Dierks Bentley has been well rated for his excellent skills in country music, his glamour/lavish style could be compared to that of legends like Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard. He has also beat several records on the Billboard Country Music Chart where each of his albums ranks as either platinum or gold on the chart.
He is a known American singer and songwriter who gained fame with his song What was I thinking?. The song soared to number one on the Billboard Country Songs Chart. The lyricists has been termed “one of a kind” for his 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. Here is everything you need to know about the country music legend.
Dierks Bentley’s Biography (Age)
The legend was born on November 20, 1975, in Phoenix Arizona. He was born with a silver spoon as his dad; Leon Fife Bentley worked as a bank vice president (unfortunately, he passed on June 1, 2012) and his mom; Catherine Childs. His family has a historical record with World War II; his father was the child of Richard Thomas and Mary Cecile Fife Bentley who was a first lieutenant during the War. Ironically, Deirks bears the same name as his maternal great-grand mother’s surname and has apparently been recognized by the name globally.
Dierks Bentley attended Culver Academics in Indiana and The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey where he graduated from the later in 1993. He enrolled in the University of Vermont, but didn’t stay long and transferred to Vanderbilt University Tennessee and graduated in 1997. His love for music was encouraged by his dad and as a kid, Dierks was privileged to have his first electric guitar at the age of 13.
In the quest of doing his own kind of music, Dierks Bentley strived to develop his own kind of genre, he, however, lost hope after being discouraged by the Nashville Music Scene. Dierks packed his pieces and started playing in small gatherings bars and equally worked shortly for The Nashville Network now known as Paramount Network. On honing his skills the more, he forged ahead and released his debut eponymous album: “Dierks Bentley.” 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 Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified the album to be Platinium.
Dierks Bentley’s second album was released in 2005 titled “Modern Day Drifter” in which two of his singles; Come A little Closer and Settle for a Slowdown hit number three on the Billboard charts, he also earned a Platinium for the album making it his second honoree for a platinum award. The talented musician later won the CMA Award which is now known as Best New Artist award and was honored to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry. He was inducted on October 1, 2005, and was recorded as the third youngest member after the likes of Carrie Underwood and Josh Turner.
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 “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 also peaked 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 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. He 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 28, 2018, and was titled “The Mountain.”
Family (Wife & Kids)
Dierks married his heartthrob Cassidy Black on December 17, 2005, in Mexico after dating for a very long time. The duo currently live 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. The family has a unique flair for dogs and has acquired two dogs; Jake and George, unfortunately, Jake died on July 10, 2016. His daughter Evalyn has appeared on his album Bentley’s 2012 album precisely in his song Thinking of you doing vocals.
Dierks Bentley stands quite tall at 6 feet. At this height, the star country musician weighs about 80kg. He has not been known to be too fat or skinny, probably with good exercise habits, the musician has been able to keep himself in shape.