03/12/2012

"Home" Goes #1 in the US

Dierks scored his 9th career number 1 song today with "Home," as it took the top spot on both the Billboard and Mediabase charts. 

"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 Dierks 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 No. one hit on the country charts!"

Take a look at some things critics had to say about "Home":

“It's a rarity in country music -- a song about America that manages to be clear-eyed and unsentimental, while remaining deeply patriotic and moving.” – Philadelphia Inquirer

“The title tune undergirds images of the USA that unify rather than divide with acoustic guitar, bell sounds, sonorous piano chords and Edge-like guitar patterns.” – USA Today

“The title track - his own - is a patriotic heart-warmer that bucks the expected flag-waving to embrace the strength of our country's differences.” – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Cinematic in its scope and unifying in its message, the secondsingle from Dierks’ forthcoming album succeeds at the difficult task of being patriotic without being overtly flag-waving. It is an anthem in the truest sense, full of chiming guitars and soaring choruses.” – Country Weekly

The title track is also nominated for Song of the Year at the 47th Annual ACM Awards, which will air April 1st on CBS at 8pm ET