Dierks Bentley notches his 28th top 10 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart, as “Gold” rises from No. 11 to No. 9. In the week ending March 16, the song increased by 7% to 19.4 million audience impressions, according to Luminate.
The track is the lead single from Bentley’s LP Gravel & Gold, which was released Feb. 24. It entered Top Country Albums at its No. 14 high on the March 11-dated tally with 12,000 equivalent album units.
“Gold,” which Bentley wrote with Ross Copperman, Luke Dick and Ashley Gorley, follows Bentley’s “Beers on Me,” with BRELAND and HARDY. Last April, the team-up became the 18th, first and second Country Airplay No. 1 for the respective acts.
Bentley becomes the 17thartist with 28 or more top 10s since the Country Airplay chart started in January 1990. George Strait leads all acts with 61, followed by Kenny Chesney (60) and Tim McGraw (59).
Luke Combs’ “Going, Going, Gone” dominates Country Airplay for a second week (33.8 million, up 1%).
The song is the fourth Country Airplay chart-topper to lead for multiple weeks among the six new No. 1s so far in 2023. Of the 29 titles to ascend to the summit in 2022, nine dominated for more than one frame.
“Gone” is the 11th of Combs’ 15 No. 1s to rule for multiple weeks.
Tim McGraw posts his 88th Country Airplay entry – and ties his fourth-highest start – as “Standing Room Only” arrives at No. 20 (10.2 million). Released March 10, it received hourly plays that day on participating iHeartMedia stations.
“Room” follows “7500 OBO,” which reached No. 4 last July. The new single is from McGraw’s LP expected later this year.