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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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POLL: Who Should Win Best Country Album at the 2015 Grammy Awards?

The biggest country award of the 2015 Grammy Awards is Best Country Album, and there are several fan-favorite artists up for the prize. Last yearKacey Musgraves walked away with the trophy, but there's a whole new roster of talented singers nominated this time around.

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Top 5 Dierks Bentley Videos

Dierks Bentley videos are some of the coolest in modern country music. Since his debut in 2003, the artist has released a long string of singles, 12 of which have reached the top of the charts, and Bentley has shot accompanying videos that have helped establish him as one of the most cutting-edge artists in commercial country music.

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Dierks Bentley Announces 2015 Sounds of Summer Tour

Dierks Bentley will hit the road this summer! The country star has announced the first details of his 2015 Sounds of Summer tour.

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Inaugural Shaky Boots Festival to Feature Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley + More

The inaugural Shaky Boots Festival, which will be held just outside Atlanta, Ga., this May, already boasts a lineup of some of country music's biggest stars.

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Dierks Bentley Says He Has to ‘Be Cautious’ While Playing Certain Songs Live

Dierks Bentley is known almost as much for his energetic concerts as he his for his chart-topping music. But the singer, who wrapped up his Riser Tour this year, says he still gets emotional performing certain songs from stage, including his 2012 hit, 'Home.'

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Top 10 Country Music Albums of 2014

Country stars went all out in 2014, debuting some of the best records we've seen in a while.

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Dierks Bentley + Cassidy Black — Country’s Greatest Love Stories

Dierks Bentley and Cassidy Black first met in eighth grade at Ingleside Middle School in Phoenix, Ariz. The country crooner fell hard but admits he "wasn't cool enough" yet for his future wife.

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Top 10 Country Music Videos of 2014

The year 2014 held lots of great moments in country music ... and it also offered up some of the most entertaining, funny, emotional, well-produced music videos we've seen.

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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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