Growing up in a nonmusical family in Phoenix, AZ, country vocalist Dierks Bentley got his country music education on his own, listening to recordings. A love of the material inspired him to move to Nashville at the age of 19, but he quickly grew discouraged by the lack of public and professional interest coming his way. It all changed when he walked into the Station Inn, a bar where the bluegrass faithful hang out. An all-night jam session recharged his batteries and he restarted pursuing bookings. He landed a job at the TNN tv network doing research on classic country songs and by night he worked on his demos. Capitol Records heard the artist, signed him, and gave us his self-titled debut, Dierks Bentley, in 2003, which yielded the impossibly catchy single “What Was I Thinkin’”. Bringing his love of Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings more to the forefront, Modern Day Drifter followed two years later and became a Top Ten hit. In 2006 he came back with Long Trip Alone, a more polished effort that was commercial but not crass. Greatest Hits: Every Mile a Memory arrived in 2008, a bit early in his career for that, perhaps, but it did contain his key charting singles and added in fan-selected live tracks as a bonus, making it a nice summation of Bentley’s work to date. A new album, Feel That Fire, was gave us in early 2009.
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RiverFest 2013 Line Up Features Plenty of Country Acts Including Dierks Bentley, Jana Kramer, Darius Rucker and more.
Arkansas is getting ready for a really great 2013 festival season, and the annual RiverFest hosted in Little Rock May 24th – 26th has just unveiled its highly anticipated line-up for this year’s weekend shindig! The roster of [...]
Academy of Country Music Announces More Performers for 48th Annual ACM Awards.
Whether or not you put stock into awards shows, it’s looking like the 2013 ACM Awards are going to be well worth watching. The event organized previously released a list of performers which included impressive names like George Strait and current country royalty like [...]
A Special Look At Rehearsals For The Locked & Reloaded Tour.
Here is a funny clip from Dierks Bentley. Rehearsals have begun for the Locked and Reloaded Tour, with the first show about a week away! Bentley and Miranda Lambert are sure to give fans a very energetic show each night they take the stage.
Have you [...]
American Country Awards Announces Performers for Live Show on Dec. 10th.
The 2012 American Country Awards performers list has finally been announced! Trace Adkins and Kristen Chenoweth host the show which includes a performance by just about everybody you love. You can continue to vote for your favorites through Nov. 12. And you can vote for [...]
Here Is The Official Music Video For Dierks Bentley’s “Tip It On Back.”
Below is the official music video for Dierks Bentley’s current single, “Tip It On Back.” This song has been a favorite of mine since the release of his album, Home.
“Tip It On Back” is the fourth single from that album and is nothing [...]
Dierks Bentley Gives Advice On How Not To Be Thirsty
This hilarious tune is about one thing….GRABBING A BEER! Dierks Bentley tells us when it is appropriate to “Grab A Beer” and according to him you should always have one in your hand.
The song is pretty simple, so just listen and crack a cold one!
Dierks Bentley Hosted Miles and Music For Kids 2012 Line-Up Featuring Kix Brooks, Chris Young and More!
Dierks Bentley has garnered quite an impressive line-up for the 7th annual “Miles & Music for Kids” celebrity motorcycle ride and concert! Confirmed participants so far include Craig Campbell, Chris Young, Kix Brooks, Sheryl Crow, Brantley Gilbert and The [...]
Cadillac Black Jumps On Board Dierks Bentley’s August Tour.
Cadillac Black has officially announced that they will be joining Dierks Bentley’s Back To College Tour this August. The dates include visits to The University of Georgia on August 20th, The University of South Carolina on August 21st, and The University of Mississippi on August 22nd.
Dierks Bentley To Release New EP From Country and Cold Cans Tour!
Dierks Bentley will be releasing a four song EP inspired by his recent North American (+Australia) Country & Cold Cans tour!
We thought we’d celebrate the end of summer and back to school with an EP of new material that’s about cutting loose. It [...]
Martin Guitars Releases Special Edition Dierks Bentley Guitars!
The next best thing to playing Dierks Bentley’s guitar might just be having a guitar just like his. right? Well, now that’s actually an option! Martin Guitar will be releasing a special Dierks Bentley Custom Signature Edition this month! Bentley lets on that the design of the guitar [...]