Photographing Deirks Bentley

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Dierks Bentley

I got the chance to photograph Dierks Bentley for 94.7 QDR based out of Raleigh NC. I will be honest that I am not much of a country music listener, but I really enjoyed his show. He came out to the crowd and really embraced every moment. He had this huge screen behind the stage that would play videos of the songs he was singing, or they would show fans in the crowd. I even found myself really digging some of the songs. Dierks sounded great and his show was strong and engaging. I would recommend country fans to not miss out on seeing his show. He even got this punk rock indie kid to bop his head, that’s not easy to do. ;)
— Chris Sturk | f28studio.com | f28MP Magazine

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 a 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.

Bentley's studio albums have accounted for 25 singles on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts, of which 16 have reached number one: his debut single "What Was I Thinkin'", "Come a Little Closer", "Settle for a Slowdown", "Every Mile a Memory", "Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)", "Feel That Fire", "Sideways", "Am I the Only One", "Home", "5-1-5-0", "I Hold On", "Drunk on a Plane", "Say You Do", "Somewhere on a Beach", "Different for Girls", and "Woman, Amen". Four more of his singles have reached the top 5.

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