Frederick Dierks Bentley (born November 20, 1975 ) is an American country music singer and songwriter. In 2003, he signed to Capitol Nashville and released his eponymous 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 the greatest hits package. His fourth album, Feel That Fire was released in February 2009. A bluegrass album, Up on the Ridge, was released on June 8, 2010; a sixth album, Home, followed in February 2012, as did a seventh one, Riser, in 2014. Bentley’s eighth album, entitled Black, was released in May 2016. His ninth and most recent studio album, The Mountain, was released on June 8, 2018. Here are all of Dierks Bentley songs ranked.
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10. Long Trip Alone (Long Trip Alone, 2006)
“Music and great, very enjoyable progressive country sound. Really like his music and style, but find some of his songs are not kid-friendly with risque/racy lyrics. Recommend his music highly for adults who like this genre.”
9. 5-1-5-0 (Home, 2012)
“Good rocking straightforward-punching song. The songwriting is pretty average/unexciting and the lyrics are shit, but the instrumentation and the beat make most of this what is possible..”
8. Domestic, Light and Cold (Modern Day Drifter, 2005)
“Bentley has a nice, strong country croon and delivers this straight-ahead neo-traditionalist sound pleasantly and earnestly. Instead of being a true ramblin’ man and forging his own direction, he follows the path that Merle and Waylon created, never stamping it with much of his own personality.”
7. Somewhere on a Beach (Black, 2016)
” Dierks is one of my favorite[ after Cowboy Troy, Kenny, and Darius]. I love his funny by serious songs. Plus his voice is sexy.”
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6. Tip It on Back (Home, 2012)
“I like the artworks from the recent Dierks singles and that’s the best I can say about them. This latest one is a post-summer song. It tries to be all laid-back and chillaxed, but the mood of the song is kinda low-key, like he knows the days are getting shorter and colder once more and this feeling will eventually be lost. I don’t know if this was intended or not, probably not. The tune isn’t catchy at all and the mood/message seems rather forced. hmm..”
5. Say You Do (Riser, 2014)
“I always stop what I’m doing and just listen to this song. It just is so good! And it’s so friggin’ simple to play as well. If you’re new to guitar and want to try to impress a girl, try this one. It’s seriously 2 chords for the most part.”
4. Settle for a Slowdown (Modern Day Drifter, 2005)
“I think this song is more metaphoric. It’s definitely about a break up. The guy sees how fast his ex is moving on and getting over the relationship. He’s not asking for her back, but he’s saying he’d feel better to know that she is hurting in the least bit, to let him know he actually meant something to her.”
3. Drunk On a Plane (Riser, 2014)
“You gotta love Dierks Bentley (sorry, I miss the curls) but now I love him for his humor! I think it should be required that every passenger watch the video before take off. Keep up the GOOD WORK Dierks…we all need a laugh these days!!”
2. What Was I Thinkin’ (Dierks Bentley, 2003)
“Pop country. The equivalent of teeny bopper music for the country set. But few can dispute that such music is quite catchy in it’s own right.
Definitely not Dierks strongest work, nor is it meant to be. Just a fun dance tune. It tells the story of a guy who falls for a girl that he knows he has no place being with. Her daddy gets mad, attempts to scare him away. But he hangs around all the while asking himself; ‘what was I thinking?'”
1. I Hold On (Riser, 2014)
“Great song — wonderful tribute to his late father. Love the patriotism and emphasis on holding on to things of the past. Sometimes having the newest, brightest thing doesn’t compare to the memories or mileage associated with your old truck or old guitar — or marriage of many years.”