He'd been teasing the announcement with video clips of him walking through the woods and then standing on a mountain.
Dierks and his songwriting friends sequestered themselves in a home in Telluride, Colorado to write for the album. He returned to Telluride with his band to make the record.
He says, “Obviously, the songs were written and recorded in the mountains. 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.”
Dierks will discuss the album live on all social media platforms today (Wednesday) at 1:00 p.m. [ET].
No word on the exact release date.