alabama


Region Certification
United States (RIAA)[3] Gold


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Long Trip Alone review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ Keefe, Jonathan. "Dierks Bentley: Long Trip Alone". Slant. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  3. ^ "American album certifications – Dierks Bentley – Long Trip Alone". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH