I will be honest here; I really don’t know how much more I can say about our Music Video Monday artist, Dierks Bentley that you already are not aware of. The award winning singer songwriter has a storied career which garnered 11 Grammy nominations, a string of No. 1 hits, millions of albums sold and the honor of becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry. His song “Riser” is a true testimony of enduring the toughness of life and how one can fight hard to overcome the obstacles.
The video is a true story following the struggles of a formerly homeless mother of two named Amy as she rebuilds her life. With the help of Nashville non-profit Safe Haven Family Shelter, Amy was able to receive critical education; support and guidance that helped her make a successful return into her own home.
“I really wanted this video to reflect the ‘risers’ among us,” said Bentley. “So, when it came to casting, it was important to me that the storyline follow something real – no acting. The first thing I thought when I met Amy was you would have never known that she had been living out of her car with two kids and nowhere to go. Hearing her story is such a solid example that there are people we pass all around us every day who are going through tough times. It’s dedicated to all the ‘Risers.'”
These videos give hope to those who find themselves in need of help on desperate roads in their lives. Thanks to Dierks for going the extra mile.