Dierks to Bring MTV’s Revived Unplugged Series to CMT

“It’s fun to sometimes go back to just the idea you had to begin with.”

Younger music fans may not be familiar with MTV's Unplugged series, which began in the 1989-90 season and hosted some of music's top performers, including Eric Clapton, Mariah Carey, Pearl Jam and Nirvana, who stripped down their biggest hits and performed them in acoustic form on national television. The network has announced that they will revive the Unplugged fanchise, and Dierks Bentley will give one of the first performances on the series.

Dierks' performance is slated to air on CMT, though no airdate has been set just yet, according to Dierks' publicist.

The "Home" singer looks forward to taking some of his biggest hits back to their roots. “I love breaking my songs back down to their original acoustic foundation. When I write these songs by myself or with friends, we just use acoustic guitars," Dierks tells CountryWeekly.com via e-mail. "Then, in the studio we begin building the tracks and layering electric guitars, fiddle, steel guitar etc. . . . so, it's fun to sometimes go back to just the simple groove and idea you had to begin with. It should be some cool original content from CMT and something really cool for my fans.”

 

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