Dierks Bentley

Dierks Bentley
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Bentley in April 2010
Background information
Birth nameFrederick Dierks Bentley
Born (1975-11-20) November 20, 1975 (age 43)[1]
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
GenresCountry
Occupation(s)Musician, singer, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, banjo
Years active2001–present
LabelsDangling Rope, Capitol Nashville
Associated acts

Frederick Dierks Bentley[2] (born November 20, 1975[1]) is an American country music singer and songwriter. In 2003, he signed to Capitol Nashville and released his eponymous debut album. Both it and its follow-up, 2005's Modern Day Drifter, are certified platinum in the United States. A third album, 2006's Long Trip Alone, is certified gold. It was followed in mid-2008 by a greatest hits package. His fourth album, Feel That Fire was released in February 2009. A bluegrass album, Up on the Ridge, was released on June 8, 2010; a sixth album, Home, followed in February 2012, as did a seventh one, Riser, in 2014. Bentley's eighth album, entitled Black, was released in May 2016.[3] His ninth and most recent studio album, The Mountain, was released on June 8, 2018.

Bentley's studio albums have accounted for 25 singles on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts, of which 16 have reached number one: his debut single "What Was I Thinkin'", "Come a Little Closer", "Settle for a Slowdown", "Every Mile a Memory", "Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)", "Feel That Fire", "Sideways", "Am I the Only One", "Home", "5-1-5-0", "I Hold On", "Drunk on a Plane", "Say You Do", "Somewhere on a Beach", "Different for Girls", and "Woman, Amen". Four more of his singles have reached the top 5.

Early life

Bentley was born on November 20, 1975[1], in Phoenix, Arizona, as the son of Leon Fife Bentley (August 16, 1923 – June 1, 2012), a bank vice-president, and Catherine Childs. His father was born in Glasgow, Missouri, to Richard Thomas and Mary Cecile Fife Bentley, and was a First Lieutenant in World War II. His middle name, Dierks (which he now uses as his first name publicly), is also his maternal great-grandmother's surname. He attended Culver Academies in Indiana and graduated from The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey in 1993.[4] Afterward, he spent a year at the University of Vermont (UVM) before transferring to Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he graduated in 1997.[5][6]

Other Languages
العربية: ديريكس بنتلي
español: Dierks Bentley
français: Dierks Bentley
Bahasa Indonesia: Dierks Bentley
italiano: Dierks Bentley
Nederlands: Dierks Bentley
português: Dierks Bentley
română: Dierks Bentley
русский: Бентли, Диркс