You may know him as Dierks Bentley, but the singers real full name is Frederick Dierks Bentley, and he has been in the country music scene since 2003. The 47-year-old singer has made quite the name for himself, even if it’s his middle name.

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Dierks Bentley performs on the stage

Dierks Bentley has had number one singles like “What Was I Thinkin?”, “Free and Easy”, and “Say You Do”. Dierks is doing very well for himself, with a reported net worth of 30 million dollars. He’s no stranger to the spotlight, and we are happy for that! Dierks is a very fan oriented musician, who always wants to hear the viewpoint of the people that matter the most.

Early years

Born on 20th November, 1975, Bentley was birthed to Leon Fife Bentley, who happened to be the vice president of a bank, and Catherine Childs. Growing up in Phoenix, Arizona with his mother, father, and siblings, the family had a strong country background. Dierks sister and brother are not in the music profession, but they all have a love for country music, thanks to their father, Leon Bentley. Dierks attended a private school up until he graduated high school - he schooled at Culver Academics located in Indiana, from there he proceeded to The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey, where he graduated in 1993. Then he went on to The University of Vermont, but didn’t stay there for long. He eventually transferred to Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he became a certified graduate in 1997 and achieved his goal of getting a college degree. It was only after he graduated that he decided to pursue a music career. 

He talked about his sister, who he mentioned that, she had a lasting impact on his life. He revealed that she was a lover of music, hence, they went for concerts during the summer, this was something which he grew to love, as those memories still remained evergreen. 

Reminiscing on some happenings which had occurred in his life in the past, Bentley remembered his father, who instilled in him, the act of love. In one of his album titled “The Riser”, in a good number of his lyrics, he talked on the relationship between he and his father.

Music career

The singer has nine studio albums under his belt, the most recent album is The Mountain, which was released in June of 2018. One of the most popular songs on his latest album is “Burning Man”, which is what he subsequently named his tour after. There are quite a lot more Dierks Bentley songs to listen to on his albums but seeing him live is a wild ride. His tour kicks off in 2019, with really awesome special guests. Most of Dierks albums have reached number one status, and more than 15 of his singles have reached number one. He definitely knows what he is doing!

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Singer Dierks Bentley performed to a country crowd during his concert

Dierks Bentley happens to be an American songwriter and a country music singer. A good number of albums followed after this, and success was recorded back-to-back. A good look at his studio albums, are responsible for the 25 songs which are listed on the Hot Country Songs, and Country Airplay charts. Out of these songs, 16 of them have attained the number one spot.

Wife Cassidy Black

Luckily, Dierks doesn’t have to tour alone, because his wife Cassidy Black will be by his side. On the 17th December, 2005, Dierks Bentley got married to Cassidy Black in Mexico, after dating for many years. They even grew up together. Cassidy and Dierks met when they were in 8th grade! Every photo that you see of the couple together, you can tell how in love they are. Dierks and his family are picture perfect. The couple does like to keep some information private, like Cassidy’s age. Of course, we all know we shouldn’t ask a woman’s age anyway. Currently, they reside in Nashville, with their children.

Family traditions

Sometimes Dierks talks about the favourite part of his family traditions, they travelled quite a lot, and they happened to have seen different parts of the country. He stated that, his father had a suburban 1971 model, and his father would also make available two additional tanks of gas which would be attached to the wing of the fender.

They travelled to different parts in the Southwest, visiting lakes, and camping as well. He also made mention of the fact that when it came to family traditions, it had to do with hanging out in the open, living life to the fullest, and undergoing almost all forms of adventures.

Cooking skills

In an interview with PEOPLE, a notable website, Dierks Bentley made some revelations, which confirmed to some of his fans who feel he is not a good cook. He stated that he is far from being an ardent foodie, however, he can prepare jelly sandwich and peanut butter. He further stated that he is confident of his cooking skills, as he does that in a professional manner for his family, especially his kids.

Dierks Bentley owns a restaurant in Nashville, known as Whiskey Row. He is known not to be much of a cook in his house, as a large percentage of his diet, are easily made meals such as spaghetti, pizza and the likes.

Dierks Bentley children

Along with his wife, Dierks has three children. Two girls and a boy. Jordan Catherine Bentley, who was born on Christmas day in 2010, Knox Bentley, who made his debut in October of 2013, and Evalyn Day Bentley, who is their first born, in 2008. The children live in Nashville with their parents. His eldest daughter Evalyn, has even debuted on one of DIerks albums. She made a vocal entrance in “Thinking of you” song. Dierks seems to be an all-around great American man and father, he’s doing well for himself and his family. The successes keep pouring in! We can’t wait to see what the future holds for this country man. 

Dierks states that he has plans to ensure that his kids toe the path of imbibing the right values and morals which are quintessential of a responsible citizen. He also says that his innate love for nature is well-known, it helps him to get in touch, impact his society, and carry out important projects with his family.

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Dierks Bentley life story
Born: November 20, 1975 (age 47 years)

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