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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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Watershed Festival Announces 2015 Lineup

The Watershed Festival has announced its 2015 lineup, with big acts including Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line and Carrie Underwood.

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Dierks Bentley’s Hot Country Knights Share the Stage With Miranda Lambert + More at CRS [WATCH]

Dierks Bentley's '90s country cover band, Hot Country Knights, made its debut at the 2015 Country Radio Seminar on Wednesday night (Feb. 25) -- and they called on some famous friends to help make the show one to remember.

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Dierks Bentley’s ’90s Country Cover Band Set to Play at CRS

Dierks Bentley is going old school -- with his music, that is. The singer is part of a cover band, Hot Country Knights, who are set to make their official debut during CRS 2015.

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Dierks Bentley, ‘Feel That Fire’ — Story Behind the Song

Dierks Bentley's sixth Billboard Hot Country Songs No. 1 tune, 'Feel That Fire,' was co-written by Bentley, the Warren Brothers and Brett Beavers. It was released as the lead single from his fourth studio album, of the same name. Inside, Bentley tells The Boot about writing the hit.

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Top 20 Opening Lyrics in Country Music

You know the old saying "You never get a second chance to make a first impression"? Well, that's just as true in music as it is in life!

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2015 Grammy Awards — Country’s Best Dressed [PICTURES]

Artists from all genres pulled out their best looks for the 2015 Grammy Awards, but the country stars in attendance were a tough group to beat when it came to who was best dressed this year.

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News Roundup — Kip Moore Plays Chicken With a Rooster, Dierks Bentley Performs on ‘Letterman’

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Dierks Bentley Will Be Rooting for Miranda Lambert at 2015 Grammy Awards

Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert are both nominated for Best Country Album at the upcoming 2015 Grammy Awards, for 'Riser' and 'Platinum,' respectively. And while Bentley, who has never received a Grammy trophy before, is hoping that he emerges the winner, he's pulling for Lambert as well.

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Dierks Bentley, Taylor Swift + Keith Urban Among Presenters at 2015 Grammy Awards

The lineup of presenters has been announced for the 2015 Grammy Awards, and Dierks Bentley, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban are among the list.

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Country Music Risk-Takers: 10 Stars Who Have Played With Musical Fire

The average country artist's career is, for the most part, well orchestrated and carefully plotted. But every once in a while, whether planned for or not, one small step can turn into a big deal.

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