Dierks Bentley Strikes ‘Gold’ With 22nd No.1 Single

“Gold” is featured on the superstar’s recently released 10th studio album.


Lauren Jo Black

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May 2, 2023

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Dierks Bentley; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Dierks Bentley is celebrating his 22nd career No.1 this week as “Gold” claims the top spot on the Mediabase/Country Aircheck chart.

The energetic track is the lead single off Bentley’s 10th studio album, Gravel & Gold, released earlier this year. 

Throughout the song, which was co-written by Bentley alongside Luke Dick, Ross Copperman, Trent Dabbs and Ashley Gorley, the country star encourages listeners to look at life from a different perspective and to cherish life’s little moments. 

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“When we wrote ‘Gold,’ I wanted to write a song that captures the idea of enjoying the journey,” Bentley explained in a statement. “The reality is that there are a lot of rocky times that we all go through, but amongst all the tough stuff, when you look for the special moments it can change how you view the world. I know that’s a reminder I need for myself, so the fans and Country radio embracing it means a lot.”

The song is one of 14 tracks that appears on Bentley’s Gravel & Gold album. The project marks his 10th studio album and is a true celebration of the Arizona native’s 20-year career. It also highlights Bentley’s vast array of musical influences.  

Dierks Bentley - Gravel & Gold
Dierks Bentley – Gravel & Gold

“I wanted to make my 10th album something I could be like, Hey, this is me doing what I do, all the little things that I love about country music on one album, it’s not as greatest hits, but it’s a collection of, you know, my sound and my styles. And hopefully, the greatest I’ve done it before,” Bentley recently told Country Now and other outlets. “So the 10 thing ended up becoming a little bit of a theme for me as far as like trying to make it a collection of all those styles and sounds. Initially, I didn’t really know what to do with that 10th album. Like, so what? But then it started mattering more as it went on.” 

Additionally, “Gold” is the soundtrack for the new Chevy Colorado truck campaign and can be heard in the recently released TV spot. 

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Bentley will soon bring “Gold” and his other fan favorites to the road with the launch of his GRAVEL & GOLD Tour this summer. Kicking off on June 1 in Toronto, the trek will visit cities around North America through late August. 

Joining Dierks Bentley on the road will be Jordan Davis, Elle King, Tracy Lawrence, Tyler Braden, Caylee Hammack, Hot Country Knights, Kameron Marlowe, The Cadillac Three, The Red Clay Strays, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, Shane Smith & the Saints, Caitlyn Smith and Hailey Whitters on select dates. 

For additional information about Dierks Bentley’s GRAVEL & GOLD Tour, click HERE.

Dierks Bentley; Photo Provided
Dierks Bentley; Photo Provided


6/01 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
6/02 – Detroit, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
6/03 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
6/04 – Madison, IL – NASCAR Cup Series Race
6/16 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
6/17 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
6/22 – Gilford, NH – Bank of NH Pavilion
6/24 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
7/08 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
7/09 – Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Music Center
7/13 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
7/14 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
7/15 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
7/21 – Camdenton, MO – Ozarks Amphitheater
7/27 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
7/28 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
7/29 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
8/03 – Corning, CA – Rolling Hills Casino
8/04 – Lake Tahoe, NV – Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena
8/10 – Boise, ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
8/11 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
8/12 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
8/17 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/18 – San Diego, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
8/19 – Palm Springs, CA – Acrisure Arena
8/24 – Bend, OR – Hayden Homes Amphitheater
8/25 – Bend, OR – Hayden Homes Amphitheater
8/26 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre

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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.