Bentley reaches for the Gold
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
– Dierks Bentley's rowdy Am I The Only One
was officially certified Gold by the RIAA for digital sales of more than 500,000 song downloads. The hit became Bentley's eighth career number one song as an artist and writer last fall when it topped country radio charts.
The song was the lead track off of Bentley's upcoming sixth studio album "Home," in stores Feb. 7.
"Am I The Only One seems to really have resonated with country fans looking to get out, drink some cold beer on the weekends and have a good time...it's become one of the rowdiest songs in our set," said Bentley. "It's now the moment in the show when girls go up on shoulders and beer cans go up in the air."
The new album's current single and title track is currently on the charts. Bentley will return home for a special album release show at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium on Feb. 2. The second leg of the Country & Cold Cans tour will resume on Feb. 15 with the first dates scheduled internationally in Canada and Australia.
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