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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.

2016 ACM Party for a Cause details
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2016 ACM Party for a Cause Details Announced

The 2015 ACM Awards are only a day past, but details are already emerging for next year's ACM Party for a Cause.

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Dierks Bentley 2015 ACM Awards performance
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Dierks Bentley Performs ‘Riser’ at 2015 ACM Awards [WATCH]

Dierks Bentley performed "Riser" at the 2015 ACM Awards. Taking an elevated stage solo, with his band in the background, he started singing acoustically, before the full band joined in.

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Dierks Bentley 2015 ACM Awards Video of the Year
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Dierks Bentley Wins the 2015 ACM Award for Video of the Year

Dierks Bentley's "Drunk on a Plane" music video has won the Video of the Year trophy at the 2015 ACM Awards.

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Dierks Bentley Grand Ole Opry debut
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12 Years Ago: Dierks Bentley Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut

Twelve years ago today, on April 18, 2003, Dierks Bentley made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry, fulfilling a dream he had held since childhood.

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Dierks Bentley Talks Album of the Year, New Music

Dierks Bentley has seven nominations at this years' ACM Awards, but there's one nod in particular that means more to him than the others.

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Dierks Bentley Crash My Playa 2016
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Dierks Bentley Joins Crash My Playa 2016 Lineup

Luke Bryan will be joined by one of country music's reigning hitmakers for his second Crash My Playa event. Dierks Bentley will join Bryan for the four days of festivities at the Barceló Riviera Maya in Riviera Maya, Mexico, in January 2016.

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best country tour pranks
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Top 10 Hilarious Country Music Tour Antics

Who is the king of pranks in country music? Everyone knows it's Brad Paisley. And although he has also been the victim of several jokes on his tours, Paisley dishes it out even better than he takes it. Many an artist has been on the receiving end of a Paisley prank -- in fact, we could probably fill an entire Top 10 list with only his hilarious antics -- but there are lots of other practical jokes worth writing about, too.

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2015 iHeartRadio Country Festival lineup
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Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley and More Added to 2015 iHeartRadio Country Festival

Darius Rucker and Dierks Bentley have been added to the lineup for iHeartRadio's 2015 country music festival, which is set to place on May 2 in Austin, Texas.

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Dierks Bentley ACM charity motorcycle ride and concert 2015
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Dierks Bentley to Host ACM Charity Motorcycle Ride, Concert

The weekend of the 50th ACM Awards keeps getting bigger. Dierks Bentley has been announced as the host of the ACM Charity Motorcycle Ride and Concert, to be held on April 18.

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2015 ACM Awards Male Vocalist of the Year
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POLL: Who Should Win Male Vocalist of the Year at the 2015 ACM Awards?

Six of country music's leading men are nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year at the 2015 ACM Awards, all with hit albums, hot singles and legions of fans to their names. So, who do you think will take home the trophy

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