The feat comes as The Mountain is released
Dierks Bentley earns his 17th career No. One single with “Woman, Amen” as its grateful message and anthemic chorus tops the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase/Country Aircheck singles charts this week. The lead single from his just-released ninth studio album The Mountain, the track “hits Bentley’s sweet spot: a big, contemporary-sounding radio hit that carries a deeper message” (Washington Post) while serving as a “shimmering song of devotion,” (Billboard).
“Making The Mountain with my fellow songwriters and musicians was such a creatively inspiring journey and it’s been so gratifying to share the culmination of that effort with the fans in the last few days,” says Bentley. “To see people genuinely connecting with the music in the way they have is the ultimate reward. Thank you to my collaborators and thank you to the fans for opening their hearts to this album. I love that these songs are making good traveling companions.”
Reaching a new creative high, Bentley co-wrote ten of the album’s thirteen new tracks that are unified by themes of presence and positivity, and range in style from textured rock to acoustic folk, feeling both rooted and expansive at the same time. The Arizona native has amassed more than one billion digital streams, countless additional nominations from the ACM, CMA and Billboard Music Awards while earning 13 GRAMMY nominations – including at least one stemming from each of his last six albums. Bentley will continue to bring an “energy-packed atmosphere” (Washington Post) to venues and amphitheaters on his 2018 Mountain High Tour throughout the summer.
This Labor Day, Bentley will play host to his inaugural Seven Peaks Music Festival in Buena Vista, CO. The first year will offer one of the most eclectic lineups of 2018, previously revealing friends Miranda Lambert, Brothers Osborne, Elle King, LANCO, Del McCoury, Sam Bush and The Cadillac Three as the first announced artists to play, as well as recent additions to the main stage including Dan + Shay and just revealed acts Lucie Silvas and Kiefer Sutherland. The event kicks off August 31st with Hot Country Night featuring performances by Clint Black, Sawyer Brown, Terri Clark, David Lee Murphy and special guest Bentley’s own Hot Country Knights.
Bentley recently launched his lifestyle collection, Desert Son, with Flag & Anthem. The initial spring offering features primarily men’s items including vintage-washed tees, raglans, hoodies and hats along with a handful of women’s tees. Desert Son will continue to roll-out with 2018 Summer and Fall assortments including button-down shirts, knit tops, denim and jackets.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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