Dierks Bentley has been well rated for his excellent skills in country music, his glamour/lavish style can only be compared to that of music legends like Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard. The entertainment expert has also beaten several records on the Billboard Country Music Chart where each of his albums ranks as either platinum or gold.
The American is a popular singer and songwriter who gained fame with his song What was I thinking? The track which soared to number one on the Billboard Country Songs Chart has had its lyricists termed “one of a kind” for Dierks Bentley’s unique ability to move the crowd with his songs which in entirety is alluring. Dierk started with Capitol Nashville where he released his debut album, but there is still a lot more to know about this famous country music legend.
Dierks Bentley’s Early Days in the Music Industry Was Far From Rosy
Though he got the needed encouragement from his dad as a growing child and was privileged to have his first electric guitar at the age of 13, Dierks Bentley’s path to stardom was littered with a lot of challenges. First, he had the quest of doing his own kind of music and strived to develop his own kind of genre, however, the young vocalist lost hope after he encountered resistance from the Nashville Music Scene where he was promptly discouraged from following his envisaged path.
Following his dispiriting experience, Dierks Bentley packed his bits and pieces and started playing in small gatherings, bars, and equally worked shortly for The Nashville Network now known as Paramount Network. He spent his days with the network researching old footage of country performances, the burgeoning musician did this in a bid to further hone his skills and prepare for the challenges ahead.
His Perseverance Paid off With The Release of His Debut Album
With success already in sight, Dierks Bentley lunged at the rainbow at the end of the tunnel and we would not be far from the truth to say that he grabbed the elusive pot of gold with the release of his debut eponymous album Dierks Bentley in 2003. In the album, his first single What was I Thinking, hit number one on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.
To crown it all, the album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Though highly successful, the release of his first album served as a stepping stone to greater fame and ultimately stardom which he embraced upon the release of his second album.
The Country Musician Walked Into Legend With His Second Album
Dierks Bentley’s second album was released in 2005; the album which was titled Modern Day Drifter had two of its singles; Come A little Closer and Settle for a Slowdown hit number three on the Billboard charts. That is not all, Dierks also earned Platinum for the album making it his second honoree for a platinum award; commendable for someone who came on board a couple of years prior.
The talented musician later won the CMA Award which is now known as Best New Artist award and was honoured to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Dierks Bentley was inducted on October 1, 2005, and was recorded as the third youngest member after the likes of Carrie Underwood and Josh Turner.
Dierks Bentley Went On to Drop More A-Listed Albums
The American country musician still had lots of songs to cheer people up with as he released his third album Long Trip Alone in 2006, his fourth single Trying to Stop your Leaving was number 5 that year on the Billboard charts. He later released another album (the fourth) Feel That Fire in 2009 with his second single in the album Sideways hitting number 7 while the fourth single in the album I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes hit number two on the Billboard singles.
His fifth album Up on the Ridge was released in June 2010 and peaked at number 21 on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart. He later released another album Home in which his lead single Am I the Only One peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Country Singles.
Dierks Bentley decided to run a Country & Cold Cans EP on iTunes which included Five songs, in that flow, he pushed out his album Riser in 2014 and had a big one when the first single peaked at number 45 on the Billboard Country Airplay.
The country singer released another album Black in 2016 and also made short movies for it. Despite his busy studio works, Dierks co-hosted the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards held in 2016 and was nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year and Video of the year award. His latest album was released on June 8, 2018, under Capitol Records Nashville and was titled The Mountain. The album had top-notch singles with the first Women, Amen peaking at no 1, the second Burning Man (Mediabase only), and the third Living equally peaked at #1.
Dierks Bentley Met His Wife During His Formative Years
The country crooner was still in his eighth grade at Ingleside Middle School in Phoenix, Ariz when he met Cassidy Black for the first time. According to Dierks Bentley, he fell really hard but admits he wasn’t yet cool enough for his future wife. He told People that he was way too immature and into guns, drinking beer, and blowing things up, it was his wife who nicely summed it up by describing Dierks as “just trouble.”
The duo tried hooking up during their days at high school but was soon separated by distance, with Black going to work at an advertising firm in San Francisco, Calif while Bentley had to relocate to Nashville at the age of 19. Even with the distance, the singer’s romantic heart beat so loudly that he resorted to writing her “crazy love letters” which were couriered via FedEx.
After a while, Black went to see a show in Las Vegas, Nev., and while she walked onto the tour bus, Dierks Bentley knew instantly that she was the one he was going to spend the rest of his life with. They got engaged in December 2005 and eloped to Mexico to exchange marriage vows in a little chapel there, and according to Black, it was beautiful and private and real.
The duo currently lives in Nashville and has been blessed with two girls and a boy. They had their daughters; Evalyn Day Bentley on October 4, 2008, Jordan Catherine Bentley on December 25, 2010, and their son; Knox Bentley, on October 9, 2013. His daughter Evalyn has appeared on Bentley’s 2012 album Home, precisely in his song Thinking of You doing vocals. The family has a unique flair for dogs and has acquired two dogs; Jake and George, unfortunately, Jake died on July 10, 2016.
Bently is no doubt living up his dreams with a net worth estimated at $30 million. He is the proud owner of several houses and automobiles, as well as a private pilot’s license and a single-engine plane.