Dierks was nominated for the 2007 CMA Award for Album of the Year for Long Trip Alone.
Dierks is a big fan of the TV series The Dukes of Hazzard. He even has a shirt that says "Dierks of Hazzard."
Dierks shares a birthday with fellow country superstar Josh Turner.
Dierks was nominated for the CMA Male Vocalist of the Year award in 2006.
Modern Day Drifter, Dierks' second album, is currently ranked 20th on Billboard's Top Country chart. Its peak position was at #1.
In July of 2006, Dierks made one little girls dream come true. He teamed up with the Make A Wish Foundation, and made Emily, a 12 year old that was born with spina bifida, his "girl" all weekend.
Dierks graduated from Lawrenceville School in New Jersey in 1993.
Dierks was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on October 1, 2005. This made him the youngest current member.
Dierks got married to his high school sweetheart, Cassidy in December of 2005.
Most of the second album was written by Dierks and long-time collaborator Brett Beavers.
When Dierks cut his second album he took ten days off the road. During this time he slept in the studio.
Dierks has turned down many photo shoots that wanted to "fluff and buff" him but always posed with his mascot, his dog Jake.
Dierks had a goal to play in the famous Bluebird Cafe before his 23rd birthday. He achieved this goal with a couple weeks to spare.
Dierks used a fake ID to make his first visits to the Station Inn, Nashville's most popular bluegrass bar.
Dierks realized how much he loved country music when a friend played him Hank Williams Jr's song Man to Man.
As a child Dierks became frustrated because all his friends could learn songs of bands like Van Halen and he couldn't.
During Dierks first full year as a major act he spent 300 days on the road.
Dierks has toured with both Kenny Chesney and George Strait.
In 2004, Dierks took home the CMT Flameworthy Video Music Award for Breakthrough Video of the Year.
Dierks won the Academy of Country Music Top Male Vocalist Award in 2003.
In 2005, Dierks won the CMA Horizan Award.
Dierks first sucessful single was What Was I Thinkin.
Dierks self titled debut album was released in 2003.
When Dierks moved to Nashville he got a job with TNN (The Nashville Network).
Dierks first began playing the electric guitar at the age of 13.
Dierks grew up listening to Hank Williams and George Strait.
On April 18, 2003, Dierks first appeared on the Grand Ole Opry.
Dierks second album Modern Day Drifter was released on May 10, 2005.
Dierks is on Capitol/EMI Records.
Dierks has a dog named Jake.
Dierks moved to Nashville at 19.
Dierks: We've expanded beyond country and bluegrass to rock, alt rock. My music goes down best with domestic light, cold beer.
Dierks: 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.
Dierks: 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.
Dierks: Country music has always been the best shrink that 15 bucks can buy.
Dierks : The goal was to make an album that is a snapshot of my life at this particular moment and combine that with a sound we've been developing in the studio over the last three albums. We tried to inject some energy from the live show in there as well. It was my friends at country radio and my fans who did the rest of the work to get us to number one. ( on his new album )
Dierks Bentley (To Lance Smith on the CMT Top 20 Countdown): I'm a card-carrying member of the George Jones fan club.