“I Hold On” And “Drunk On A Plane” Also Honored By The NSAI For “Songs I Wish I Had Written” This Year
NASHVILLE, TN – Dec. 3, 2014 – Momentum for singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley continues to build as he becomes one of only three country artists to earn two RIAA certified PLATINUM and No. one radio singles in 2014. “I Hold On” was certified PLATINUM this week and now joins “Drunk On A Plane” to give Bentley two of the year’s biggest back-to-back hits. He joins Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line as one of only three artists to accomplish this in 2014.
“When Dierks played us the ‘RISER’ album for the first time, we knew it was something special,” commented Cindy Mabe, President, Universal Music Group Nashville. “But having two back-to-back #1 Platinum hits within a year shows the real power of how Dierks’ music has resonated and how he’s connected with the fans.”
In addition to his success on the sales and radio charts, Bentley was also recently honored as a songwriter for both tracks by the NSAI as two of this year’s 10 Songs I Wish I’d Written, an honor voted on by other songwriters.
Bentley’s latest single “Say You Do” is now available at Country Radio as he wraps the second leg of his 2014 RISER TOUR this weekend in Canada amid sold out crowds. For more information, visit www.dierks.com.
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Universal Music Group Nashville