Fredrick Dierks Bentley was born on 20 November 1975, and is a country music songwriter and a singer, who joined the Grand Ole Opry group at 29 years of age. He is best known for his award-winning country music songs, especially from the album ‘Modern Day Drifter’ released in 2005. One of his songs, ‘What Was I Thinking’ dominated the charts in the US.
Are you wondering what the net worth of Dierks Bentley is, as of early 2016? Bentley is estimated to have a net worth amounting to an impressive $24 million. He has acquired his wealth from his prolific career singing and writing country music. He sold millions of albums every time he released one, with most of his songs topping the country’s charts. In fact, 13 of his singles reached the number one position and dominated for a lengthy period.
Dierks Bentley Net Worth $24 Million
Born in the city of Phoenix, Arizona, Dierks Bentley is the son of Catherine Childs and Leon Fife Bentley. He joined The Lawrenceville School, which was part of Culver Academies, and then in 1993 enrolled at the University of Vermont, where he studied for a year before moving to Nashville, Tennessee, joining Vanderbilt University, and graduating in 1997.
Bentley started working at The Nashville Network, now spike TV, where he was tasked to research old footage of all country performances. He grew interest in this kind of music, releasing his self-titled album in 2003. All the singles from the album managed to reach top charts in the US.,resulting in certification as Platinum by the RIAA. He released his second album entitled ‘Modern Day Drifter’ in 2005, in which two of its singles: ‘Come a Little Closer’ and ‘Slowdown,’ reached the top spot in the country music countdown. This album also received certification as platinum. Both albums contributed significantly to his net worth.
Dierks Bentley won the prestigious CMA Award for Best New Artist in 2005, which saw him invited to join the Grand Oley Opry in October that same year; he stands as one of the youngest member in the group. He released ‘Long Trip Alone,’ his third album in June 2006. -the album included top hits such as ‘Every Mile a Memory’, ‘Free, Easy (Down the Road I Go), and ‘Trying to Stop Your Leaving.’ Bentley released ‘Live and Loud at the Fillmore,’ a live DVD that was filmed in the city of Denver, Colorado. His net worth continued to grow.
Bentley’s fourth album, ‘Feel That Fire,’ which was released in 2009, featured massive hits such as ‘Sideways,’ and ‘I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes.’ In June 2010 he released another album entitled ‘Up on the Ridge,’ which was featured on iTunes. The hit single from the album ‘Draw Me a Map’ was released in August 2010, peaking at number 33 on Billboard Hot Country Music charts. Other albums that followed included ‘Home,’ and ‘Riser.’ All added steadily to his net worth.
Along with artist Eric Paslay, Bentley is featured in the debut single of Charles Kelley, ‘The Driver,’ a hit song that was nominated for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards in the category of Best Country Duo Performance. Bentley is expected to release ‘Black,’ his ninth album, in 2016. One of the album’s single, ‘Somewhere on a Beach,’ was released in early 2016.
In his personal life, on 17 December 2005, Dierks Bentley married his long-time girlfriend Cassidy Black; they have three children and live in Nashville, together with their dog, who has appeared in several of Bentley’s videos.