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Dierks Bentley (born November 20, 1975) is an American country music singer and songwriter who has been signed to Capitol Records Nashville since 2003. That year, he released his self-titled debut album. Both it and its follow-up, 2005's Modern Day Drifter, are certified platinum in the United States. A third album, 2006's Long Trip Alone, is certified gold. It was followed in mid-2008 by a greatest hits package. His fourth album, Feel That Fire was released in February 2009. A bluegrass studio album, Up on the Ridge, was released on June 8, 2010, and then a sixth album, Home, followed in February 2012, as did a seventh one, Riser, in 2014.
Bentley's studio albums have accounted for eighteen singles on the country singles charts, of which eleven have reached No. 1: his debut single "What Was I Thinkin'", as well as "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", and "I Hold On". Four more of his singles have reached the Top 5 on those charts as well.
Frederick Dierks Bentley was born on November 20, 1975 in Phoenix, Arizona, 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. He attended Culver Academies and graduated from The Lawrenceville School. Afterward, he spent a year at the University of Vermont before transferring to Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he graduated in 1997. He was initiated into Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity while at Vermont.
Bentley married Cassidy Black on December 17, 2005, in Mexico. They live in Nashville, Tennessee, with their dogs Jake (who has appeared in a few of Dierks' videos) and George. The couple welcomed their first child, Evelyn Day Bentley (nicknamed "Evie"), on October 4, 2008. Evie makes a vocal appearance on the song "Thinking of You." Their second daughter, Jordan Catherine Bentley, was born December 25, 2010. Their son Knox was born on October 9, 2013.
On June 2, 2012, Bentley announced his father had died the previous day.
Bentley holds a private pilot license, and owns a Cirrus SR22.
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Frederick Dierks Bentley
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Modern Day Drifter
Frederick Dierks Bentley (born November 20, 1975), known professionally as Dierks Bentley, is an American country music singer and songwriter who has been signed to Capitol Records Nashville since 2003. That year, he released his self-titled debut album. Both it and its follow-up, 2005's Modern Day Drifter, are certified platinum in the United States. A third album, 2006's Long Trip Alone, is certified gold. It was followed in mid-2008 by a greatest hits package. His fourth album, Feel That Fire was released in February 2009. A bluegrass studio album, Up on the Ridge, was released on June 8, 2010, and then a sixth album, Home, followed in February 2012, as did a seventh one, Riser, in 2014.
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Leon Fife Bentley (August 16, 1923 - June 1, 2012)
Catherine Childs Bentley
Richard Thomas Bentley (grandfather), Mary Cecile Fife Bentley (grandmother)
Newell Fife Bentley
Vanessa Bentley Lyons
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Dangling Rope, Capitol Nashville
Brett Beavers, Deric Ruttan, The Warren Brothers, Lee Kernaghan, Harley Allen
Barton Robnett Bentley (half-brother)
Margaret "Marty" Bentley Hind (half-sister)
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Dierks Bentley is married to Cassidy Black, they have been married for 10 years (since 17th December, 2005).
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