Dierks Bentley is a self-made country singer and musician from Phoenix, Arizona. Not long before he got interested in music, he moved to Nashville when he was 19, and grabbed a job at the TNN television network doing research on classic country music. As days passes by, his interest in music grew, and started working on his demos. He released his self-titled debut, Dierks Bentley, in 2003 and has since released nine albums in total. He is known for his number-one singles including “What Was I Thinkin”, “Feel the Fire”, “Different for Girls” and “Woman, Amen”.
Dierks Bentley Biography
Dierks Bentley was born on the 20th of November 1975, in Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America. He’s currently 47 years old.
|Birth Name||Frederick Dierks Bentley|
|Date of Birth||November 20, 1975|
|Place of Birth||Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.|
|Age||47 years old|
|Ethnicity||English, French, and Belgian|
|Residence||Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.|
Family and Education
Dierks’s parents are Leon Fife Bentley and Catherine Childs. His father was a bank vice president who died on June 1, 2012. He has two siblings, a brother named Fife Bentley and a sister whose name is not known.
Dierks Bentley attended Culver Academies in Indiana and then attended The Lawrenceville School, a renowned private high school, in New Jersey from where he graduated in 1993. After that, he was admitted to the University of Vermont where he spent a year before transferring to Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He graduated in 1997.
Dierks Bentley Wife and Kids
Dierks Bentley is married to his wife Cassidy Black since December 17, 2005. The gorgeous couple git married in Mexico. They have three children together, two daughters, Evalyn “Evie” Day Bentley (born on October 4, 2008) and Jordan Catherine Bentley (born on December 25, 2010), and son, Knox Bentley (born on October 9, 2013).
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 11 inches|
Centimeters – 180 cm
Meters – 1.8 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 75 kg|
Pounds – 165 lbs
|Eye Color||Light Gray|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
Dierks released his self-titled studio album, “Dierks Bentley”, on August 19, 2003, through Capitol Records Nashville. The album has 13 original songs. The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA. The album’s lead single “What Was I Thinkin’,” peaked at No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs charts with the other two songs of the album, “My Last Name” and “How Am I Doin’,” managed to peak at number 17 and number 4, respectively.
As of 2018, he has released nine studio albums, including “Dierks Bentley” (2003), “Modern Day Drifter” (2005), “Long Trip Alone” (2006), “Feel That Fire” (2009), “Up on the Ridge” (2010), “Home” (2012), “Riser” (2014), “Black” (2016) and “The Mountain” (2018).
Dierks guest appeared in the late-night talk-show series, Jimmy Kimmel Live! in 2013.
Dierks Bentley Favorite Things
- Movie – Days of Thunder (1990)
- Singer – George Jones
- Team – Tennessee Titans
- Sports – Ice Hockey, Football
Dierks Bentley Facts
His first name ‘Dierks’ is pronounced as ‘Durks’.
He began his professional music career at a very young age and moved to Nashville at the age of 19 as he found better opportunities there.
In 2005, he won the CMA Horizon Award in the category “Horizon Award”.
On October 1, 2005, he became the third youngest member after Carrie Underwood and Josh Turner to be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
He taught himself how to play guitar at the age of 13 years old.
He won the Academy of Country Music Award for Top New Artist of the Year in 2003.
Bentley is a licensed private pilot and owns a Cirrus SR22T.
He has 16 number-one singles to his name, including “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”.
Dierks Bentley has cultivated a huge fan base on social media where he has over 3 million followers on Facebook, 2.7 million followers on Twitter, and 2 million followers on Instagram.