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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 Performs ‘Riser’ at 2015 ACM Awards

Dierks Bentley wowed the crowd at the 2015 ACM Awards with a soulful rendition of "Riser."

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Dierks Bentley Wins Video of the Year at the 2015 ACM Awards

Dierks Bentley has won the 2015 ACM Award for Video of the Year for his clever "Drunk on a Plane" clip.

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Dierks Bentley Says Winning ACM Album of the Year Would Be ‘Special’

Dierks Bentley is nominated in seven categories in the upcoming 2015 ACM Awards, but he admits there's one that he'd like to win the most.

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Dierks Bentley to Help Crash Luke Bryan’s Playa in 2016

Talk about a party in paradise! Dierks Bentley will join his buddy Luke Bryan as a headliner at the Luke Bryan's Crash My Playa concert vacation in Rivera Maya, Mexico, in early 2016. Bryan will headline two beach concerts and Bentley will headline one.

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Kip Moore Warns Dierks Bentley to ‘Stop the Pranks’

Kip Moore and Dierks Bentley haven't gone on tour together yet, but they've already engaged in an epic prank war! Moore chatted with Taste of Country Nights host Sam Alex about their pranks so far.

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Carrie Underwood + More to Headline 2015 Watershed Festival

The Watershed Music and Camping Festival is back for a fourth year, and Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line and Carrie Underwood will headline the event.

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iHeartRadio Country Festival Announces All-Star Lineup for Second-Annual Event

The full lineup for the 2015 iHeartRadio Country Festival has been locked in, and it's a big one going into year two.

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Dierks Bentley Hosting ACM Charity Concert and Motorcycle Ride

Dierks Bentley is finalizing the details for the ACM Charity Motorcycle Ride and Concert, which will be held on April 18 as part of the 2015 ACM Awards celebrations. The singer will host the event.

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Dierks Bentley Debuts All-Star Cover Band During CRS [Watch]

Dierks Bentley assembled a group of top-notch country performers to kick off the 2015 Country Radio Seminar, the yearly gathering of radio executives and journalists in Nashville.

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Dierks Bentley Offers Some Valentine’s Day Advice for Guys

Dierks Bentley has some advice for anyone who is feeling stressed about Valentine's Day.

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