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Bentley scores a double

Thursday, February 12, 2009 – Dierks Bentley scored a double double on the Billboard charts by going number 1 on the country album and song chart for the week ending Feb. 21 with "Feel That Fire." The CD ousted Taylor Swift's "Fearless" from the number 1 spot for the first time in 12 weeks. The single took over the top from Blake Shelton's She Wouldn't Be Gone, which fell to fifth.

On the album chart, Swift was second with "Fearless" and third with her self-titled debut. Darius Rucker was fourth with "Learn to Live," and Wynonna debuted in fifth with "Sing: Chapter 1."

The biggest mover was Robert Plant and Alison Krauss' "Raising Sand," which jumped from 29 to 10. The disc won five Grammys Sunday and with the charts including sales from Sunday, the CD got a boost from the performance at the Grammys. Willie Nelson And Asleep At The Wheel's "Willie & The Wheel" debuted in 15th.

On the song chart, Kenny Chesney's song with Mac McAnally, Down the Road, was up one to second. Keith Urban was up one to third with Sweet Thing, and Toby Keith's God Love Her also was up one to fourth.

Rucker broke into the top 10 with It Won't Like This For Long in eighth. Tim McGraw moved up 3 to 13 with Nothin' To Die For. Carrie Underwood's remake of the Randy Travis hit I Told You So climbed 4 to 18th Rascal Flatts' new single Here Comes Goodbye was up 5 to 20th. The Eli Young Band broke into the top 25 - at 25th - with Always the Love Songs..

On the overall top 200 album chart, Bentley was 3rd, Swift 4th and 32nd, Rucker 35th and Wynonna 37th.

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CD review - Gravel & Gold Dierks Bentley opens his first self-produced album with a song about personally stability, "Same Ol' Me." Although its lyric explains how while life circumstances may change, Bentley basically remains the same person. The same thing, though, can also be said about the country star's music. He's been recording for 20 years now. Yet Bentley has come this far with his integrity still intact. He's back with a strong, 14-song set that, like a good beverage, feels good ...
CD review - Black Dierks Bentley seems intent on expanding his musical boundaries, but he may have overreached too much in eschewing where he came from. That most evident by the dominating textured beats. Producer Ross Copperman and Bentley seem hell bent on injecting odd meters and sounds, sharp detours from past efforts. Unfortunately, the atmospheric beats muddy up the vocal delivery on "Freedom," a song that stretches far too long at almost four minutes. Bentley also channels U2 with its ...
CD review - Riser Change was in store for Dierks Bentley when it came to recording his seventh album, "Riser." On the personal front, he lost his father and added to his family, clearly affecting the subject matter of his latest. On the musical front, he traded long-time producer Brett Beavers, producer of every disc except "Up on the Ridge," for Ross Copperman, who has enjoyed more success as a writer, including several previous tracks for Bentley. Bentley embraces current trends in country ...

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