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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 + More to Play ‘The Night Before’ Super Bowl Concert

Dierks Bentley is returning to his home state next month, along with a few of his famous friends, to help celebrate Super Bowl XLIX. The singer will perform for the annual 'The Night Before' concert, along with Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line.

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Dierks Bentley’s ‘I Hold On’ Goes Platinum

Dierks Bentley's 'I Hold On' has been certified platinum, signifying sales in excess of one million copies. The song, which was the second single from his No. 1 album 'Riser,' was written by Bentley, along with Brett James.

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Top 10 Country Songs of 2014

The year 2014 has been an exciting time in the history of country music. Superstar Garth Brooks began his highly anticipated comeback, two country songstresses teamed up for an unforgettably saucy song, and there were, of course, lots of country singles released to the airwaves.

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Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan to Headline Mardi Gras Parades

Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan are both heading to Mardi Gras next year. They'll each headline a parade in New Orleans, La.

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Top 10 Dierks Bentley Songs

Dierks Bentley songs are some of the most daringly original tracks in the last 10-plus years of country music. Since his debut in 2003, the singer-songwriter has consistently defied radio trends to produce some of the most sonically interesting records in contemporary country music.

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39 Years Ago: Dierks Bentley Is Born in Phoenix

Happy birthday to Dierks Bentley! It was on this day (Nov. 20) in 1975 that Bentley was born in Phoenix, Ariz.

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Dierks Bentley, ‘Sideways’ — Story Behind the Song

'Sideways,' Dierks Bentley's 12th career single and second from 'Feel That Fire,' his fourth studio album, was co-written by Bentley and Jim Beavers. Bentley released the song in March 2009, and the tune hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in July of the same year. It was Bentley's seventh No. 1; he tells The Boot how it came to be.

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News Roundup — Dierks Bentley’s ‘Original Fan’ Dies, Trisha Yearwood Talks Music Business

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

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2014 CMA Awards — Best and Worst Dressed [PICTURES]

Awards shows are filled with riveting performances, emotional acceptance speeches and a plethora of beautifully dressed -- and not-so-beautifully dressed -- artists, and the 2014 CMA Awards were no exception.

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Dierks Bentley Soars in 2014 CMA Award Performance of ‘Drunk on a Plane’ [WATCH]

Male Vocalist of the Year nominee Dierks Bentley soared in his performance of 'Drunk on a Plane' at the CMA Awards.

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