5 Things About Dierks Bentley That You May Not Know

Dierks Bentley exhibit recently opened at the Country Music Hall of Fame. On Saturday,Bentley took time out to answer questions about his career and perform an acoustic set for the audience. Here are some facts about Bentley that you may not know.

1. Bentley released her first self-titled album in 2003. With 13 number one hits under his belt. His latest album Black will be released in 2016.

2.He attended Vanderbilt University but it was a visit to the Station Inn that spurred his music career. Bentley says he became a student of the  Station Inn and it was there where he honed his bluegrass sound.

3.Bentley got kicked out of the Opry. Early in his career,he worked for the Nashville Network and would often work late so he could visit backstage at the Opry which became a weekly event.  A call from Pete Fisher,General Manager of the Opry,  to the Nashville Network asked  that Bentley not attend each week. Bentley became  a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2005.

4. His beloved Chevy truck which he named “Big White” has been his vehicle of choice. The 1994 dual cab with over 200,000 miles was the inspiration of his song “I’ll Hold  On” which Bentley wrote after his  father passed away in 2012. Bentley called it his most important song because it was very personal.  Watch this video where Kip Moore pranked Bentley by putting a goat in the back of his truck.

5. Throughout his career Bentley has seen several stages of hair cuts. Bentley said, “It’s fun to see ridiculous stages of my hair, he laughs. I should have just cut my hair already.” Take a look at a few pictures we put together a few of Bentley’s hair styles.

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The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum explores multi-platinum entertainer Dierks Bentley with the exhibition Dierks Bentley: Every Mile a Memory, presented by Citi, which opened  March 4, 2016, and runs through Sept. 6, 2016. The exhibition includes stage wear, guitars, song manuscripts, photos and more from Bentley’s personal collection. Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame on Facebook for more information and updates.

Watch for Dierks Bentley as he will be hosting the ACM Award show with Luke Bryan which airs on Sunday,April 3.

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