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Dierks Bentley

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Bentley’s musical style is considered to be more traditional than many of his contemporaries and often contains traditional themes of lost or forbidden love, drinking and cheating. “Lot of leavin’ left to do”, one of his biggest singles, is also reminiscent of Waylon Jennings’ style of Outlaw country with Western Swing influences.

Early life
Dierks Bentley was born in Phoenix, Arizona. Then he moved to Lawrenceville, New Jersey, where he attended the Lawrenceville School, graduating in 1993.[1]

Personal life
Bentley is married to his childhood sweetheart Cassidy Black. They live in Nashville, TN with their dogs Jake {who has appeared in a few of Dierks' videos} and George. The couple eloped in Mexico.

Music career
Bentley worked at The Nashville Network (TNN, now Spike TV), researching old footage of country performances. In 2003, Capitol Nashville released Bentley’s self-titled debut album, which featured his successful first single, “What Was I Thinkin’?,” which went to number 1 on the country charts. Some of Dierks Bentley’s more recent hits include “Come a Little Closer,” “Settle for a Slowdown,” “Free & Easy (Down the Road I Go),” and “Every Mile a Memory.”

Bentley’s musical style is considered to be more traditional than many of his contemporaries and often contains traditional themes of lost or forbidden love, drinking and cheating. “Lot Of Leavin’ Left To Do”, one of his biggest singles, is also reminiscent of Waylon Jennings’ style of Outlaw country with Western Swing influences.

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  • ZombiePsyche

    We need more albums like "Up On The Ridge", PLEASE! So much better than everything else!

    2 Mar 10:17am Reply
  • ektorin1977

    I Hold On ♥

    14 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Dekiizitos

    Grab a Berr ♥

    13 Jul 2013 Reply
  • toesfoote

    \m/ ('_') \m/

    4 Jun 2013 Reply
  • JonathonFarrell

    His albums are so great, and he consistently chooses some of the worst, trashiest tunes for singles... If you want to really be impressed, dig deeper!

    5 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Thais_Milk

    6 Nov 2012 Reply
  • ericeller243

    Betwee Dierks and Blake Shelton the reason i changed from rock to country. And the women are HOTTER! Hell yeah! Girl-friend of 16yrs thinks I'm crazy. Oh well. Maybe that be my next change.

    12 Oct 2012 Reply
  • angelomanreal03

    He's one of the best traditional country singers. No unnecessary cliches, just good old country music.Best Country Songs

    30 May 2012 Reply
  • fefezinha38

    Home <3

    2 Apr 2012 Reply
  • wildtony40

    he got # 1 song this week.

    21 Mar 2012 Reply
  • WLDB

    It'd be cool if he did a bluegrass album. He does that style really well.

    19 Feb 2012 Reply
  • runner_bird97

    I love country in all its forms. Used to be a snob about the "pop" sound but now just think of "Country" as an umbrella with its different sects. I adore DB over most of the guys even tho I like the Chesneys and Urbans of the world. HIs trad stuff is what makes me love him. Have most of his cd's in my mp3 and never tire of 'em. For me it's him, Dwight and Vince Gill. "Ridge" is my fave. Love when he sings w/ A. Kraus. Don't mind the "pandering' b/c it allows him to cut loose be a good ol' boy and make him more appreciative of the bluegrass. He gets it. And I need to get Home.

    11 Feb 2012 Reply
  • SiriusXM_Elisa

    Hear a LIVE broadcast of Dierks Bentley's performance from the Bowery Ballroom in NYC on Wednesday, February 8 at 10pm ET! Exclusively on The Highway, SiriusXM channel 59. Not a SiriusXM subscriber? Get a Free 7-Day Online Trial of SiriusXM at www.siriusxm.com/freetrial

    7 Feb 2012 Reply
  • VK1990

    Long Trip Alone

    22 Jan 2012 Reply
  • ektorin1977

    Preview album "HOME" http://itunes.apple.com/mx/preorder/home/id489361422

    25 Dec 2011 Reply
  • ektorin1977

    Dierks ROCKS!!!!

    3 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Dmmccomas

    Sideways! (: <3

    23 Oct 2011 Reply
  • ZombiePsyche

    Agree with echo725. Although I believe his more "modern" mainstream Country tracks are miles ahead of his competition, he needs to do more Bluegrass. I can't even listen to anything that's not Up On The Ridge too much after that album grabbed ahold of me. So many great, soul touching tracks.

    6 Sep 2011 Reply
  • jr_freitas

    Ajude na Campanha - Beyoncé no Rock In Rio via Twitter (http://t.co/UtD3OWw) e Facebook (http://t.co/csvjVAL)

    18 Jun 2011 Reply
  • echo725

    Dierks is back in his 'pander to mainstream country radio' mode with his latest single "Am I the Only One". I wish he didn't feel the need to do that.

    30 Mar 2011 Reply
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