Dierks Bentley Scores 20th No. 1 Single With ‘Gone’

by Clayton Edwards
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 Dierks Bentley started his career with a chart-topping hit back in 2003. His debut single “What Was I Thinkin’,” went to number one and set the tone for his career. Since then, his singles have topped the charts eighteen more times. Tracks like “Feel that Fire,” “I Hold On,” and “Drunk on a Plane,” have kept him in heavy rotation on country radio. Today, he can add one more chart-topper to that list. His latest single, “Gone,” has officially hit number one on the Mediabase chart.

Check out the official music video for Dierks Bentley’s twentieth career number one below. Then, we’ll talk a little more about the song.

“Gone,” boasts an impressive writing team. Nicolle Galyon, Ben Johnson, and Niko Moon co-penned the track. Then, Dierks Bentley added his signature gritty vocals to the track. Mix all that together with a powerful groove and you have the recipe for an unstoppable hit song.

Lyrically, the song is about a guy falling apart after his girl left him. It’s well-trodden ground in the world of country music. However, Dierks Bentley makes this old hat feel fresh. Furthermore, “Gone,” might be the most upbeat song about being heartbroken I’ve ever heard. Give it a listen and you’ll see why it’s sitting at the top of the Mediabase chart.

Dierks Bentley on His 20th Number One Hit

In a press release from his label, Dierks Bentley talked about how it feels to have his twentieth number-one single. With multiple Platinum records and so many other chart-toppers, you would think he would be used to the buzz by now. However, you’d be wrong. “I really can’t believe I have 20 No. Ones at country radio,” he said after getting the news. He went on to say that he still remembers the bar he was playing in Texas when he heard his debut single had topped the chart.

Dierks added, “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.” He concluded, “It’s been a great ride.”

See Dierks Perform “Gone” Live

If you want to hear Dierks Bentley perform, “Gone,” live, you’re in luck. His Beers on Me tour kicks off on August 13th in Salt Lake City, Utah. He won’t be alone, though. Dierks is bringing Riley Green and Parker McCollum along for the ride.

If you really want to catch Dierks Bentley live, hold off until Labor Day Weekend. Then, you can head to Buena Vista, Colorado for his Seven Peaks Music Festival. The three-day shindig hosts a killer lineup of some of the brightest stars in the country music sky. You can catch Old Crow Medicine Show, Clay Walker, Ingrid Andres, Pam Tillis, Mark Chesnutt, Keith Urban, and many more. Head over to Bentley’s website and get your tickets for the tour or the festival right now.