01/28/2019

DIERKS BENTLEY BLAZES TO TOP OF COUNTRY RADIO TODAY WITH 18TH CAREER NO. ONE “BURNING MAN”

Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley earns his 18th No. One single with “Burning Man” (featuring Brothers Osborne) today as the fiery-but-reflective track tops the Mediabase/Country Aircheck singles charts this week. Serving as the second consecutive chart topper from Bentley's ninth studio album THE MOUNTAIN, "his most affecting song” (Rolling Stone) inspired his 2019 BURNING MAN TOUR that will continue with shows this week in Canada, before returning stateside for the kickoff of the US leg on Thursday (1/31) in Spokane, WA.

“I felt an authentic connection to this song the first time I heard and my attachment to it has only strengthened night after night as I watch our fans connect with it. It is as much their song as it is mine...we all face that push and pull of who we are as people. As always, I’m very grateful to Country Radio for continuing to help share this journey.”

With his "youthful, bluegrass-influenced angle on rocking country" (Vulture), Bentley is known to showcase music "that resists Music Row’s standard-issue gloss" (New York Times). The "scorching"(Esquire) single is no exception and showcases how "Bentley releases the most thoughtful, complete collections in Country music" (USA Today).

"Bentley’s questioning of his relationship to the world and his place in it serves as a through-line on such songs as the wistful 'Burning Man,' where he’s balancing his fading youth with growing responsibilities." - Billboard

"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

"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

Bentley "is always ready to take fans on a wild ride” (Washington Post) with his “rowdy live show”(Rolling Stone) as his 2019 BURNING MAN TOUR "does not disappoint” (Winnipeg Free Press) with special guests Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes and the Hot Country Knights. He will roll through the West Coast ahead of returning to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena in February (2/22) where he made his sold-out headlining debut in 2016. 

Upcoming 2019 BURNING MAN TOUR Dates:
1/28/19    Kelowna, BC - Prospera Place
1/29/19    Vancouver, BC - Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
1/31/19    Spokane, WA - Spokane Arena
2/01/19    Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
2/02/19    Eugene, OR - Matthew Knight Arena
2/14/19    Ontario, CA - Citizens Business Bank Arena
2/15/19    Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center
2/16/19    Reno, NV - Reno Events Center
2/21/19    Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena
2/22/19    Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
2/23/19    Columbia, MO - Mizzou Arena
2/28/19    Sioux Falls, SD - Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
3/01/19    Wichita, KS - INTRUST Bank Arena
3/02/19    Omaha, NE - CHI Health Center Omaha
3/07/19    Moline, IL - TaxSlayer Center
3/08/19    Duluth, MN - AMSOIL Arena
3/09/19    Grand Forks, ND - Alerus Center
3/28/19    Toledo, OH - Huntington Center
3/29/19    Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
3/30/19    Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena

Bentley "has built a reputation as an authentic artist who often takes fearless stylistic detours with his music" (Music Row) and continues to be a dominant voice for the genre with over 8.6 billion overall digital streams. Reaching a new creative high as a co-writer on 10 of 13 tracks off THE MOUNTAIN (Capitol Records Nashville), Bentley earned the highest debut sales of his career as the record now boasts over 245 million streams. Critics continue to applaud his seventh chart-topping album as it was featured as one of “2018 Best Albums” by EsquireUSA TodayRolling StoneThe Tennessean and more, while it was one of the only Country albums on Billboard’s all-genre year end list. Bentley has amassed countless nominations from the  ACMs, CMAs, Billboard Music Awards and more, while earning 13 GRAMMY nominations. For more information, visit www.dierks.com.