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Long Trip Alone is the third studio album by American country music singer Dierks Bentley. It was released October 17, 2006 via Capitol Records Nashville. The song produced four singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts: "Every Mile a Memory", the title track, "Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)", and "Trying to Stop Your Leaving". All singles went to the Top 10 on the chart. "Ever Mile a Memory" and "Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)" both reached number one, the title track peaked at number 10, and "Trying to Stop Your Leaving" went to number 5. Brett Beavers, Bentley’s producer, helped Bentley co-write all of the songs on the album. The album peaked at number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums chart and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Long Trip Alone
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 17, 2006 (2006-10-17)
LabelCapitol Nashville
ProducerBrett Beavers
Dierks Bentley chronology
Modern Day Drifter
Long Trip Alone
Greatest Hits/Every Mile a Memory 2003–2008
Singles from Long Trip Alone
  1. "Every Mile a Memory"
    Released: July 17, 2006
  2. "Long Trip Alone"
    Released: November 13, 2006
  3. "Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)"
    Released: June 4, 2007
  4. "Trying to Stop Your Leaving"
    Released: January 28, 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Slant3.5/5 stars[2]


Track listingEdit

1."Every Mile a Memory"Brett Beavers, Steve Bogard, Dierks Bentley3:52
2."Can't Live It Down"B. Beavers, Bentley, Tony Martin3:23
3."Long Trip Alone"B. Beavers, Steve Bogard, Bentley3:43
4."That Don't Make It Easy Loving Me"B. Beavers, Deric Ruttan, Bentley4:09
5."Soon as You Can"B. Beavers, Bentley, Martin4:00
6."Trying to Stop Your Leaving"B. Beavers, Jim Beavers, Bentley3:38
7."Hope for Me Yet"B. Beavers, Bentley, Martin2:56
8."The Heaven I'm Headed To"Paul Nelson, B. Beavers, Bentley4:31
9."Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)"B. Beavers, Bentley, Rob Harrington, Rod Janzen3:19
10."Band of Brothers"B. Beavers, J. Beavers, Bentley3:44
11."Prodigal Son's Prayer" (featuring The Grascals)B. Beavers, Ruttan, Bentley2:53


  • Dierks Bentley- lead vocals
  • Steve Brewster- drums
  • Jimmy Carter- bass guitar
  • J.T. Corenflos- electric guitar
  • Terry Eldredge- acoustic guitar and background vocals on "Prodigal Son's Prayer
  • Rob Harrington- bass guitar on "Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)"
  • Aubrey Haynie- fiddle
  • Inmates at Charles Bass Correctional Complex- foot stomping on "Prodigal Son's Prayer"
  • Rod Janzen- electric guitar on "Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)"
  • Jamie Johnson- vocals on "Prodigal Son's Prayer"
  • Jimmy Mattingly- fiddle on "Prodigal Son's Prayer"
  • Steve Misamore- drums on "Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)"
  • Gary Morse- lap steel guitar, pedal steel guitar
  • Danny Roberts- mandolin on "Prodigal Son's Prayer"
  • Tim Sargeant- pedal steel guitar on "Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)"
  • Terry Smith- upright bass on "Pridigal Son's Prayer"
  • Bryan Sutton- banjo, bouzouki, acoustic guitar, mandolin
  • David Talbot- banjo on "Prodigal Son's Prayer"
  • Russell Terrell- background vocals

Chart performanceEdit


Chart (2006) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 5


Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US CAN
2006 "Every Mile a Memory" 1 48
"Long Trip Alone" 10 66
2007 "Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)" 1 46 59
2008 "Trying to Stop Your Leaving" 5 73
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


Region Certification
United States (RIAA)[3] Gold


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Long Trip Alone review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 2, 2011.
  2. ^ Keefe, Jonathan. "Dierks Bentley: Long Trip Alone". Slant. Retrieved July 2, 2011.
  3. ^ "American album certifications – Dierks Bentley – Long Trip Alone". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.