His previous years have been pretty amazing, to be sure, but Dierks Bentley looks primed for an outstanding 2012. It’s only mid-February now. His critically-acclaimed sixth album Home dropped Feb. 7 and subsequently hit No. 1 in Country sales for the week. He also showed up as a presenter on the Grammys and then performed on the Ellen DeGeneres Show just a few days ago.
The title track from Home is at least part of the puzzle, its message of reconciliation and hope reverberating with country audiences and beyond. Probably not a huge surprise, but it’s now the CountryBreakout Chart’s No. 1 song for a second straight week. As a testament to its reach, early in the song’s life Bentley got the chance to perform it at the White House for President and Mrs. Obama during a PBS special.
Bentley is currently off exploring the cold North of Canada on his “Country & Cold Cans” tour, and he’s scheduled to head the land down under in March for a series of dates. “Country & Cold Cans” returns for a string of U.S. dates in April. Info here.