Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2009 Dierks Bentley performed in Australia for the first time?

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It’s true! He opened for Brooks & Dunn at the Burswood Entertainment Centre in Perth. Check out this Dierks video!

Here are 5 little known truths about Dierks Bentley.

  • He learned to play an electric guitar at age 13.
  • He dropped out of college to pursue a career in music.
  • He became the youngest member of the Grand Ole Opry when he was inducted on October 1, 2005.
  • Bentley married Cassidy Black in 2005.
  • He and his wife have a daughter named Evie, who was born in October 2008.