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Dierks Bentley

Dierks Bentley

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.
  • Further Reading: Top 10 Dierks Bentley Songs, Best Dierks Bentley Lyrics
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Dierks Bentley Buys Drones for Riser Tour Openers

Trucks and guitars are typically exchanged after a major country tour wraps up (Miranda Lambert bought Carrie Underwood a motorcycle after she recorded 'Somethin' Bad). But Dierks Bentley takes the prize for most creative, unusual and potentially dangerous thank you gift.

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Dierks Bentley’s Miles and Music for Kids Event Raises $335K in 2014

Dierks Bentley just wrapped the first leg of his Riser Tour, and he went out with a bang. The singer concluded his road run with the Miles and Music for Kids Event, which raised a whopping $335,000!

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Dierks Bentley’s Miles and Music for Kids Event Takes Over Nashville

Music City may have never seen so many country fans dressed in leather. Choppers, hogs, soft and hard tails and dozens of custom bikes lined Broadway and 2nd Ave. N in downtown Nashville on Sunday afternoon (Sept. 28), the culmination of the 2014 Dierks Bentley Miles and Music for Kids charity ride and concert at Riverfront Park.

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New Vids From Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley Added to ToC Top 10 Countdown Poll

A burning hot video from Keith Urban and a seriously depressing (in a good way) video from Dierks Bentley are two of the three new music videos added to the ToC Top 10 Video Countdown poll. Can either one compete with Danielle Bradbery for the No. 1 spot this week?

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Dierks Bentley, ‘Say You Do’ – ToC Critic’s Pick [Listen]

Dierks Bentley is toying with our emotions like the girl he sings to in 'Say You Do.' The four singles from ‘Riser’ make the Incredible Hulk look emotionally stable. This latest ballad is the most painful, which of course is a good thing.

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Dierks Bentley’s ‘Say You Do’ Video Finds Singer Heartsick and Alone

Dierks Bentley's 'Say You Do' is a more serious release for the singer following 'Drunk on a Plane.' The video may have one thing in common with the previous, but it's a drastic change musically.

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Carrie Underwood’s Checotah Tornadoes vs. Dierks Bentley’s Riser Air Rebels – ToC Fan Football League, Round 1

Two artists from west of the Mississippi River will square off in Friday's final matchup. Dierks Bentley's new album is called 'Riser,' so his fan football team is appropriately called the Riser Air Rebels. Those fans will take on Carrie Underwood's hometown Checotah Tornadoes, named after her hit song 'Blown Away.'

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Dierks Bentley Gives Guitar to Little Boy in Adorable Concert Moment [Watch]

To say Dierks Bentley has a generous heart is an understatement. After all, there aren't many country stars who would hand a guitar over to a 6-year-old kid during a live concert ... but Bentley did just that.

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Dierks Bentley, Chris Young Rock Red Rocks [Exclusive Pictures]

Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a bucket list venue for many country stars, but Dierks Bentley played the famed venue last month, bringing Chris Young along for the ride. This Riser Tour stop also included spirited performances from Chase Rice and Jon Pardi, all of whom joined Bentley onstage for the encore.

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Justin Moore, Dierks Bentley Take the Ice Bucket Challenge [Watch]

More of country's biggest names are taking the freezing Ice Bucket Challenge to strike out ALS, including Justin Moore and Dierks Bentley, who just got a little wet for a good cause.

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