Happy Birthday Dierks Bentley: Everything to Know About the Country Music Star

by Matthew Wilson

Dierks Bentley turns 45-years-old today. The country singer was born Frederick Dierks Bentley on Nov. 20, 1975. Initially, Bentley wanted to be a rock star, but he soon found a passion for country music and its legends. The country singer made it his goal to one day join the pages of history in the Grand Ole Opry, something he accomplished in the early 2000s. Bentley was one of the youngest members ever to join the organization.

Throughout his career, Bentley has continued to entertain audiences with a litany of work. But his first single “What Was I Thinkin'” will always hold a special place in audiences’ hearts. The song features a combination of Bentley’s baritone and a honky-tonk tempo that made the young singer into an instant success.

[H/T: Notable Biographies]