Dierks Bentley is one of the rare Arizona natives to make it in Music City. He came to Nashville to finish college, working odd jobs while he honed his craft before signing with Capitol Nashville. ‘What Was I Thinkin’’ was his first hit, and some will argue it’s still his best song to date. The country rambler spawned a fashion trend with good-looking girls in little white tank tops popping up all over during the summer of 2003. Now married with kids (Evie, Jordan and Knox), Bentley is known for never making the same record twice. He fuses bluegrass into his brand of country when he can, while relying on lyrics that are often sparse and deeply personal. The one-time ACM Top New Artist kicked off his first headlining tour in 2014. ‘Riser’ is his seventh studio album.
Birthday: November 20, 1975
Top Songs: ‘What Was I Thinkin’,’ ‘Come a Little Closer,’ ‘Home’
Fun Fact: Dierks is actually Bentley's middle name. His real first name is Frederick.
Dierks Bentley fans who attended his first of two concert dates at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado on Monday night (Sept. 26) got a special treat. The star brought out Maren Morris for a moving duet of "I'll Be the Moon."
Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley and Toby Keith shared the 2016 ACM Honors stage to perform a one-of-a-kind medley of classic Glen Campbell songs to honor the country legend's career, which has spanned six decades.
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