Dierks Bentley scores his 18th Number One single this week with “Burning Man” featuring Brothers Osborne. The collaboration tops the Mediabase/Country Aircheck singles chart, and is the second consecutive chart topper from Dierks’ ninth studio album, The Mountain.
He said, “I felt an authentic connection to this song the first time I heard and my attachment to it has only strengthened night after night as I watch our fans connect with it. It is as much their song as it is mine . . . we all face that push and pull of who we are as people. As always, I’m very grateful to Country Radio for continuing to help share this journey.”
Dierks tells us he knew that his labelmates and friends John and TJ Osborne were the perfect fit for “Burning Man”: “I’m a huge fan of those guys. They’re friends. We play in a side band together, a ‘90s country cover band called the Hot Country Knights with a K for anyone who wants to look us up. So, we’re just pals, and it’s like this song feels like something that they would sing, you know? It feels like if they’d got this one before I did, they probably would’ve cut it. It was so easy. I just called ‘em up and sent the song and got a huge ‘Yes’ back from both of them right away. They came into the studio like two days later. It was just a great hang.”
Dierks continues his Burning Man Tour this week, wrapping up his Canadian run tonight (Tuesday, January 29th) in Vancouver. He kicks off the U.S. leg on Thursday (January 31st) in Spokane, WA.