Exactly one year since the release of Dierks Bentley‘s eighth studio album Black, the title-track reaches the top spot on the Mediabase radio chart today. Marking his 16th career No. One, the already GOLD-certified single is the third consecutive No. One off the “most fully-formed LP of his career” (TIME), and further illustrates Bentley’s depth and diversity as an artist as the smash hit follows the chart-topping PLATINUM certified and award winning hits “Somewhere On A Beach” and “Different For Girls.” BLACK serves as one of only two Country albums released since last May that has been certified GOLD while simultaneously spawning three certified songs by the RIAA.
“‘Every single we’ve put out this year has been a really important piece of the story of this album, but ‘Black’ is the one that’s really the cornerstone of the whole project, and it’s about my wife. Watching this one rise to the top of the chart is extra sweet,” said Bentley.
Country radio, music fans and critics alike recognize “Bentley is his own brand” (OC Register), as he continues to balance “robust record sales and heavy radio play with acclaim from even those critics who had seemed allergic to Nashville’s output in the past,” (Esquire) on his 2017 What the Hell World tour.
“Whatever trends come and go, Bentley will always be there as an anchor point for the genre.” – The Plain Dealer
“Bentley has solidified himself as one of Country’s most consistent stars, with No. One songs, platinum albums and high-profile tours.” – Baltimore Sun
“He’s after the out-of-the-box lyrics, the sounds that defy country conventions, ones that simultaneously look back to country’s outlaw past while forging ahead into new terrain.” – Hartford Courant
“At his shows, Dierks Bentley is always ready to take fans on a wild ride.” – Washington Post
“Had the audience singing along at top volume…working the crowd with the charismatic brand of showmanship that’s made him one of Country music’s most exciting entertainers” – Arizona Republic
Bentley’s 2017 What the Hell World tour with special guests Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi heads to the East Coast this weekend (Hartford, CT, 6/02, Mansfield, MA, 6/03, Holmdel, NJ, 6/04). For more information and a full list of tour dates, visit www.dierks.com.