Dierks Bentley
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"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 Dierks Bentley (album)/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 music/bluegrass studio album, Up on the Ridge, was released on June 8, 2010, and then a sixth album, Home (Dierks Bentley album)/Home, followed in February 2012, as did a seventh one, Riser (album)/Riser, in 2014.

Bentley's studio albums have accounted for eighteen singles on the country singles chart, of which twelve have reached No. 1: his debut single "What Was I Thinkin'", as well as "Come a Little Closer (Dierks Bentley song)/Come a Little Closer", "Settle for a Slowdown", "Every Mile a Memory", "Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)", "Feel That Fire (song)/Feel That Fire", "Sideways (Dierks Bentley song)/Sideways", "Am I the Only One", "Home (Dierks Bentley song)/Home", "5-1-5-0", "I Hold On", and "Drunk on a Plane". Four more of his singles have reached the Top 5.

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It was the last gig of the tour with him and the crew guys came out on stage wearing little white tank tops and they carried me out off stage. They did not look very good, but the thought was very appreciated, that they would take the time to play a prank like that on me.

George Strait is the king and Kenny Chesney is about as big as it gets right now, though I wouldn't mind going back out on the road with him. Maybe I could go out on the road with some singers from other genres.

Writing it was kind of hard, ... I wrote a lot of it on the road, and I don't really enjoy writing on the road. There's so much going on, doing interviews and going to radio stations and getting ready for shows. You're sick all the time, and there's no space on the bus. I'd rather write at home in Nashville.

Just don't make me wait too long, ... I'll take anything domestic, light and cold.

I have been waiting a long time for this. It's been my dream forever. Now that it's a reality, I love it. I haven't been burnt out at all and I have a bunch of guys with me that feel the same way.

It was just the two of us; no family. It was a great time.

If I'd had any idea what he was up to, I wouldn't have had that sixth shot of tequila so I could have been more sober for all those interviews afterward.

It hit me like a ton of bricks. I had no idea.

I've still got the boat, but if I'm in Nashville, I'm usually racking up hotel bills. We'll have 20 to 21-day runs on the road, and I'll just be in town for a day or two, ... But that's what it's about for me. I'm playing music because I love it. The guys on the road with me, they love the music.