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Bentley goes crazy for number 1

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 – Dierks Bentley celebrates his 10th career char topper as an artist and songwriter today as 5-1-5-0, tops both the Billboard and Mediabase charts.

Bentley takes over for Eli Young Band's Even If It Breaks Your Heart. The chart will be officially out on Thursday.

"I have to admit, it's been a 5150 kinda summer," said Bentley. "The tailgating before shows has been turned up a notch, and the fans are ready to get crazy. You can't ever take for granted the power of a fun, uptempo song that isn't meant for anything other than kicking off a party. I'll also never take for granted having 10 number 1 hits on country radio...those guys and the fans have given me an unbelievable career so far."

The song is the third consecutive chart-topping hit off Bentley's "Home." Fans can catch Bentley on E!'s new show "Opening Act" tonight at 10 p.m. eastern when he surprises Kylie Morgan, a 16-year-old singer/songwriter from Oklahoma. From country music's historic Grand Ole Opry, Bentley mentors the aspiring artist and helps her prepare to open a concert for fellow country artist Jason Aldean.

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Riser CD review - Riser
Change was in store for Dierks Bentley when it came to recording his seventh album, "Riser." On the personal front, he lost his father and added to his family, clearly affecting the subject matter of his latest. On the musical front, he traded long-time producer Brett Beavers, producer of every disc except "Up on the Ridge," for Ross Copperman, who has enjoyed more success as a writer, including several previous tracks for Bentley. Bentley embraces current trends in country »»»
Up on the Ridge CD review - Up on the Ridge
Dierks Bentley takes a left, turn, sort of, on his fifth studio disc. Bentley has built a solid reputation as a country artist with a slew of hits and catchy songs with edge. But here, Bentley goes bluegrass or at least 12 songs steeped in that sound. This is nothing new for Bentley, who previously has recorded bluegrass songs. Much to his credit, Bentley does not come off as a dilettante, but, instead, someone who feels comfortable with the music from the lead-off title track to the closing sad »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: With or without band, Isbell satisfies – Usually, when an artist performs without his regular backing band, it becomes about mathematics of subtraction. That artist is armed with far fewer artistic weapons at his/her disposal, after all. In Jason Isbell's case, though, when he performed with just his wife and fiddler Amanda Shires, it was more about substitution than subtraction.... »»»
Concert Review: Grammy nominations aside, Yola, Kiah are the real deal – Grammy nominations do not make the artist, but Yola and opener Amythyst Kiah underscored time and again on this night that the honors were well deserved. In fact, Yola and Kiah's other group, Our Native Daughters, are nominated in the same category - Best American Roots. Yola has three other nominations as well. The clear winners... »»»
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