Thursday, September 17, 2009


Dierks Bentley's current single, "I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes," is drawing comparisons to a country music legend as it makes its way up the charts. Coming in at #27 this week, "Close Your Eyes" is being compared to the songs that Conway Twitty once recorded. As CJDC's Margy Holland writes:

Like Twitty, Bentley tells us that sexy love songs are becoming part of his repertoire. "Yeah, I love Conway. I love those kinds of songs. One of my bigger songs still is a song called 'Come A Little Closer' which is that same type of vibe and I think on every record I like to put out something that's really fun, something that's a little left of center and then something that's kind of in that more sexier vein groove and one for the girls, but also one for the guys too."

Bentley says the song can be a useful tool for the guys. "They can play it for the girls, you know. If they can't sing or write a song maybe they can play that in their truck or play it at home and either lead to a good time or help them get out of a rough patch, a rough spot."

Not a bad person to draw comparisons to! (Thank you Research Assistant Meg for the info!)

IWMYCYE is picking up steam at radio, regardless of the comparisons it's drawing. It's steadily growing in both spins and audience, and only 12 stations need to pick it up -- which I'm sure will happen soon. With our efforts, "Close Your Eyes" will be Top-20 in no time!

~ Carrie S. (DBC Rep/Chart Reporter - NC)


  1. Thanks for posting, Carrie! Finally seeing some movement--2 spots this week! Woo Hoo! Thanks DB Congress for your tireless efforts calling radio and voting online! We are making a difference! Keep up the great work!

  2. yayyy!!! so happy!! starting to hear it quite a bit on the radio!