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Dierks Bentley

Dierks Bentley

Dierks Bentley actually goes by his middle name; his first name is Frederick. Born in Arizona, Bentley spent his high school years at boarding schools and completed a year of college in Vermont, before transferring to Vanderbilt University in Music City. He worked at the Nashville Network (TNN, now Spike TV) before signing with Capitol Nashville and releasing his self-titled debut — the album that spawned his No. 1 single, “What Was I Thinkin'” and went platinum — in 2003. Two years later, Bentley married his wife Cassidy, received the CMA Horizon Award (now New Artist of the Year) and was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry; he’s one of the youngest members of the prestigious organization. The singer has been known to infuse his music with bluegrass sounds, and in 2010, he released a true bluegrass album, ‘Up on the Ridge’, which features many collaborations and hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Bluegrass Albums chart. Bentley also has his pilot’s license and owns his own plane — so his role as a pilot in the hilarious, award-winning “Drunk on a Plane” video wasn’t such a far-fetched idea.

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Review: Dierks Bentley Sells Out Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on 2017 What the Hell World Tour

Dierks Bentley fulfilled a long-held dream on Saturday night (Jan. 21) when he headlined his first-ever show at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.

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Dierks Bentley Adds Summertime Stops to 2017 What the Hell World Tour

Dierks Bentley has extended his What the Hell World Tour into the summer of 2017.

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Cole Swindell ‘Couldn’t Be More Proud’ to Tour With Dierks Bentley

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Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley and More Set for 2017 iHeartCountry Festival

The lineup for the 2017 iHeartCountry Festival has been announced.

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Dierks Bentley Debuts Breathtaking ‘Black’ Music Video

Watch the music video for "Black" by Dierks Bentley.

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Jon Pardi Explains Why He Fought to Join Dierks Bentley on Tour in 2017

Jon Pardi shares why he fought for a spot on Dierks Bentley's 2017 What the Hell World Tour, and shares what he's learned as an artist and a songwriter since moving to Nashville.

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POLL: Who Should Win Best Country Duo / Group Performance at the 2017 Grammy Awards?

A readers' poll to determine who should win Best Country Duo / Group Performance at the 2017 Grammy Awards.

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Cole Swindell’s Collaboration With Dierks Bentley, ‘Flatliner’, Is Now a Single [LISTEN]

Cole Swindell has shared his collaboration with Dierks Bentley, "Flatliner," as a single.

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Top 10 Country Music Videos of 2016

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