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Dierks Bentley

  • Dierks was nominated for the 2007 CMA Award for Album of the Year for Long Trip Alone.
  • Dierks is a big fan of the TV series The Dukes of Hazzard. He even has a shirt that says "Dierks of Hazzard."
  • Dierks shares a birthday with fellow country superstar Josh Turner.
  • Dierks was nominated for the CMA Male Vocalist of the Year award in 2006.
  • Modern Day Drifter, Dierks' second album, is currently ranked 20th on Billboard's Top Country chart. Its peak position was at #1.
  • In July of 2006, Dierks made one little girls dream come true. He teamed up with the Make A Wish Foundation, and made Emily, a 12 year old that was born with spina bifida, his "girl" all weekend.
  • Dierks graduated from Lawrenceville School in New Jersey in 1993.
  • Dierks was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on October 1, 2005. This made him the youngest current member.
  • Dierks got married to his high school sweetheart, Cassidy in December of 2005.
  • Most of the second album was written by Dierks and long-time collaborator Brett Beavers.
  • When Dierks cut his second album he took ten days off the road. During this time he slept in the studio.
  • Dierks has turned down many photo shoots that wanted to "fluff and buff" him but always posed with his mascot, his dog Jake.
  • Dierks had a goal to play in the famous Bluebird Cafe before his 23rd birthday. He achieved this goal with a couple weeks to spare.
  • Dierks used a fake ID to make his first visits to the Station Inn, Nashville's most popular bluegrass bar.
  • Dierks realized how much he loved country music when a friend played him Hank Williams Jr's song Man to Man.
  • As a child Dierks became frustrated because all his friends could learn songs of bands like Van Halen and he couldn't.
  • During Dierks first full year as a major act he spent 300 days on the road.
  • Dierks has toured with both Kenny Chesney and George Strait.
  • In 2004, Dierks took home the CMT Flameworthy Video Music Award for Breakthrough Video of the Year.
  • Dierks won the Academy of Country Music Top Male Vocalist Award in 2003.
  • In 2005, Dierks won the CMA Horizan Award.
  • Dierks first sucessful single was What Was I Thinkin.
  • Dierks self titled debut album was released in 2003.
  • When Dierks moved to Nashville he got a job with TNN (The Nashville Network).
  • Dierks first began playing the electric guitar at the age of 13.
  • Dierks grew up listening to Hank Williams and George Strait.
  • On April 18, 2003, Dierks first appeared on the Grand Ole Opry.
  • Dierks second album Modern Day Drifter was released on May 10, 2005.
  • Dierks is on Capitol/EMI Records.
  • Dierks has a dog named Jake.
  • Dierks moved to Nashville at 19.


Every Mile A Memory
Free & Easy
Long Trip Alone
Trying To Stop Your Leaving
What Was I Thinkin'
Am I The Only One
Feel That Fire
I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes
Tip It On Back
Up On The Ridge


Bourbon in Kentucky (feat. Kacey Musgraves)
Come A Little Closer
Drunk On A Plane
I Hold On
Say You Do

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