Dierks Bentley Notches 20th No.1 Single with ‘Gone’

Dierks Bentley is celebrating an impressive career milestone this week with the news of his 20th No.1 single.  His latest…


Lauren Jo Black

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June 28, 2021


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Dierks Bentley is celebrating an impressive career milestone this week with the news of his 20th No.1 single. 

His latest hit, “Gone,” reached the top of the Mediabase/Country Aircheck Singles chart and Bentley admits he’s in disbelief over the accomplishment. 

“I really can’t believe I have 20 No. Ones at Country radio,” the superstar shared in a statement. “I still remember the bar I played in Texas when I found out that ‘What Was I Thinking’ was going to be my first No. One. It’s a great feeling that only gets better with each song that goes to the top. I am so appreciative of Country radio for all the support they have given me from the beginning…it’s been a great ride.”

Bentley also took to Instagram to share his excitement. 


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Released in late October, “Gone” serves as the lead single from Bentley’s forthcoming album. The clever heartbreak anthem was written by Nicolle Galyon, Ben Johnson and Niko Moon and produced by David Garcia.

“Because I didn’t write [the song], I can brag on it. It’s just really well-written. It’s catchy. It’s fun. It’s metaphorical about what’s happening right now,” Bentley previously shared. “It feels a little bit like some stuff we’ve had out in the past, but it’s new territory in other ways.”

Fans can catch Dierks Bentley on his 2021 Beers On Me Tour, featuring special guests Riley Green and Parker McCollum, beginning August 13. 

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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.