By Annie Reuter
The film Dierks Bentley: Riser is now available in its entirety on the video-streaming service Hulu. According to a press release, it’s the first time a modern country artist has been featured on the service.
The film was directed by Wes Edwards and produced by Ruckus Films, and it follows the ups and downs of Bentley’s life and the Riser recording process.
“Every album, I have to give the fans a little more,” Bentley said during a Q&A at the New York film screening. “I know my hardcore fans are going to love this. I had that in mind the whole time.”
“The film was really uncomfortable, but in a good way,” Bentley admitted to Radio.com during an interview after the screening. He explained that while he had “final say” as to what showed up on screen, it was also important to “respect [the] art” of the filmmakers and keep some uncomfortable moments intact.
“It’s a new medium for me,” he said of the film, and “it’s hard for me to watch without alcohol.” His fans, though, “will love it,” he said. “I wouldn’t have any of this without them, so that’s what I tell myself as I’m watching it. That’s how I make it through.”