Dierks Bentley

Dierks Bentley is an American country singer-songwriter who has achieved superstar status with a series of hit albums and singles starting in 2003 with his debut single "What Was I Thinkin'," which went to Number 1 on Billboard's Top Country Songs Chart and his self-titled debut album, which reached Number 4 on the Top Country Albums Chart. Born Frederick Dierks Bentley on November 20, 1975, in Phoenix, Arizona, he studied in New Jersey and Tennessee where he had a stint working in television with The Nashville Network. Following his launch into the world of country, he had ten further releases on the Country Albums Chart with nine in the Top 10 and six that reached Number 1. He has had 38 singles on the Hot Country Songs Chart including 22 that reached the Top 10 with eleven that topped the chart from "What Was I Thinkin'" in 2003 to "Somewhere on a Beach" in 2016. His albums Long Trip Alone (2006), Up on the Ridge (2010), and Riser (2014) were all nominated for Grammy Awards, with the the singles "Every Mile a Memory" and "Long Trip Alone" receiving nominations for Best Country Song and Best Male Country Vocal Performance. He earned collaborative nominations for the singles "Beautiful World" with Patty Griffin, "Pride (In the Name of Love)" with Del McCoury and the Punch Brothers, "Bad Angel" with Miranda Lambert and Jamey Johnson, "The Driver" with Eric Paslay and Charles Kelley, and "Different for Girls" with Elle King. He has also hosted both the CMAs and the ACMs and headlined extensive tours. The single "Women, Amen" came out in 2018 ahead of album The Mountain, which became his fourth consecutive chart-topper in the US country charts. After releasing the album The K Is Silent (2020) as part of the '90s country parody band Hot Country Knights, Dierks Bentley resumed his solo efforts in late 2022 with the songs "Gold" and "High Notes," the first two singles from his tenth full-length, Gravel & Gold. Released on February 2023, the self-produced album featured appearances by country pop singer Ashley McBryde and bluesgrass musician Billy Strings

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