Top 10 Dierks Bentley Songs

Dierks Bentley Songs

Our Top 10 Dierks Bentley songs list presents ten of the best Dierks Bentley songs from a very popular American Country Music Artist. Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, in the United States, Dierks Bentley broke into the country music scene in the early 2000s with his first album entitled Dierks Bentley released in 2003. The album featured his first single “What Was I Thinkin” which became a number one hit and gave Dierks Bentley  instant recognition in the county music scene. Dierks Bentley would become a country music artist that usually crossed over into the pop world as he often charted on the Billboard Hot 100 as often as he charted on the Billboard Country Music Charts. His music would also be extremely popular in Canada as it was and is in the United States.

So far Dierks Bentley has released nine studio albums and thirty three singles. Dierks Bentley has been nominated for fourteen Grammy Awards but has yet to win one. We know that will change soon as his talents are just phenomenal. However, he has won multiple Country Music Association Awards as well as CMT Music Awards and Academy of Country Music Awards. We hope you enjoy our top 10 Dierks Bentley songs list.

# 10 – What Was I Thinkin’

We open up our top 10 Dierks Bentley songs list with the smoking song entitled “What Was I Thinkin.” The first time we heard this one we were reminded of the great Charlie Daniels Band. The song has a similar sound and storyline that many of the legendary Charlie Daniels Band songs had. “What Was I Thinkin.” was the debut single release from Dierks Bentley. The song was released on the album entitled Dierks Bentley. It was the first single released from the album. The album was released in 2003.

The song “What Was I Thinkin” was a huge hit on the US Billboard Country Music Charts peaking at number one. The song crossed over and broke onto the US Billboard Hot 100 reaching the number twenty second spot. The song went platinum in sales which was pretty impressive for an artists first single release. Also very impressive was the fact that his first single went all the way to number one on the Country Music Charts. What a way to start a career. The song was composed by Dierks Bentley.

# 9 – Living

Continuing with our top 10 Dierks Bentley songs list we take a listen to the great song entitled “Living.” We thought we would jump almost fifteen years ahead in time to showcase the growth in the music of Dierks Bentley from his first single release to one of his most recent. This one is incredibly beautiful. The song was released on the album entitled The Mountain. The album was released in 2018. It was the third single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Country Music Charts peaking at number six. It would hit number one on the County music Airplay Charts. The song also was a number one hit on the Canadian Country Music  Charts. The song crossed over and broke onto the US Billboard Hot 100 reaching number fifty one. The song was composed by Dierks Bentley, Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley and Jon Nite.

# 8 – Say You Do

In the number eight spot on our top 10 Dierks Bentley songs list we present the tender song entitled “Say You Do.” The song was released on the album entitled Riser. The album was released in 2104. It was the fourth single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Country Music Airplay charts peaking at number one. The song crossed over and broke onto the US Billboard Hot 100 reaching number fifty two spot  The song also was a hit on the Canadian Country Music  Charts reaching all the way up to number four. The song was composed by Shane McAnally, Matthew Ramsey and Trevor Rosen.

# 7 – Lot of Leavin’ Left to Do

In the number seven position on our top 10 Dierks Bentley songs list is the rocking song entitled “Lot of Leavin’ Left to Do.” This one reminds me of the Marshall Tucker Band. The song was released on the album entitled Modern Day Drifter. The album was released in 2005. It was the first single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Country Music Charts peaking at number three. The song crossed over and broke onto the US Billboard Hot 100 reaching the number forty seven spot.  The song was composed by Dierks Bentley, Deric Ruttan and Brett Beavers.

# 6 – Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)

Landing in the number six spot on our top 10 Dierks Bentley songs list we present the traditional style country song “Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go).” The song was released on the album entitled Long Trip Alone. The album was released in 2006. It was the first single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Country Music Charts reaching all the way up to number one.. The song crossed over and broke onto the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number forty six. “Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go),”was composed by Dierks Bentley, Brett Beavers, Rob Harrington and Rod Janzen.

# 5 – 5-1-5-0

At the halfway point on our top 10 Dierks Bentley songs list is the song entitled “5-1-5-0.”  Yeah I know what you’re thinking, that’s the title of Sammy Hagar’s first album with Van Halen back in 1986. The song was issued on the album entitled Home. The song was a number one hit on the US Billboard Country Music Charts and County Music Airplay Charts. The song crossed over and broke onto the US Billboard Hot 100 reaching the thirty third spot. The song was composed by Dierks Bentley, Brett Beavers and Jim Beavers

# 4 – Burning Man

At the number four spot on our top 10 Dierks Bentley songs list we present the lowdown county song entitled “Burning Man.” The track featured Brothers Osborne. The song was released on the album entitled The Mountain. The album was released in 2018. It was the second single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Country Music Charts peaking at number five. It hit number two on the Country Music Airplay Charts in the States. The song crossed over and broke onto the US Billboard Hot 100 reaching the number forty five spot. The song also was a hit on the Canadian Country Music  Charts reaching all the way up to number one. The song was composed by Bobby Pinson and Luke Dick.

# 3 – Am I the Only One

Moving along on our top 10 Dierks Bentley songs list we present the song entitled “Am I the Only One.” This is hardcore Charlie Daniels Band style rock and roll country music.  The song was released on the album entitled Home. The album was released in 2011. It was the first single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Country Music Charts peaking at number one. They also loved the song in Canada where it also hit number one on the Canadian Country Music Charts. The song rammed into the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number thirty nine and clearing the top 40.  The song also was a hit on the Canadian Country Music  Charts reaching all the way up to number one. The song was composed by Dierks Bentley, Jim Beavers and Jon Randall.

# 2 – Drunk on a Plane

Just of the top spot on our top 10 Dierks Bentley songs list we celebrate the outstanding song entitled “Drunk On A Plane.” This is probably Dierks Bentley’s most popular song.  The song was released on the album entitled Riser. The album was released in 2013.  It was the third single released from the album. The song was a number one hit on the US Billboard Country Airplay Charts.The song was also hit on the US Billboard Country Music Charts peaking at number three. The song’s popularity carried it over onto the US Billboard Hot 100 reaching up to number twenty seven. The song also was a hit on the Canadian Country Music Charts reaching all the way up to number two. The song was composed by Dierks Bentley, Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins.

# 1 – Somewhere on a Beach

We close out our top 10 Dierks Bentley songs list with the slow grooving song entitled  “Somewhere on a Beach.” This is the ultimate revenge songs from the male perspective or is it? The video is amazing. The song was released on the album entitled Black. The album was released in 2016. It was the first single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Country Music Charts peaking at number one. The song crossed over and broke onto the US Billboard Hot 100 reaching number thirty five. The song also was a hit on the Canadian Country Music Charts reaching all the way up to number one. The song was composed by Michael Tyler, Jaron Boyer, Alexander Palmer, Dave Kuncio and Josh Mirenda. This is just so well written and performed. It’s got a bit of a Jimmy Buffett vibe to it.

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