Dierks Bentley, ‘5-1-5-0′ Is No. 1!
"5-1-5-0" has hit No. 1, making for Dierks Bentley's tenth career chart-topper. The rowdy song occupies both the Billboard and Mediabase country singles penthouses this week.
Dierks, who co-wrote the tune with brothers Brett and Jim Beavers, explains the inspiration for the lyrics came from a childhood memory. "I was at a birthday party and this kid had an electric guitar. We went back to his room and listened to Van Halen and I dropped everything, and that's all I listened to for a while," he recalls to The Boot. "They had an album titled 5-1-5-0, which featured them on the cover in straight jackets. I found out that it was the police code for a crazy person."
The song has fans going crazy at Dierks' live shows. He says it's been "a 5-1-5-0 kinda summer," and he's seen the pre-show tailgating amp up even more since the song hit country radio. "You can't ever take for granted the power of a fun, uptempo song that isn't meant for anything other than kicking off a party," he enthuses.
"5-1-5-0" is the third consecutive No. 1 hit off Dierks' latest album, Home, which also topped the charts. Read The Boot's exclusive story behind the song here, and watch its video below.