Dierks Bentley (born November 20, 1975 in Phoenix, Arizona) is an American country music artist who has been signed to Capitol Records Nashville since 2003.
In 2003, Capitol Nashville released Bentley's self-titled debut album. The album's first single, What Was I Thinkin'," reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and #22 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart becoming Bentley's highest charted single on the Hot 100. Two other singles from the album were released and reached the country chart including, "My Last Name" which reached #17 and "How Am I Doin'" which reached #4. The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA and reached #4 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
Bentley's second Capitol album, “Modern Day Drifter,” was released in 2005. It featured two #1 singles on the Hot Country Songs chart, "Settle for a Slowdown" and "Come a Little Closer." A third single, "Lot of Leavin' Left to Do", reached #3. The album went to #1 on the Billboard Top untry Albums chart, #6 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart and was also certified platinum.
A third album, 2006's “Long Trip Alone,” was certified gold and produced two #1 country songs, "Every Mile a Memory" in 2006 and "Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)" in 2007. The title track reached #10 on the country chart. A fourth single, "Trying to Stop Your Leaving," hit #5. The album again went to #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, while reaching #5 on the Billboard 200 and is certified gold.
His fourth album, “Feel That Fire” was released in February 2009 and produced the #1 country hits, "Feel That Fire" and "Sideways." Those singles brought his total to seven #1 country singles. The album became his third consecutive #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and also reached #3 on the Billboard 200.
“Up on the Ridge” was released in 2010 and reached the #2 spot on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and #9 on the Billboard 200. The title track was released as the first single and peaked at #21 on the country chart, making it the first single of Bentley's career to miss the Top 20. The second single from the album, "Draw Me a Map," was released and with a peak of #33, become his lowest charting single to date.