Label: Capitol Nashville
Dierks Bentley conjures up the joyful, carefree days of summer with his aptly titled five-song EP, Country & Cold Cans. The rocking "Tip It On Back" is off Bentley's 2012 album Home, but the other four tracks here are brand new. "Country and Cold Cans" is a celebratory slice of country, pairing off things that naturally go together: tan legs and cut-offs, guitars and six strings, country music and cold beer; the song's pounding pace even feels like a chase scene from The Dukes of Hazzard. "Back Porch," meanwhile, is a slow-burner that evokes the lazy days of summer.