Dierks Bentley is an American country music singer and songwriter who has been signed to Capitol Records Nashville since 2003. That year, he released his self-titled debut album. Both it and its follow-up, 2005's Modern Day Drifter, are certified platinum in the United States. A third album, 2006's Long Trip Alone, is certified gold. It was followed in mid-2008 by a greatest hits package. His fourth album, Feel That Fire was released in February 2009. A bluegrass studio album, Up on the Ridge, was released on June 8, 2010, and then a sixth album, Home, followed in February 2012, as did a seventh one, Riser, in 2014. Bentley's studio albums have accounted for eighteen singles on the country singles charts, of which eleven have reached No. 1: his debut single "What Was I Thinkin'", as well as "Come a Little Closer", "Settle for a Slowdown", "Every Mile a Memory", "Free and Easy", "Feel That Fire", "Sideways", "Am I the Only One", "Home", "5-1-5-0", and "I Hold On". Four more of his singles have reached the Top 5 on those charts as well.
- Born: November 20, 1975 (age 43), Phoenix
- Spouse: Cassidy Black (2005-12-17 to present - Marriage)
- Aliases: Bentley, Dierks, Dierks Bently
- Children: Evelyn Day Bentley, Jordan Catherine Bentley
- Height: 6′ 0″ (1.83m)
- Genre: Country
- Websites: http://dierks.com/