Life On The Road As The Drummer In Dierks Bentley’s Band With Steve Misamore —

Dierks BentleyFrederick Dierks Bentley 2 (born November 20, 1975 1 ) is an American country music singer and songwriter. The Draft Main Stage location will be at First and Broadway. Free and open to the public to view Draft selections and the McGraw show. Draft picks on Main Stage will take place evenings of April 25 (Thursday) and April 26 (Friday) and during the afternoon of April 27 (Saturday).

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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.

His fifth album for historic Capitol Records, Up On The Ridge is a document of an artist who’s using some well-earned freedom to write in a fresh vein and cook up collaborations with the musicians who fascinate and amaze him most in the world. It’s the way all albums should be made – built on an idea and an artist-driven vision – as opposed to formulaic packages of eleven songs with four radio singles.

Dierks was great! He played for 1.5 hours in 100 degree weather. Loved the antics of Hot Country Knights and was pleasantly surprised at how great Dierks, HCK, and Jon Pardi sounded live. I’m not a fan of Tennielle Townes voice live. I thought her recordings sounded much better, imo. But she’s got more talent than me so good that she is getting herself out there.

Dozens of talents have contributed in some way to this project. Besides the five co-written by Dierks himself, the songs come from such varied sources as Bob Dylan, Buddy and Julie Miller, U2 and Kris Kristofferson. The monumental Kristofferson is here as a guest vocalist as well, on his own song, along with a slate of today’s best traditional country singers, including Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Jamey Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Sonya Isaacs and Chris Stapleton of the Steeldrivers. And then there are the players, recruited from the top echelons of bluegrass and acoustic music. Among them: Chris Thile and the Punch Brothers, the Del McCoury Band, the legendary Sam Bush, dobro player Rob Ickes, guitarist Bryan Sutton, fiddler Stuart Duncan, and mandolinist Ronnie McCoury.

He’s not happily anticipating the meeting. He’s too busy thinking about the tour and The Mountain,” the album he released last year that continues to generate hit songs.

U2 and Kristofferson notwithstanding, some of the very strongest songs on the album are by Dierks. He and Jon Randall came up with Draw Me A Map,” with its seductive dobro-thick melodic theme and its longing lyrics. Their version of Rovin’ Gambler” is the hardest, fastest bluegrass number on the album. And they wrap the project with the moving Down In The Mine,” which adds another gem to the historic catalog of bluegrass mining ballads.

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 new atmosphere yielded the most focused and intense vocals of Bentley’s career. Some were recorded live with the band as the musicians laid down the tracks, but others were captured in less-than-obvious locales. One track’s vocal was recorded on Bentley’s tour bus. Still others were cut at Copperman’s house with the producer literally at Bentley’s side, pushing him to some of his most emotional, and seasoned, performances.

Hosted by Carried Underwood with special guests Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire, the CMA Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 13 on ABC (photo by Tammie Arroyo).

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.


Bentley continued to find success, releasing Long Trip Alone” in 2006 producing two charting singles, and in 2007 he released a DVD of his live performance in Denver, Colorado. Bentley also went on tour in 2006 with Kenney Chesney, as well as Sugarland, Carrie Underwood and Jake Owen. His next few albums were met with just as much success and Bentley continued to extensively tour as both a support for other country artists, as well as a few headline tours. His eighth studio album, Riser,” was released on 25 February 2014, and while the first single became his lowest charting single, the three singles that followed maintained high numbers on the charts.

An officer caught up with Bentley as the country star walked in town Monday and confirmed that Bentley didn’t have a license, as required by state law. A small crowd started to gather to watch, and Bentley climbed into the officer’s truck so they could find a quieter place.


The production team decamped at one point for Brooklyn, New York, where Dierks spent a magical three days recording with the Punch Brothers, arguably the most innovative and technically complete pickers in acoustic music. He matched voices beautifully on Bob Dylan’s rippling and subversive Senor.” And he and Stewart pulled off the coup of the album – a searing vocal duet with Del McCoury on U2’s Pride (In The Name of Love)” over the Punch Brothers exquisitely arranged soundscape – one of the great acts of group interpretation of a standard you’ll ever hear.

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.

Frederick Dierks Bentley was born in Phoenix, Arizona on November 20, 1975 to Leon Fife Bentley, a bank vice president, and Catherine Childs. Dierks married Cassidy Black on December 17, 2005 in Mexico. They have three children. Evelyn Day Evie” Bentley, born October 4, 2008; Jordan Catherine, born December 25, 2010 and Knox, born October 9, 2013. The singer-songwriter has his pilot’s license and owns a Cirrus SR22.

A: I got to take it year by year, album by album. And I always assume the next album’s the last album. I’m driving right now to a farm I have on a river. I feel like the older I get, the more the ying and the yang is, and I have to balance as much time as I spend traveling and around concrete and talking to people with a lot of alone time with nature. I love what I do. I love playing Riverbend. I know the backstage. I know what that whole thing feels like. I can’t wait to get out there. As far as careers go out there, I kind of look at the whole thing being like a Nascar race. I don’t want to be out there doing it for the sake of just being someone that can be passed. I only want to do it if it can be meaningful to me and our group. I don’t know what the future looks like. As long as I feel like we’re still growing and have something to prove, I’ll do it as long as I can.

At an event he co-founded, Seven Peaks Festival in Buena Vista, Colorado, Bentley and fellow headliner Luke Bryan discussed from stage their biggest catches during a weekend of fishing , camping and country music.


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.

Joining Dierks for the tour will be special guests Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes, and Bentley’s ’90s country cover band the Hot Country Knights. Dierks Bentley performs as the last act on the main stage on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at the Seven Peaks Festival in Buena Vista, Colorado.

During the four-hour radio special, Dierks will share some of his pre-fame jobs and help curate a playlist of work songs and summertime anthems that feature many of country music’s top artists, including Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Maren Morris, Keith Urban and more.

He opened his headlining set with the single that won that ACM Award, Vocal Event of the Year, with Brothers Osborne joining him on “Burning Man” immediately their own amazing Country Thunder set.

Caylee Hammack, a Capitol Records Nashville artist, hails from Ellaville, Ga., and is refreshingly different – at once a country expressionist, a grungy firebrand and a spiritual seeker. At age 24, she has already packed a full life into just a few years. Tested by the fire, Hammack has been molded into an artist with incredible depth and a powerhouse voice that can effortlessly veer from fiery and demanding to quiet and vulnerable. Her life experience and relentless curiosity have coalesced into a country cocktail that’s rooted in tradition but expands with shards of modern pop and rock. Her self-penned songs tug on her own life story as she invariably turns the lemons of her daring life into sonic lemonade. The soulful Family Tree” is the debut track from her forthcoming album, which she both co-wrote and co-produced.

I met Steve years ago when our publishers at the time set us up on a co-write (aka blind date for songwriters). We had drumming and aviation in common (I used to drum and my dad is a pilot). He spends a lot of days on the road drumming for Dierks Bentley, so when he was off the road for a few days recently I was able to get him out to the house for a Cathead Vodka Mississippi Mule and a little chat.

When I step on site at a venue, I start talking to people around 4:45 in the afternoon. And the show is over at 11, but I do three shows in one: a bluegrass show at 6:45, a ‘90s country cover band at 7, and my real show after that. And then I end up talking to fans and hearing heavy stories about how someone has cancer, but one of my songs has changed their life. Things get tipped so far in the social direction, I have to tip the scales back. And being alone — back in the hotel room or flying — is one way to do that.

Dierks Bentley takes the traditional themes of country music to heart as he creates modern tunes. From his self-titled debut in 2003 that featured the No. 1 What Was I Thinkin’?” to his most recent CD featuring the No. 1 Every Mile a Memory,” Bentley has been able to win fans while staying true to his Outlaw Country and bluegrass roots.

His rise to the top has been a quick one but was also a lot of work. Bentley spent most of his days on tour and has gained a reputation for his stage presence. With the release of Modern Day Drifter, he was recognized with a 2005 Country Music Association Horizon Award and was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.

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.

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