Dierks Bentley's Inspiring 'Woman, Amen' Video Pays Tribute to Real-Life Mother-Daughter Duo (Exclusive)
By Sophie Schillaci
Dierks Bentley is giving thanks to some inspiring women.
In the new music video for his top 10 single "Woman, Amen," Bentley pays tribute to the Floyd Family, a real-life mother-daughter duo giving tirelessly to better the Nashville community. Directed by longtime collaborator Wes Edwards, the heart-tugging music video also includes performance footage set against a stunning Colorado landscape. See the exclusive premiere below.
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 with her single mom, Jennifer, they have overcome the odds and embraced a motto of "Always give your life's pennies away" by giving back in any way they can.
The Floyds have raised money for cancer research, prepared meals at homeless shelters, wrapped gifts for people in need, and distributed socks, shoes and backpacks filled with school supplies for elementary school students.
"Jennifer and Sydnee make everyone around them want to do more, to be better…it was an incredible honor for me to honor them," Bentley said 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, and they are really the ones who have inspired this music."
Later this month, Bentley will bring the Floyds as his special guests to WE Day, where he'll perform "Woman, Amen" at the world's largest youth empowerment event of its kind. WE Day is set for April 19 at The Forum in Los Angeles, California, with Bentley's performance set to be televised on Aug. 17 on ABC.
"Woman, Amen" is the first single off Bentley's forthcoming ninth studio album, The Mountain, due out later this year.
Bentley hinted at a mountain-themed album in an exclusive interview with ET's Certified Country last fall in Crater Lake, Oregon, just a week before he headed out to Colorado to write for the project.
"This year is one of those years where, you struggle so hard to make it -- the ups and downs, I've enjoyed all the ups and all the downs," he said of coming up with a theme for the album. "It's kinda like climbing a mountain or something, just trying to get to this spot. I feel like this year we got to it. We've been here, but this year really just felt real. I don't know, something about that journey. Not just musically, but in life or in love."
"I really try to make records that are like a book," he also noted. "I don't know if that's a sonic sound or is it a lyrical idea or is it a bigger theme? So this next one, I don't know, maybe it will have something to do with being out West and being in these mountains and exploring the outdoors." See the full interview below!
Later this year, Bentley will return to Colorado for his very own Seven Peaks Music Festival in Buena Vista, featuring additional performances from Miranda Lambert, Brothers Osborne, LANCO, Elle King, Del McCoury, Sam Bush and The Cadillac Three.
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