Personalities | Dierks Bentley | New Country & The Neo-Traditionalists

(Guitar, vocals, songwriter, b. 1975)

Arizona-born and raised, Bentley moved to Nashville in 1994, playing the clubs as an intimate singer-songwriter. In 2001, he released the self-financed Don’t Leave Me In Love, backed by friends from the Jamie Hartford Band and bluegrass legend Del McCoury’s band. In 2003, a major label deal resulted in his eponymous debut album, which included the country chart-topping crossover hit single, ‘What Was I Thinkin’’. In 2005, his gold album, Modern Day Drifter, and CMA Horizon Award maintained the momentum.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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