Gratitude-filled “Living” peaks at country radio, marking three consecutive No. 1’s
Current three-time CMA nominee Dierks Bentley takes “Living” to the top of the Mediabase/Country Aircheck Singles chart, Billboard’s Country Airplay chart and the Canadian Country Airplay Chart this week, notching 19 career No. 1 singles. The third consecutive chart-topper from Bentley’s ninth studio album The Mountain, “Living” radiates with a universal message and poignant lyrics reflective of Bentley’s own personal journey to appreciate even the little things.
“‘Living’ has always been the core of The Mountain to me,” states Bentley. “It started as this joke between the band and me about how little ‘living’ we were actually doing during the daytime hours before our shows. It grew into a perspective shift that completely shaped how I choose to live life. It’s been an incredible year full of special moments on and off the stage, and I believe this song has helped me have more presence and gratitude for all of them.”
“Living” follows the back-to-back No. 1’s “Burning Man” and “Woman, Amen” off The Mountain, and continues to resonates with fans and critics for its contagious and “be-in-the-moment energy” (Entertainment Weekly).
Pegged as “one of country music’s most enviable brands, equal parts affability and authenticity” (Forbes), Bentley continues to be a dominant voice for the genre with over 6.4 billion overall digital streams. Reaching a new creative high while “making music designed to challenge” (New York Times), Bentley co-wrote 10 of 13 tracks on TThe Mountain, which earned him the highest debut sales of his career and became his seventh chart-topping album. Bentley has amassed countless nominations from the ACMs, CMAs, Billboard Music Awards, and GRAMMYs while being currently nominated for CMA “Male Vocalist of the Year,” “Single of the Year” and “Music Video of the Year.” He has created professional endeavors outside of the music with his Flag & Anthem partnership creating the exclusive lifestyle collection, Desert Son, along with his Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row franchise hosting four locations across the country.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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