It's time for Dierks Bentley to break out the champagne (okay, beer) and celebrate! The singer has earned his first No. 1 hit off his seventh studio album 'Riser,' as 'I Hold On' tops the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase radio charts.
Dierks Bentley has another hit on his hands! The singer's seventh studio album, 'Riser,' was unleashed onto the music scene just last week, but it's already landed the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Country Albums chart!
The first-ever Taste of Country Tropical Nights concert in the Riviera Maya included four top-notch country singers, a lot of sunshine, ample amounts of food and drink and a ton of gorgeous photo opps. Dierks Bentley, Jana Kramer, Billy Currington and Brantley Gilbert each headlined one night of the Feb. 23-27 party at the new Hard Rock Hotel, and it's clear the experience is one that will have fans buying return trips to Mexico next winter.
The sonic differences between ‘Riser’ and Dierks Bentley’s five previous studio albums (excluding ‘Up on the Ridge’) are subtle, but important. The Arizona-raised singer drops the rumbling, rambling, Bakersfield-inspired licks that made up many of his biggest hits and adds great lyrical depth.
Turning a personal tragedy into a hit record is tricky, and not just for all the normal reasons that it's difficult to make a song into a hit. Artists who write a great personal song may be hesitant to record it for months or years. Taste of Country writer Billy Dukes considers three powerful songs and three artists who dealt with the personal tragedies that inspired them in very different ways.
In the past 24 hours, Dierks Bentley released his latest album, Riser, gave his fans his email address (by accident), saw his album go to #1 on iTunes, and now even has his own version of "Flappy Bird".
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