Dierks Bentley scores the No. One position on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart this week with his critically acclaimed “The Mountain”, after moving over 102,000 units in total consumption.
His seventh chart-topping No. One album marks the highest debut sales of his career. Reaching a new creative high, Bentley co-wrote 10 of the album’s 13 new tracks that are unified by themes of presence and positivity while ranging in style from textured rock to acoustic folk, including his recent 17th career No. One “Woman, Amen.”
The Mountain’s “great, quality music with depth and sincerity“(NPR, All Songs Considered) has been at the forefront of critics’ mind since its release as Bentley “drove home the idea of an album as a complete body of work,” (Rolling Stone).
The Arizona native has amassed more than one billion digital streams, countless additional nominations from the ACM, CMA and Billboard Music Awards while earning 13 Grammy nominations…including at least one stemming from each of his last six albums. Bentley will continue to bring an “energy-packed atmosphere” (Washington Post) to venues and amphitheaters on his “2018 Mountain High Tour” throughout the summer.
For more information and a list of upcoming tour dates visit www.dierks.com.
those are decent numbers for a slow time of year #1 on genre specific album charts also usually need less to top the chart than those for the all Genre Billboard 200 do for example on the chart dated August 12th 1995 Selena’s English Debut Dreaming Of You opened at #3 on The Billboard 200 with 331,000 scanned in it’s first week but debuted at #1 on the Latin Albums chart as a majority of the album was in Spanish as she was murdered during the recording on March 31st 1995 granted the Latin certifications program wasn’t launched until 2000 but had it existed in 1995 Dreaming Of You would’ve been platinum and Gold in week 1 as platinum was 200.000 copies when the program was rolled out it’s since been downgraded twice first to 50,000 Gold 100,000 platinum and it’s currently 30,000 Gold 60,000 platinum for both albums and singles and that particular album was eligible for standard gold in it’s 2nd week as it sold 164.000 down 50.5% in it’s 2nd week