Dierks Bentley is an American country music artist who has been signed to Capitol Records Nashville since 2003.
That year, he released his self-titled debut album.
He is the son of Leon Fife Bentley, 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 actually his maternal great-grandmother's surname.
November 20, 1975 (age
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Tempe, Arizona, USA
6' (1.83 m)
Cassidy Black (m. 2005)
daughter Evelyn Day
(born October 4, 2008 -
daughter Jordan Catherine
(born December 25, 2010 -
(born October 9, 2013
Lawrenceville School (high class prep school)
Brett Beavers, Deric Ruttan, The Warren Brothers, Lee Kernaghan, Harley Allen
Dierks Bentley Trivia
April 18th, 2003, marked Bentley's first performance at the Grand Ole Opry.
On Oct. 1st, 2005, was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, becoming the youngest current member.
Eloped to Mexico on Dec. 17 and 18th, 2005 with his high school sweetheart Cassidy.
Dierks Bentley Quotes
"Country music has always been the best shrink that 15 bucks can buy.”
“I've still got the boat, but if I'm in Nashville, I'm usually racking up hotel bills. We'll have 20 to 21-day runs on the road, and I'll just be in town for a day or two, ... But that's what it's about for me. I'm playing music because I love it. The guys on the road with me, they love the music.”
“It was the last gig of the tour with him and the crew guys came out on stage wearing little white tank tops and they carried me out off stage. They did not look very good, but the thought was very appreciated, that they would take the time to play a prank like that on me.”
“George Strait is the king and Kenny Chesney is about as big as it gets right now, though I wouldn't mind going back out on the road with him. Maybe I could go out on the road with some singers from other genres.”
Dierks Bentley Awards
CMA Horizon Award
CMT Flameworthy Video Music Award for Breakthrough Video of the Year
International Bluegrass Music Association Recorded Event of the Year
Academy of Country Music Award for Top Male Vocalist