Country Pop Bites: Dierks Bentley – November 20
Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1974 Dierks Bentley was born in Phoenix, Arizona?
It’s true! Happy Birthday, Dierks! His 2003 debut, "What Was I Thinkin'," set up a career that folded in traditional country, bluegrass and alt-rock sounds, leading to Grand Ole Opry membership and the Country Music Association's Horizon Award.
Check out this Dierks Video!
Here are 5 interesting facts about Dierks Bentley!
- He picked up his first instrument, an electric guitar, at age 13.
- After graduating from a prestigious East Coast prep school and attending Vanderbilt University, he dropped out of college to pursue a career in music.
- When he was 19, he moved to Nashville, where he got a job with The Nashville Network (now Spike TV), researching country music performances.
- He became the youngest member of the Grand Ole Opry when he was inducted on October 1, 2005.
- He married Cassidy Black in 2005. They welcomed their first child, a daughter named Evie, in October 2008.