Dierks Bentley scored the 19th No. 1 single of his career as “Living” ascended to the top spot on both the Mediabase chart and Billboard Country Airplay chart this week.
“Living” follows back-to-back No. 1 singles, “Burning Man” and “Woman, Amen,” from Dierks’ 2018 album, The Mountain.
The anthemic track, which was penned by Dierks, Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley and Jon Nite, beckons listens to find beauty in everyday moments, as well as to seek adventure. The chorus juxtaposes the difference between being alive and actually living life to the fullest, with lyrics like: “Some days you just breath in / Just try to break even / Sometimes your heart’s poundin’ out of your chest / Sometimes it’s just beatin’ / Some days you just forget / What all you’ve been given.”
“‘Living’ has always been the core of The Mountain to me,” says Dierks. “It started as this joke between the band and me about how little ‘living’ we were actually doing during the daytime hours before our shows. It grew into a perspective shift that completely shaped how I choose to live life. It’s been an incredible year full of special moments on and off the stage, and I believe this song has helped me have more presence and gratitude for all of them.”
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