DIERKS BENTLEY’S “BURNING MAN” FEATURING BROTHERS OSBORNE EXPLODES AT COUNTRY RADIO TODAY
Already Praised by Critics as Bentley's “Most Affecting Song” (Rolling Stone), the New Single Off No. One Selling Ninth Studio Album THE MOUNTAIN Follows 17 Career Chart Toppers
Multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley's “Burning Man” (featuring Brothers Osborne) from his No. One selling album THE MOUNTAIN was released as his next single at Country radio today. “The hard-charging" (Newsday) track opens the album on a fiery-but-reflective note, fusing propulsive beats with booming vocals and guitars to describe the star– a restless spirit with his feet firmly on the ground. The "combustible new track" (Rolling Stone) follows his 17th career No. One “Woman, Amen” and implements “a rousing ode to middle-aged duality” (Paste).
"This song hits hard on so many levels for me and having Brothers Osborne be a part of it makes it even better,” said Bentley. "This has become one of my favorite moments in our live show and I can’t wait to see the crowds reaction over the rest of the summer.”
"A high-water mark for Bentley – his most affecting song since 2015's magnificent ‘Riser.' 'Burning Man' builds on that ballad's theme of evolution, as Bentley assesses his place in the world as a 40-something troubadour." - Rolling Stone
“A Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers-style rock song that ends with a banjo-guitar breakdown.” - Associated Press
“A dark and grungy collab about not losing your wild side as you mature." - Billboard
“Contains most of the elements that made him a star. The title is a reference to the notorious Nevada desert festival, but the lyrics act as a summation of Bentley’s appeal." - Kansas City Star
"The harmony the three men create during the song emphasizes the dichotomy so many men face." - CMT
"Ready for your perfect summer song? Bentley's 'Burning Man' is undoubtedly it. Frenetic and explosive.” - The Boot
Reaching a new creative high, Bentley co-wrote 10 of the album’s 13 tracks off his seventh chart-topping No. One album THE MOUNTAIN (Capitol Records Nashville), which earned him the highest debut sales of his career. Its "quality music with depth and sincerity” (NPR) is unified by themes of presence and positivity while ranging in style from textured rock to acoustic folk. The Arizona native has amassed nearly five 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.