Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2007 Dierks Bentley rode to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart?

It's true! It was with "Free And Easy (Down The Road I Go)!"

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Here are 5 interesting facts about Dierks Bentley.

  • He was born in Arizona.
  • The name Dierks is a surname on his mother's side.
  • He moved to Nashville at age 19 and landed a job at The Nashville Network researching classic country music.
  • He was the winner of the Academy of Country Music Award for Top New Artist of the Year 2003.
  • He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on October 1, 2005, making him, at that time, the youngest member at 29.