Frederick Dierks Bentley 2 (born November 20, 1975 1 ) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Dean Sams stormed the Country Thunder stage and shouted C’mon y’all! Here we go” before joining his Lonestar bandmates in a flawless re-creation of the harmonies to the chorus of What About Now,” one of the nine chart-topping hits that helped define them as a major force in country.
Country music star Dierks Bentley is living the best of both worlds. Austin Burke performs on Saturday, Apr. 13, 2019, during Day 3 of Country Thunder Arizona in Florence, Ariz.
On Friday, Aug. 23, the singer-songwriter is bringing his high-energy performance to the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park. The Chicago area holds a special place in Bentley’s heart, he says, pointing to memories of playing a major show with Kenny Chesney early in his career, and becoming one of the first country artists to perform at Lollapalooza, and cheering on his wife while she ran the marathon.
Dierks Bentley scored the 19th No. 1 single of his career as Living” ascended to the top spot on both the Mediabase chart and Billboard Country Airplay chart this week.
The traditional-leaning country ballad juxtaposes the duo’s crystalline harmonies against Bentley’s gruff vocal character to great effect, backed by a staggering beat and organic instrumentation. Bentley also gets the opportunity to blend his voice with theirs in the chorus, showing off a penchant for harmony that is very different from his solo records.
Then last year, after a grueling tour, Dierks approached the fall and winter feeling the need to throw out the rule book and indulge in the sounds that brought him to the show. The song that set the tone for the project and gave it its title was inspired by some time spent on an actual ridge – a plot of land Dierks bought in rural Williamson County with no buildings except an old barn and a commanding view of hills, fields and trees. Dierks finally arranged a long-sought writing session with Angelo, a lyrical and sonic wizard who’d come to Dierks’ attention working with Kim Richey but who’d gone on to rock production stardom with the Kings of Leon. A conversation about the good time possibilities of hanging out on the ridge matched with Angelo’s spooky, mantra-like guitar riff, and the gritty title track was born.
Bentley’s deal with 5-Hour Energy is multi-platform integration that includes, in addition to the national TV spot, exclusive social media content, product sampling and education, direct fan engagement and a sponsorship of his 2018 tour.
Dierks Bentley has been a prominent American country songwriter and singer since the release of his first self-titled, RIAA-certified platinum album, Dierks Bentley, in 2003. Sixteen of Bentley’s singles have reached No. 1 on the Country Airplay and Hot Country Songs charts. They include “Come a Little Closer,” “Settle for a Slowdown,” “Every Mile a Memory” and “Feel that Fire.” Bentley followed up his 2003 success with another platinum album in 2005, Modern Day Drifter. Dierks Bentley has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry, the home of country music icons, since 2005. He also won the CMA award for Best New Artist in the same year. Bentley is an active musician and performer, headlining nationwide and international tours annually since 2006. A versatile artist who’s comfortable in a variety of settings, Bentley sang the theme song for an episode of Weeds in 2009.
While Dierks Bentley has plenty of sizzling songs in his cache of hits—including Feel That Fire,” Somewhere on a Beach” and Burning Man”—the Arizona native will help say goodbye to summer and hello to cooler weather (hopefully) when he hosts Westwood One’s Labor Day special: Workin’ Hard Country.
His band have a great rapport and really jam out during a country-fied version of Bon Jovi’s ‘Living On A Prayer’ which keeps the audience singing at the top of their voices. Rounding the show off with a selection of his biggest hits such as ‘Come A Little Closer’ and ‘I Hold On’ keeps the crowd cheering until the final reverberated guitar note had faded away. Returning for an encore, the whole crowd erupts in cheers as Bentley cheekily runs back onstage and rips into a couple more of his guitar heavy country hits before taking his final bow and thanking his fans.
Brothers Osborne perform on Saturday, April 13, 2019, during Day 3 of Country Thunder Arizona in Florence, Ariz. Dierks is touring in support of his most recent album The Mountain, which dropped last June via UMG Nashville.
Dierks Bentley had just led his bandmates in a suitably reckless rendition of “5-1-5-0” when the Phoenix native took a moment to reflect on what it means to him to find himself onstage — again — at Country Thunder Arizona.
Throughout his career on Capitol, as Dierks built one of the most loyal, connected fan bases in modern day country music, the press recognized that he was pulling off something extraordinary. His music was grounded in tradition but with enough relatability to work on the radio. No Depression magazine, the bible of the Americana movement, praised him for being a bridge between the roots world and the commercial mainstream. His fans began asking with some regularity when he was going to make a bluegrass album.
Loved the show and really loved his DJ being in the crowd. He was very entertaining. Then Dierks on stage there was awesome. I could almost touch him!! He’s a great entertainer so that’s why it’s my second time to see him.
A Parks and Wildlife officer located Bentley on Monday and issued him a ticket. Bentley paid the fine in cash on the spot. Lonestar performs on April 13, 2019, during Day 3 of Country Thunder Arizona in Florence, Arizona.
Bentley honed his own style playing all kinds of country music in the clubs and honky-tonks of Nashville’s Lower Broadway and Second Avenue, mixing bluegrass with classic standards, obscure covers he found digging through old albums and an increasing number of his own songs. And when he landed his record deal with Capitol, he was happily surprised to find support for keeping his ties to bluegrass. Not only did many of his singles and album tracks feature prominent acoustic instruments, especially dobro, each of his albums included a certified bluegrass song with the McCourys or The Grascals, a band largely comprised of the guys Dierks had met in those early Sidemen shows.
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Dierks Bentley, the Arizona born heartthrob has been appearing consistently on the US country chart since the release of his self-titled debut in 2003. Having achieved huge commerciality in the States and a handful of number ones on the country charts he has amassed a huge following and plays arenas globally.
Pilot, drummer, and loving husband. Steve has been drumming since he was 11 years old. He has been the drummer in Dierks Bentley’s band for over 20 years. He has seen it all, been everywhere and done everything. He has been through health scares with his wife and lives to smile about almost everything.
Before his induction – even before his start as a country artist – Bentley was actually somewhat banned from the Opry’s backstage area. While working as a researcher for TNN (The Nashville Network), Bentley would sign up for backstage access to Opry shows in order to watch from backstage and visit with the artists – a practice that got his access limited by then-Opry Vice President and General Manager Pete Fisher.
But trepidation will not be part of Dierks Bentley’s legacy. At every turn in his career, he’s done his own thing, whether that meant touring with jam bands, playing rock venues or recording with bluegrass all-stars on platinum country albums. Now Dierks steps forward with his most artistically daring project yet – the all-acoustic Up On The Ridge – a powerful, beautiful album steeped in the bluegrass and roots music that moved Dierks Bentley to be a country musician in the first place.
Multi-Platinum entertainer Dierks Bentley is slated to headline the first ever outdoor concert held at The US Military Academy’s historical football stadium, known as Michie Stadium.” Presented by West Point Family & MWR and Army West Point Athletics, the Fall concert is scheduled to take place Friday, October 18, during peak foliage in the Hudson River Valley.
Born Frederick Dierks Bentley on 20 November 1975 in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2003 with the release (via Capitol Nashville) of his self-titled album, Bentley found almost instant success. His single What Was I Thinking” reached Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks, and the album reaching platinum status. His sophomore album, Modern Day Thriller” released in 2005 also reached platinum and had two singles reach Number One on the charts as well. That same year he also received the CMA Horizon Award (now known as Best New Artist award) and was invited to be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
The best-selling and most-awarded female gospel artist of all time, CeCe Winans has long since cemented her status as one of the most accomplished and celebrated women in modern music history. Recording and performing as both a solo artist and as a duo with her brother BeBe, CeCe has influenced a generation of gospel and secular vocalists over the course of her astonishing career. She’s been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the Music City Walk of Fame, in addition to being named a Trailblazer of Soul by BMI and garnering multiple NAACP Image Awards, Soul Train Awards, Essence Awards, and more. She’s sold in excess of 5 million albums in the United States, topping the Gospel charts repeatedly while crossing over with smashes like Count On Me,” her stunning duet with Whitney Houston from the multi-platinum Waiting To Exhale soundtrack, which sold 2 million copies and cracked the Top 10 on the Pop, R&B, and Adult Contemporary charts.
Written and recorded in the year following his father’s death, the album draws its title from I’m A Riser,” a song about resilience and determination. I’m A Riser” works as a commentary on spiritual, personal and societal recommitment, but it also applies to the competitive battlefield of the music industry. It’s particularly appropriate for an album about rejuvenation delivered by Bentley.
Dean Sams stormed the Country Thunder stage and shouted C’mon y’all! Here we go” before joining his Lonestar bandmates in a flawless re-creation of the harmonies to the chorus of What About Now,” one of the nine chart-topping hits that helped define them as a major force in country.
Years before she toured the world alongside Alicia Keys, wrote songs with John Legend, belted the Southern rhythm and blues with Muddy Magnolias and kicked off a solo career with 2019’s Phase, Jessy Wilson grew up in Brooklyn, listening to the diverse sounds that filled her family’s apartment. Those influences come together on Phase, the Grammy-nominated songwriter’s first release as a solo artist. Written and recorded with producer Patrick Carney—drummer for the Black Keys—Phase brews up its own storm of soulful sound. Gritty and progressive, Phase reintroduces Jessy Wilson as we’ve never heard her before: undiluted, unaccompanied and unleashed.