"You can't write about stuff you don't know about. You have to live it. You have to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty. Live life to be a good songwriter."

  • Born Nov. 20, 1975 in Phoenix
  • Dierks Bentley's first single was also his first No. 1 hit on the country charts: 2003's "What Was I Thinkin'." It was one of three singles included on his eponymous debut album, which went platinum in the United States.
  • Bentley's first GRAMMY nominations came for 2006 for Best Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song for his No. 1 hit "Every Mile A Memory." He made his GRAMMY stage debut at the 55th GRAMMY Awards in 2013 with GRAMMY winner Miranda Lambert, performing her "Over You" and his "Home."
  • Before his career as a musician, Bentley worked at a television network combing through old footage of country music performances.
  • At Bentley's annual Miles & Music for Kids, motorcycle enthusiasts ride through Nashville, Tenn., before attending a star-studded benefit concert. The event has raised $4 million for children's hospitals.

Dierks Bentley

"You can't write about stuff you don't know about. You have to live it. You have to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty. Live life to be a good songwriter."

  • Born Nov. 20, 1975 in Phoenix
  • Dierks Bentley's first single was also his first No. 1 hit on the country charts: 2003's "What Was I Thinkin'." It was one of three singles included on his eponymous debut album, which went platinum in the United States.
  • Bentley's first GRAMMY nominations came for 2006 for Best Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song for his No. 1 hit "Every Mile A Memory." He made his GRAMMY stage debut at the 55th GRAMMY Awards in 2013 with GRAMMY winner Miranda Lambert, performing her "Over You" and his "Home."
  • Before his career as a musician, Bentley worked at a television network combing through old footage of country music performances.
  • At Bentley's annual Miles & Music for Kids, motorcycle enthusiasts ride through Nashville, Tenn., before attending a star-studded benefit concert. The event has raised $4 million for children's hospitals.

GRAMMY Award Results for Dierks Bentley

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Nominations
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Different For Girls
 
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Best Country Duo/Group Performance
The Driver
 
Nominations
Best Country Album
Riser
 
Nominations
Best Country Solo Performance
Home
 
Nominations
Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
Bad Angel
Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
Pride (In The Name Of Love)
Best Country Album
Up On The Ridge
 
Nominations
Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
Beautiful World
 
Nominations
Best Male Country Vocal Performance
Long Trip Alone
Best Country Song
Long Trip Alone
Best Country Album
Long Trip Alone
Best Long Form Music Video
Live & Loud At The Fillmore
 
Nominations
Best Male Country Vocal Performance
Every Mile A Memory
Best Country Song
Every Mile A Memory

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