Leading into the release of his eighth studio album BLACK (Capitol Records Nashville) multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley is giving fans behind the scenes access into the making of the album with “Apple Music Presents: Journey Into Black.”

Each episode of this revealing four-part series will explore the meaning behind some of the songs that are particularly special to Bentley. Episode 1: “BLACK” is available now and focuses on the album’s title track, a song that Bentley has said “captures the vulnerable idea of love and its darker shadows.”

Additional episodes will be available over the next two weeks and will explore Bentley’s current two-week No. One GOLD hit “Somewhere On A Beach” (5/20), along with the first listen to “All The Way To Me” (5/24) and “Different For Girls” featuring Elle King (5/27).

To watch “Apple Music Presents: Journey Into Black” go to: applemusic.com/dierksbentley

BLACK is now available for pre-order at iTunes.com/dierksbentley

“BLACK explores so many different sides of relationships…at it’s most powerful and most crazy,” shared Bentley. “Love has a hold on all of us and will lead you down some crazy paths. I am very appreciative to be able to work with Apple and their original content team to pull back more layers of the record and give the fans an inside look into how it all came together.”

Bentley continues to dominate country radio with “Somewhere On A Beach,” as it holds the No. One spot on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase radio charts for a second consecutive week. The infectious track recently earned GOLD status by the RIAA ahead of the album’s release and serves as the fastest rising single of his career.

Bentley “tackles relationships from all angles” (Associated Press) with BLACK as the 13-track project is “unlike anything fans have heard from Bentley” (Entertainment Weekly). The singer just launched his 40-city 2016 SOMEWHERE ON A BEACH TOUR with Randy Houser, Cam and Tucker Beathard last week and will bring this summer’s “top must-see” (The Plain Dealer) show to Cleveland, OH (5/20), Chicago, IL (5/21) and Detroit, MI (5/22).

For more information on the new album, upcoming appearances and tour dates, visit www.dierks.com.