Modern Day Drifter

Modern Day Drifter
Modern Day Drifter
Studio album by Dierks Bentley
Released May 10, 2005 (2005-05-10)
Genre Country
Length 42:53
Label Capitol Nashville
Producer Brett Beavers
Dierks Bentley chronology
Dierks Bentley
Modern Day Drifter
Long Trip Alone
Singles from Modern Day Drifter
  1. "Lot of Leavin' Left to Do"
    Released: January 11, 2005
  2. "Come a Little Closer"
    Released: July 18, 2005
  3. "Settle for a Slowdown"
    Released: January 24, 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Modern Day Drifter is the second album of country music singer Dierks Bentley. It was released May 10, 2005. His second album for Capitol Records Nashville, it produced three singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts: the #3 "Lot of Leavin' Left to Do", and the Number One hits "Come a Little Closer" and "Settle for a Slowdown". The album sold 1.3 million copies.[2]


Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Lot of Leavin' Left to Do"   Deric Ruttan, Brett Beavers, Dierks Bentley 4:32
2. "Come a Little Closer"   B. Beavers, Bentley 4:41
3. "Cab of My Truck"   B. Beavers, Mark Nesler, Bentley 3:39
4. "Settle for a Slowdown"   B. Beavers, Tony Martin, Bentley 3:43
5. "Domestic, Light and Cold"   B. Beavers, Bentley 4:00
6. "Good Things Happen"   Jamie Hartford 3:45
7. "Down on Easy Street"   B. Beavers, Steve Bogard, Bentley 3:30
8. "So So Long"   B. Beavers, Jim Beavers, Bentley 3:24
9. "Modern Day Drifter"   John Scott Sherrill, Wyatt Easterling 4:10
10. "Good Man Like Me" (featuring the Del McCoury Band) Del McCoury 3:07
11. "Gonna Get There Someday"   B. Beavers, Ruttan, Bentley 4:14

Chart performance


Chart (2005) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 6


Year Single Peak positions
US Country US
2005 "Lot of Leavin' Left to Do" 3 47
"Come a Little Closer" 1 31
2006 "Settle for a Slowdown" 1 42


Region Certification
Canada (Music Canada)[3] Gold
United States (RIAA)[4] Platinum


Del McCoury Band (on Track 10)

  • Mike Bub – upright bass
  • Jason Carter – fiddle
  • Del McCoury – acoustic guitar, background vocals
  • Rob McCoury – banjo
  • Ronnie McCoury – mandolin, background vocals
Preceded by
Delicious Surprise by Jo Dee Messina
Top Country Albums number-one album
May 28, 2005
Succeeded by
Honkytonk University by Toby Keith


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