Bentley returns "Home" to number one
Monday, March 12, 2012
– Dierks Bentley scored his ninth career number one hit today as Home
takes the top spot on both the Billboard and Mediabase charts. Bentley nudged out Kenny Chesney's Reality.
The title track off Bentley's chart topping disc, also "Home," is also currently nominated for Song of the Year at the 47th Annual ACM Awards set to air April 1 on CBS at 8 p.m. Eastern.
"It's been so cool to see fans reacting to this song on the road...the idea of Home and what that means to different people has been really inspiring," said Bentley from tour in Australia. "I'm really proud to have written this song with my friends Brett Beavers and Dan Wilson, and it's extra special for me personally to be partof Dan's first number one hit on the country charts."
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