Fact: Dierks Bentley has been confirmed as the new co-host of the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. The star will join fellow singer Luke Bryan to take charge of the ceremony after Blake Shelton bowed out of joint presenting duties. Announcing the news in a video announcement on Facebook on Tuesday (15Dec15), Luke says, "Dierks Bentley, I hope you're ready to co-host the 51st ACM - Academy of Country Music Awards with me. Be sure to mark April 3rd on your calendars now." Dierks adds, "I'm excited to announce that I'll be joining my friend Luke."
Fact: Singer Dierks Bentley has been crowned Country's Hottest Guy by editors at People magazine.
Fact: Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban have picked up early CMA Awards hours before Wednesday night's (05Nov14) prizegiving gets underway. Bentley's Drunk On A Plane has been named Video of the Year, while Urban and Lambert's We Were Us has picked up the trophy for Vocal Event of the Year.
Tweet: "Before we walk on stage here in the great state of Texas, want to say thank you to all our troops for sacrificing and fighting for us." Country star Dierks Bentley pays tribute to U.S. soldiers on Independence Day (04Jul14) before performing at Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic concert in Texas.
Fact: Country star and bike enthusiast Dierks Bentley has given his star power to U.S. reality show Biker Battleground Phoenix after lending his vocals to record its theme tune, Ride. The programme, which premieres on 1 July (14), follows a group of motorcycle manufacturers competing in Arizona.
Fact: Country singer Dierks Bentley took promoting his new single, Drunk on a Plane, to a whole new level by donning a pilot's uniform, similar to that in the song's new music video, when he walked the red carpet at the CMT Music Awards on Wednesday (04Jun14).
Fact: One Republic and Dierks Bentley are the next set of performers lined up for Country Music Television's Crossroads televised concert. The one-hour special will be filmed in Nashville, Tennessee and broadcast in the U.S. on 21 March (14).
Tweet: "speedy recovery to my pal @jakeowen. he sent me a pic of his cut up fingers. seriously nasty. almost made our gtr (guitar) player @brianlayson puke." Dierks Bentley offers well wishes to fellow country star Jake Owen after he injured his hand in a recent go-karting accident.
Fact: Country star Dierks Bentley has revealed he is expecting a baby boy with his wife Cassidy. The couple, already parents to two young daughters, announced the pregnancy news in April (13) and the new baby is due in the autumn (13).
Fact: Country acts Dierks Bentley and The Band Perry are teaming up for next week's (beg03Dec12) Grammy Nominations Concert in Nashville, Tennessee as part of a tribute to music legend Johnny Cash. The Who and Hunter Hayes will join previously announced performers Luke Bryan, fun., Maroon 5 and Ne-Yo at the big gig, which will be co-hosted by LL Cool J and Taylor Swift
Fact: Country star Dierks Bentley is set to release his own Custom Signature Edition guitar range later this month (Jul12). The Home hitmaker's instrument will feature his autograph, the colours of the U.S. flag and an image of a phoenix - a nod to his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona. The product will be sold through U.S. manufacturer Martin Guitars.
Fact: Singer Rodney Atkins will team up with fellow country stars Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen and BILLY CURRINGTON for a three-day celebrity turkey hunt in Alabama on Wednesday (22Mar12). The musicians will participate in the Country Goes Huntin' event and then headline a benefit concert for the military foundation Wounded Warriors upon returning from the woods with their prized prey.
Quote: "There's no manual or blueprint for families who tour - I wish someone like Brad (PITT) or Bono would write a book on how to make it work!" Country singer and new parent Dierks Bentley wants some advice on celebrity fatherhood from the two superstar dads.
Fact: Generous Kenny Chesney handed support act Dierks Bentley the keys to a 22-foot (6.7 meter) Sea Ray boat onstage at the pair's final show together in Indiana on Saturday night (02SEP06). The lavish gift was a 'thank you' to Bentley for spending his entire summer on tour with Chesney.