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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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Dierks Bentley to Open Whiskey Row Restaurant in Las Vegas

Dierks Bentley fans will soon have a new reason to visit Las Vegas: The singer-songwriter has announced that he will open a new Whiskey Row restaurant -- his fourth -- in Sin City.

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Oh, How They’ve Changed! See Pictures of Your Favorite Country Artists Then and Now

Through the years, there's been a major evolution in the style of country music, both in terms of fashion and in terms of the music. Cowboy boots and 10-gallon hats will always be red carpet staples, and steel guitars and banjos will always be en vogue, but the days of huge hair, rhinestone suits and super-traditional sounds seem to be gone.

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12 Years Ago: Dierks Bentley’s Major-Label Debut Album Is Released

Twelve years ago today, on Aug. 19, 2003, Dierks Bentley's eponymous major-label freshman album was released on Capitol Records.

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Dierks Bentley Announces 10th Anniversary Miles & Music for Kids Ride, Concert

Dierks Bentley has announced the details of his 10th annual Miles & Music for Kids motorcycle ride and concert.

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Dierks Bentley and More Close Out Country on the River 2015 [PICTURES]

Country on the River 2015 may have saved the best for last. Saturday's (Aug. 8) stacked lineup included a festival-closing set by Dierks Bentley, as well as performances by Randy HouserJerrod NiemannBlackjack Billy and American Young.

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Dierks Bentley Literally Comes a Little Closer to Fans at WE Fest 2015

The evening crowd certainly got close to Dierks Bentley on Day 2 at WE Fest 2015. One lucky fan danced with the "Riser" singer, while another enjoyed shotgunning a beer onstage with the star. Others got high fives or even had the chance to touch his arm when Bentley ran out into the audience during "Come a Little Closer."

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News Roundup: Dierks Bentley’s Nashville House Is for Sale, Thomas Rhett Goes Gold

The Boot rounds up today's top stories from our news partners.

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Country Stars Soak Up Summertime [PICTURES]

Summertime: The days are bright, the nights are warm, and the water is beckoning with its waves. Millions of Americans go on vacation, cool off in a pool or pitch a tent during the summer, but how do country stars soak up the summer months?

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Friends in High Places: Country Stars With Their Famous Friends [PICTURES]

Garth Brooks may have "friends in low places," but for a number of country stars, their closest friendships are the exact opposite.

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Dierks Bentley and Friends Crash Canaan Smith’s Set to Celebrate His First No. 1 [WATCH]

Canaan Smith got quite a surprise on Friday (July 10): He was singing "Love You Like That" during his opening set at one of Dierks Bentley's 2015 Sounds of Summer Tour stops when Kip Moore, Maddie & Tae and other band members bombarded the stage to celebrate some really big news: his first No. 1 hit.

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