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Dierks Bentley

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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Growing up in a non-musical family in Phoenix, Arizona, country singer Dierks Bentley got his country music education on his own, listening to recordings. A love of the music inspired him to move to Nashville at the age of 19, but he quickly grew discouraged by the lack of public and professional interest coming his way. It all changed when he walked into the Station Inn, a bar where the bluegrass faithful hang out. An all-night jam session recharged his batteries and he again started pursuing gigs. He landed a job at the TNN television network doing research on classic country music and by night he worked on his demos. Capitol Records heard the artist, signed him, and released his self-titled debut, Dierks Bentley, in 2003, which yielded the impossibly catchy single "What Was I Thinkin'."

Bringing his love of Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings more to the forefront, Modern Day Drifter followed two years later and became a Top Ten hit. In 2006, he returned with Long Trip Alone, a more polished effort that was commercial but not crass. Greatest Hits: Every Mile a Memory arrived in 2008, a bit early in his career for that, perhaps, but it did contain his key charting singles and added in fan-selected live tracks as a bonus, making it a nice summation of Bentley's work up to that point. A new album, Feel That Fire, was released in early 2009, followed by the bluegrass-themed Up on the Ridge in 2010.

His sixth album, Home, released in 2012, featured a dozen new songs that the singer road-tested on tour, and it was an eclectic and varied affair, with guest spots from Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild as well as Tim O'Brien and Sam Bush, among others. Capitol issued his self-funded EP, Country and Cold Cans, that summer, and before long he had begun sessions for what would be his seventh full-length release for the label in 11 years. "Bourbon in Kentucky," a duet with Kacey Musgraves, was the first single from the sessions, but it flopped upon its June 2013 release, going no further than 40 on the Billboard Country charts. A second single, "I Hold On," quickly followed and went into the Top Ten, but the lack of of success for "Bourbon in Kentucky" was a factor in pushing back the release of Riser; it didn't appear until February 25, 2014.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
04.06.17 Country Thunder Fairgrounds Florence Florence, AZ US
04.06.17 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN US
04.21.17 Enmax Centre Lethbridge, AB Canada
04.22.17 Rimrock Auto Arena Billings, MT US
04.23.17 Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Rapid City, SD US
04.28.17 Empire Polo Field Indio, CA US
04.29.17 Save Mart Center Fresno, CA US
04.30.17 Reno Events Center Reno, NV US
05.05.17 INTRUST Bank Arena Wichita, KS US
05.06.17 Toyota Stadium Frisco, TX US


  • 03.25.17 #RODEOHOUSTON was kickass https://t.co/8mUfzyfAOG
  • 03.24.17 https://t.co/dmlillViUb
  • 03.23.17 RT @ACMawards: Our talented hosts @LukeBryanOnline and @DierksBentley want you to watch the #ACMs Red Carpet LIVE, 4/2 at 6pm ET/3pm PT on…
  • 03.22.17 summer dates starting to go on-sale #WTHtour | https://t.co/f3mbSVYd0k https://t.co/I0xZLM0EV8
  • 03.21.17 cover by @KenziLewis #black https://t.co/At4N6iDEW8
  • 03.17.17 RT @KelseaBallerini: Had a blast tonight in Gilbert, AZ kicking off @DierksBentley new @whiskeyrow! Now back to the hometeam tour! https://…
  • 03.17.17 thanks @KelseaBallerini for cranking it up there for the first time! https://t.co/NouIJsqUuN
  • 03.16.17 my wife is running @bostonmarathon again. raising 💰 for @SafeHavenTN. on instagram @cassrunsboston17. donate a couple bucks..follow along!
  • 03.09.17 .@RODEOHOUSTON 3/24! i want to raise money for a great TX company/cause @HomemadeHopeHTX tix&backstage experience https://t.co/01vMePyslg
  • 03.09.17 i got your chair @RadioAmy!! it's gonna be the bomb! @mrBobbyBones
  • 03.08.17 vegas with luke #ACMs https://t.co/iqZnMOtvTz
  • 03.08.17 #gilbert @whiskeyrow is now open! https://t.co/Rzu27rfDvG