Dierks Bentley’s new song “Hold The Light” is the featured song in the Only The Brave, and while working on the movie has been a “great process” the actual project has a deeper meaning for the musician.
Only The Brave centers on the Granite Mountain Hotshots, an elite unit of firefighters who battled a devastating wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona. Dierks Bentley organized a benefit concert in 2013 which raised over $476,000 for the families of the 19 firefighters who lost their lives in the incident.
“I think the idea of ‘Hold The Light’ – what I love about it is it’s not immediately apparent,” said Bentley, who’s an Arizona native. “When you see the movie and you hear the song – there’s so much darkness in this kind of loss. Nineteen people in a community like this . . . but the positivity of this movie – this movie is so inspiring in a way. And I think it is the idea of the hope of (holding) the light – (to) find what’s positive. Find that hope and use that for strength to get through your own personal battle.”
Click on the media bar below to hear Bentley discuss why working on Only The Brave was the most “meaningful” thing he’s ever been a part of (Bentley mentions firefighter Brendan McDonough in the clip):
Starring Miles Teller and Taylor Kitsch, Only The Brave opens October 20 via Sony Pictures.