“And if I want to get involved in choosing sides, I usually pick hockey or football.”
“Country music is always changing but the Opry is always there to serve as a lighthouse for what country music really is. The past, present and future is all encompassed by not only the physical structure of the building but also the radio show.”
“I'm part of the party, getting the crowd fired up, singing songs, pouring drinks, whatever it takes to get them to have a good time. When I walk into the meet-and-greet, someone's always going to have a story, a sad story or a happy story.”
Dierks Bentley (born Federick Dierks Bentley on November 20, 1975 in Phoenix, Arizona) is an American country music singer and songwriter. The son of a bank vice-president, Dierks attended Culver Academies in Indiana and The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey. Dierks graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee and began work at The Nashville Network, researching old footage of country performances. In 2003, he signed to Capitol Nashville records, releasing his self-titled debut album. The first single, “What Was I Thinkin'” reached the top of Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. The album was certified platinum. His next album, Modern Day Drifter, had two No. 1 singles, and it won him a CMA Award. In 2005, He was invited to become a member of the Grande Ole Opry, the third youngest member. Dierks continued to find success, releasing a total of eight albums by 2014. Dierks continued to find success, releasing a total of eight albums by 2014. He has released eighteen singles that have charted, thirteen of which have reached No. 1, including “Sideways,” “Am I the Only One,” “5-1-5-0” and “Drunk on a Plane.”
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Dierks Bentley is best known as an American country music star.
Dierks married Cassidy Black in December 2005. The couple welcomed their first child, Evelyn Day in 2008. Their second daughter, Jordan Catherine Bentley, was born in 2010. Their son, Knox, was born in October 2013. Dierk’s dog, Jake, has appeared in some of his music videos. He also a licensed private and own a Cirrus SR22 plane.