Country and bluegrass artiste Dierks Bentley released his self-titled debut album in 2003. Together with his second album “Modern Day Drifter, both are certified platinum in the United States.
In 2006, his third album,”Long Trip Alone” is certified gold.
Dierks Bentley’s first single “What Was I Thinking”, from his debut album reached Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks.
That single was dubbed as one of the most original country songs of the decade.
In 2005, Bentley won the CMA Award for the Horizon Award (now known as Best New Artist).
Among his many great songs are: “What Was I Thinking“, “Come a Little Closer”, ‘Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)’, “How Am I Doin'”, “Long Trip Alone”, “Every Mile a Memory” and “Lot of Leavin’ Left to Do“.
One of his popular quotes is : “Country music has always been the best shrink that 15 bucks can buy.”
Here are a couple of Dierks Bentley quotes:
“Just don’t make me wait too long, … I’ll take anything domestic, light and cold.”
(From his song titled, “Domestic, Light And Cold”)
“It hit me like a ton of bricks. I had no idea. I had no idea.”
(His remark when Marty Stuart invited him to join the Grand Ole Opry; July 27, 2005; Toledo Blade)
“We’ve expanded beyond country and bluegrass to rock, alt rock. My music goes down best with domestic light, cold beer.”
“…every time I look on CMT or GAC or look at the charts,” he confides, “I’m like, ‘Wow, I’m a player in this game. I’m one of the guys. That’s amazing.’ There’s a lot of people tryin’ to chase this dream, and I’m one of ’em [succeeding].”
(Dierks Bentley: Three Days That Changed My Life (2009); Nash Country Weekly, April 13, 2009)
“I knew I was walking away from an easier road, but that road wasn’t taking me where I wanted to go…”
(Dierks Bentley on His Success: ‘I Don’t Know How the Hell I’m Here‘; Billboard, August 20, 2014)
His website: http://dierks.com
Watch the black & white video clip below featuring Dierks Bentley singing “Grab A Beer” in front of a live audience:
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