When your career spans nineteen years, nine studio albums, and 33 singles, it must be hard to pick songs to play live in concert. I know…not a bad problem to have. But I’m guessing, that must be what it’s like for Dierks Bentley. Dierks is headling our Country 1025 Country Music Fesitival tomorrow (June 24), for the 2nd time at the Xfinity Center. Eighteen of Bentley’s singles have gone to #1, so there’s that problem, too. And we all know, artists love to do sing-a-long cover songs. Add two or three of those to the potential choices list. So, we are talking potentially 35 songs from which to pick!
Electing 5 favorites from Dierks Bentley’s vast catalog to share with you, isn’t going to be easy. But I’m up for the task. We’ve been playing Dierks’ music on the station since his very first single, released in 2003. Who could forget “What Was I Thinkin’?” It’s such a fun, upbeat jam, and it went to #1 fairly quickly, right out of the gate. Obviously, he will be performing this tomorrow night. And no fair looking for the setlist online! Over the course of ninetten years, Frederick Dierks Bentley from Phoenix, Arizona, has delivered hit after hit, ranging from fun, to inspirational, love songs to sexy slow jams.
If you are putting together a preshow playlist for our Country 1025 Country Music Festival, you may consider my 5 favorites from Dierks Bentley, listed here.