Dierks Bentley Earns 19th Chart-Topping Single

Dierks Bentley has a lot to celebrate this week as his latest single, “Living,” is sitting atop not one, not…


Lauren Jo Black

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September 23, 2019


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Dierks Bentley; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Dierks Bentley has a lot to celebrate this week as his latest single, “Living,” is sitting atop not one, not two, but THREE charts!

Making its way to No.1 on the Mediabase/Country Aircheck Singles chart, Billboard’s Country Airplay chart and the Canadian Country Airplay Chart, “Living” marks Bentley’s 19th career No.1.

“‘Living’ has always been the core of The Mountain to me,” said Bentley. “It started as this joke between the band and me about how little ‘living’ we were actually doing during the daytime hours before our shows. It grew into a perspective shift that completely shaped how I choose to live life. It’s been an incredible year full of special moments on and off the stage, and I believe this song has helped me have more presence and gratitude for all of them.”

“Living” is the third consecutive No.1 single off his latest album, The Mountain. It follows the success of “Burning Man” and “Woman, Amen.”

Dierks Bentley is currently nominated for three CMA Awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.