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Dierks Bentley

Bentley worked at The Nashville Network (now Spike TV), researching old footage of country performances. In 2003, Capitol Nashville released Bentley's self-titled debut album. The album's first single, "What Was I Thinkin'," reached Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts later that year. The next two singles from that album, "My Last Name" and "How Am I Doin'," reached No. 17 and No. 4,respectively.The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA.

Bentley's second Capitol album, Modern Day Drifter, was released in 2005. It spawned two Number One singles, "Settle for a Slowdown" and "Come a Little Closer," and the Top 5 hit, "Lot of Leavin' Left to Do." The album was also certified platinum.

In 2005, Bentley won the CMA Award for the Horizon Award (now Best New Artist) and was invited to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry. The induction took place on October 1, 2005. Bentley stands as the third youngest member after Carrie Underwood and Josh Turner.

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)
Drunk On A Plane
I Hold On
Say You Do

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