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9. Dierks Bentley, "I Hold On"

Riser, the seventh studio album from Bentley, was created in the midst of a series of life-altering circumstances for the singer-songwriter, not the least of which was his father's death. In "I Hold On," which he wrote with Brett James, Bentley explains that the things he holds onto are the things he believes in – "my faith, your love [and] our freedom" – but what he's really trying to keep hold of, it seems, are the special memories between a boy and his dad, which is why he won't give up that old pickup (a 1994 Chevy he still drives today) or guitar.

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