This week’s KKOK Artist of the Week is: Dierks Bentley
– Born November 20th, 1975 in Phoenix, Arizona, Dierks Bentley got his start when Captiol Records in Nashville signed him in 2003.
– Bentley worked on “Nashville Network” which is now Spike TV, where he researched old country footage of performances before being signed to Captiol Records.
– Bentley has released six studio albums and 18 singles.
– Of his six albums, Dierks Bentley’s debut self-titled album “Dierks Bentley” peaked at No. 4 in 2003. 2005′s “Modern Day Drifter” peaked at No. 1 as did 2006′s “Long Trip Home,” 2009′s “Feel That Fire,” and 2012′s “Home.” 2010′s “Up On The Ridge” peaked at No. 2
– Of his 18 singles, ten have hit No. 1 on the charts.
– Bentley’s awards include:
2004 CMT Breakthrough Video of the Year
2004 ACM Top New Artist
2005 CMA Horizon Award
2009 CMT Country Performance of the Year (Country Bar)
For music from Dierks Bentley, just click on the link: http://www.youtube.com/user/dierksbentley