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Dierks Bentley Scores 19th Career No. 1 With ‘Living’

This country star sure knows how to write a hit!

Written by Drew Pearce
Dierks Bentley Scores 19th Career No. 1 With ‘Living’
Dierks Bentley; Photo Credit: Jim Wright

Dierks Bentley has a pretty good reason to celebrate right now with “Living,” the third single off his album The Mountain, topping the Billboard Country Airplay, Mediabase/Country Aircheck Singles and Canadian Country Airplay charts this week.

The track is the third consecutive single off Bentley’s ninth studio album to hit the peak position and is the 19th No. 1 in his overall career.

The Arizona native took to Instagram to celebrate the achievement with a funny video of his 5-year-old son, Knox.


“’Living’ has always been the core of ‘The Mountain’ to me,” Bentley said in a press release. “It started out as this joke between the band and me about how little ‘living’ we were actually doing during the daytime hour before our shows, and it grew into a perspective shift that completely shaped how I choose to live life.”

Along with winning the ACM Award for Music Event of the Year earlier in 2019, Bentley is currently nominated in three categories for the 2019 CMA Awards: Male Vocalist of the Year, Single of the Year, and Music Video of the Year.

“It’s been an incredible year full of special moments on and off the stage, and I believe this song [“Living”] has helped me have more presence and gratitude for all of them,” he shared.