Dierks Bentley’s The Mountain debuts at No. 1 on the country album chart this week.
The album, which includes chart-topping hit “Woman, Amen,” sold more than 102-thousand copies (including streams) to claim its’ spot at the top of the country chart and No. 3.
This marks Dierks’ seventh No. 1 Country Album debut and highest debut in his career, beating his previous best, Black, at 101,300 in 2016.
“I think the unifying thread that runs through The Mountain would be just happiness and positivity, just a real kind of vibe of being grateful in the moment that you’re in, you know?
The album really started off just as a tiny idea of something to do with the West. I wasn’t sure if it was a sonic idea or some sort of lyric or an overall vibe, and I didn’t really know where to go,” says Dierks. “The album kind of wrote itself to be that story of just songs like ‘Living,’ ‘Can’t Bring Me Down’ and ‘The Mountain,’ just the vibe of just being really grateful and inspired by your surroundings and not just the mountain vibe, but the surroundings on the road too.
The people that I meet on the road that are climbing their own personal mountains and the stuff they’re trying to overcome. I hear so many stories backstage at the Meet-and-Greets, and I was unknowingly inspired by those stories, and I think that gives the whole Mountain [album] a great metaphor between the actual mountains and the mountains people are pursuing in their own lives.”