Dierks Bentley celebrated his 14th No.1 single, “Somewhere on a Beach,” on Wednesday night (July 20) at South restaurant in Nashville.
The hit-maker was joined onstage by the tune’s songwriters Dave Kuncio, Josh Mirenda, Alexander Palmer, Michael Tyler and Jaron Boyer, as they thanked the crowd and received plaques for their success. “Somewhere on a Beach,” the debut single from Dierks’ new album, Black, held on to the top spot of the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase charts for two consecutive weeks.
“When I got the song, I saw that title and it isn’t something I necessarily gravitate towards right away,” Dierks said prior to the event. “But when I listened to it there is just some intangible quality about that song where it all comes together where it sounds fun and interesting and had some edge to it. I feel like it was new territory for me as a singer.”
While Dierks was celebrating his 14th No. 1 single, four of the five songwriters were celebrating that honor for the first time. The only exception was Jaron Boyer, who had a No. 1 hit with Dustin Lynch’s “Hell of a Night.” Dierks went on to share how the song has been a great one to perform live onstage for his fans.
“It’s crazy. We kick into ‘Beach’ and the place just goes nuts. It’s been a big song for me and I knew it would be a big hit live. ‘Somewhere on a Beach’ has been a game changer. I’m so thankful to those guys.”
Dierks is currently out on the road headlining his Somewhere on a Beach Tour with Cam, Randy Houser and newcomer Tucker Beathard.
Photo by Ed Rode