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Dierks Bentley’s 15 Sexiest Songs

From the playful “What Was I Thinkin'” to carnal “Black”

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Dierks Bentley's 'Black' is an album centered around relationships.

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Whether he’s ogling a “little white tank top” in his passenger seat or laying his lady down on a “bed of sweet surrender,” Dierks Bentley has a way with sexy words. Sure, the country star is known for his beer-soaked party songs, but he has far from pigeonholed himself as just a good-time guy. In fact, eight studio albums into his career, Bentley has created quite the sensitive — and sensual — soundtrack for a romantic party for two. As we count down to the May 27th release of the singer-songwriter’s new album, Black — with its track list of tunes about relationships — we sweat through the most seductive songs of his catalog.

Apple Music has created a playlist to accompany our list of sexy Dierks Bentley songs. Listen to all 15 tracks here, or scroll below.

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“Draw Me a Map”

Bentley is lost. Literally. While mandolins, fiddles and acoustic guitars twang in the background, he sings to a long-gone lover, hoping against hope that she'll allow him back into her good graces. "Draw me a map that leads me back to you," goes the lonely refrain, featuring harmony vocals from bluegrass queen Alison Krauss.

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“Settle for a Slowdown”

Like a clip from a Nicholas Sparks film, "Settle for a Slowdown" opens with a rain-soaked Bentley standing in the middle of the road, watching his lover drive away. He knows she's gone for good, but he can't help squinting into the distance, hoping to see something — a brake light, maybe — to indicate some sort of hesitation on her part. "I keep looking for the slightest sign that you might miss what you left behind," he admits during the song's chorus.

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 03: Musician Dierks Bentley performs onstage during the 2nd Annual National Concert Day presented by Live Nation at Irving Plaza on May 3, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Live Nation)

“Pretty Girls”

Bentley and his buddies hit up a dive bar during two-for-one night, looking to enjoy a little people-watching. There's no posturing, no pick-up lines, no macho-man swagger in this Riser deep cut — just genuine appreciation for the titular "Pretty Girls" who drink just as hard as the boys. "You can't beat this view," Bentley admits, while the band kicks into an appropriately lazy groove behind him.

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