06/18/2018

DIERKS BENTLEY’S THE MOUNTAIN ASCENDS TO NO. ONE ON THE BILLBOARD COUNTRY ALBUMS CHART THIS

WEEK MARKING HIS SEVENTH CAREER NO. ONE DEBUT

Bentley “Has Crafted A Country Gem” As Critics’ First Impressions Continue to Validate his “Stellar” Ninth Studio Album

Multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley scores the No. One position on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart this week with his critically acclaimed THE MOUNTAIN (Capitol Records Nashville), after moving over 102,000 units in total consumption. His seventh chart-topping No. One album marks the highest debut sales of his career. Reaching a new creative high, Bentley co-wrote 10 of the album’s 13 new tracks that are unified by themes of presence and positivity while ranging in style from textured rock to acoustic folk, including his recent 17th career No. One “Woman, Amen."

THE MOUNTAIN’s "great, quality music with depth and sincerity" (NPR, All Songs Considered) has been at the forefront of critics’ mind since its release as Bentley “drove home the idea of an album as a complete body of work," (Rolling Stone).

“His stellar ninth LP…marks one of the most joyful, brazen, and cohesive collections of his career." - Entertainment Weekly

"A star who found the peak by charting his own path." - CBS News

"THE MOUNTAIN offers plenty of evidence that whatever creative spirit Bentley felt in Telluride last year, it was real and vibrant and fertile. Across these 13 songs, he sounds refreshed, enlightened and ready for another however many years as a bright spot in mainstream country music." - Paste

"Make no mistake, this is a record – not a collection of songs or singles. That's just not how Bentley does things." - Rolling Stone

"The best representation of all his skills, from being a true fan of acoustic instruments like the mandolin and banjo, to raising a glass to his partying crowds and delivering arena-sized anthems." - Associated Press

"Nothing and no one can get in his way." - Elle Magazine

“THE MOUNTAIN is a bit heavier, more contemplative and — surprise — completely devoid of ditties. Yet it is not without its joyful moments, and a positive spirit imbues the tracks." - Billboard

"Bentley has crafted a country gem here." - Asbury Park Press

"Over the last 15 years, Dierks Bentley has built a reputation as an authentic artist who often takes fearless stylistic detours with his music. He continues that journey with THE MOUNTAIN." - Music Row

"Bentley moves so effortlessly between radio-friendly country, bluegrass and rock on his new album that his skill becomes impressive and his serenity becomes contagious. Bentley seems unflappable as he tackles a variety of styles and topics, from the seductive 'Nothing on But the Stars' to the good-natured breakup in 'Goodbye in Telluride.'" - Newsday

"He’s making great, quality music with depth and sincerity…it’s music for grown ups and for people dealing with the stuff grown ups deal with. Marriage, family, kids, work, the feeling that you’ve lived maybe half your life and what’s going to happen in the second half and that’s what this record is about, in a very joyful way.” - NPR

"Echoes the inspiring majesty of the Rockies. The Mumford & Sons-esque 'Woman, Amen' abounds with energy, while Brothers Osborne add flair to the rollicking 'Burning Man.' The simmering title-track and the rootsy, jubilant standout 'Travelin' Light’ exude organic authenticity." - PEOPLE

"The result is a project informed by the weight of 2017 but filled with gratitude for life and what lies ahead. Sonically, it’s a compelling marriage of contemporary and bluegrass sounds." - The Tennessean

“Mature songs about life...Bentley finds peace on THE MOUNTAIN.” - USA Today

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. For more information and a list of upcoming tour dates click here.