Between the fan-packed walls of St. Louis’ Vintage Vinyl to the roaring crowd at the nights’ amphitheater show, Esquire profiles Dierks Bentley’s unparalleled career. The inside look celebrates the release of Bentley’s No. One and critically acclaimed album BLACK (Capitol Records Nashville) on vinyl before his 2016 SOMEWHERE ON A BEACH TOUR stop, ultimately revealing that the “attention to detail has dominated Bentley’s career and made him one of country’s most relatable stars.”
“Nineteen-year-old me never thought I’d be playing at this level, and doing all this with my family,” he says. “Success came really late in some ways for me, but I’m so thankful it did because it’s all so much more meaningful now, with them. They can remember some of it. I probably won’t—I don’t remember ten years ago, let alone five years ago,” he laughs.
“I try to just keep present in the moment I’m in,” he says. “This moment is very good and I’m so thankful I’m here.
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Known for “traveling his own path,” Esquire uncovers how Bentley continues “balancing robust record sales and heavy radio play with acclaim from even those critics who had seemed allergic to Nashville’s output in the past.”
Bentley’s 2016 SOMEWHERE ON A BEACH TOUR has extended the run with additional arena dates through the end of October with Randy Houser. For more information and a full list of tour dates, visit www.dierks.com