Dierks Bentley

Biography

Growing up in a non-musical family in Phoenix, Arizona, country singer Dierks Bentley got his country music education on his own, listening to records. 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 hung 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 finally heard the artist, signed him, and released his self-titled debut, Dierks Bentley, in 2003. It 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. Although it was perhaps a bit early in his career for a compilation, 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. His fourth album, Feel That Fire, was released in early 2009, followed by the bluegrass-themed Up on the Ridge in 2010.
Bentley's sixth album, Home, released in 2012, featured a dozen new songs that the singer road-tested on tour. 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 number 40 on the Billboard Country charts. A second single, "I Hold On," quickly followed and went into the Top Ten, but the lack of success of "Bourbon in Kentucky" was a factor in pushing back the release of Riser; it didn't appear until February 2014. Bentley rebounded with Riser, however. The album debuted at number one on Billboard's Country charts — it went to six on the Top 200 — and generated three major hits: "I Hold On" and "Drunk on a Plane," which both peaked at three on the U.S. Hot Country chart and went platinum, and "Say You Do" which topped out at five. The title track sustained momentum on radio in 2015, and in early 2016, he returned with "Somewhere on a Beach," the first single from his eighth album, Black. It topped Billboard's country charts just prior to the May 2016 release of Black. ~ David Jeffries & Steve Leggett, Rovi

Birth Date: November 20, 1975

Origin: Phoenix, AZ

Genre: Country 

Years Active: '00s, '10s

    Albums

  • Dierks Bentley - Black

    Genres: Country Music Urban Cowboy Rock Contemporary Country

    Rating: 4 of 5 (528 votes)

  • Concerts

    20

    KFC Yum! Center

    Friday, January 20, 2017

    Start: Friday, November 4, 2016

    Ends: Friday, January 20, 2017

    Louisville, KY

    Artists: Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi


    21

    Bridgestone Arena

    Saturday, January 21, 2017

    Start: Friday, November 18, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, January 21, 2017

    Nashville, TN

    Artists: Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi


    25

    FirstOntario Centre

    Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    Start: Friday, October 7, 2016

    Ends: Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    Hamilton, ON

    Artists: Dierks Bentley and Cole Swindell


    27

    General Motors Centre

    Friday, January 27, 2017

    Start: Friday, October 7, 2016

    Ends: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Oshawa, ON

    Artists: Dierks Bentley and Cole Swindell


    28

    Canadian Tire Centre

    Saturday, January 28, 2017

    Start: Friday, October 7, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, January 28, 2017

    Kanata, ON

    Artists: Dierks Bentley and Cole Swindell


    29

    Budweiser Gardens

    Sunday, January 29, 2017

    Start: Thursday, October 6, 2016

    Ends: Sunday, January 29, 2017

    London, ON

    Artists: Dierks Bentley and Cole Swindell


    1

    MTS Centre

    Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    Start: Friday, October 7, 2016

    Ends: Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    Winnipeg, MB

    Artists: Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi


    2

    SaskTel Centre

    Thursday, February 2, 2017

    Start: Friday, October 7, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, February 2, 2017

    Saskatoon, SK

    Artists: Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi


    3

    Scotiabank Saddledome

    Friday, February 3, 2017

    Start: Friday, October 7, 2016

    Ends: Friday, February 3, 2017

    Calgary, AB

    Artists: Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi


    4

    Encana Events Centre

    Saturday, February 4, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Saturday, February 4, 2017

    Dawson Creek, BC

    Artists: Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi


    4

    Encana Events Centre

    Saturday, February 4, 2017

    Start: Tuesday, October 4, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, February 4, 2017

    Dawson Creek, BC

    Artists: Dierks Bentley and Cole Swindell


    6

    Northlands Coliseum (formerly known as Rexall Place)

    Monday, February 6, 2017

    Start: Friday, October 7, 2016

    Ends: Monday, February 6, 2017

    Edmonton, AB

    Artists: Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi


    7

    South Okanagan Events Centre

    Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    Penticton, BC

    Artists: Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi


    7

    South Okanagan Events Centre

    Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    Start: Tuesday, October 4, 2016

    Ends: Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    Penticton, BC

    Artists: Dierks Bentley and Cole Swindell


    9

    Rogers Arena

    Thursday, February 9, 2017

    Start: Friday, October 7, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, February 9, 2017

    Vancouver, BC

    Artists: Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi


    18

    U.S. Cellular Center

    Saturday, February 18, 2017

    Start: Friday, November 4, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, February 18, 2017

    Cedar Rapids, IA

    Artists: Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi


    19

    Denny Sanford PREMIER Center

    Sunday, February 19, 2017

    Start: Friday, November 4, 2016

    Ends: Sunday, February 19, 2017

    Sioux Falls, SD

    Artists: Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi


    23

    Columbus Civic Center

    Thursday, February 23, 2017

    Start: Friday, October 28, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, February 23, 2017

    Columbus, GA

    Artists: Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi


    24

    BancorpSouth Arena

    Friday, February 24, 2017

    Start: Friday, November 18, 2016

    Ends: Friday, February 24, 2017

    Tupelo, MS

    Artists: Dierks Bentley and Cole Swindell


    25

    Thompson Boling Arena

    Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Start: Tuesday, October 25, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Knoxville, TN

    Artists: Dierks Bentley and Cole Swindell


    3

    The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

    Friday, March 3, 2017

    Start: Friday, November 11, 2016

    Ends: Friday, March 3, 2017

    Las Vegas, NV

    Artists: Dierks Bentley and Cole Swindell


    4

    The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

    Saturday, March 4, 2017

    Start: Friday, November 11, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, March 4, 2017

    Las Vegas, NV

    Artists: Dierks Bentley and Cole Swindell


    22

    MetraPark Rimrock Auto Arena

    Saturday, April 22, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 9, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, April 22, 2017

    Billings, MT

    Artists: Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi


    23

    Rushmore Plaza Civic Center

    Sunday, April 23, 2017

    Start: Friday, November 18, 2016

    Ends: Sunday, April 23, 2017

    Rapid City, SD

    Artists: Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi


    29

    Save Mart Center

    Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Start: Friday, November 18, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Fresno, CA

    Artists: Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi


    30

    Reno Events Center

    Sunday, April 30, 2017

    Start: Friday, October 14, 2016

    Ends: Sunday, April 30, 2017

    Reno, NV

    Artists: Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi


    5

    INTRUST Bank Arena

    Friday, May 5, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Friday, May 5, 2017

    Wichita, KS

    Artists: Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi


    5

    INTRUST Bank Arena

    Friday, May 5, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Friday, May 5, 2017

    Wichita, KS

    Artists: Dierks Bentley


    Followers

  • Canaan Smith

    Genres: Country

  • Influencers

  • George Jones

    Genres: Country

  • Merle Haggard

    Genres: Country

  • Ricky Skaggs

    Genres: Country

  • George Strait

    Genres: Country