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Monday Morning Man: Dierks Bentley!

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http://www.allaccess.com/assets/img/editorial/100xH/di/dierksbentley23ve.jpgIt’s always fun discovering new men!

Dierks Bentley is certainly not new to country music fans but I had not heard of him until leafing through the Parade Sunday supplement in the newspaper yesterday.

I took one look and thought: Monday Morning Man!

Dierks, 34, has been signed to Capitol Records since 2003 and has released several hit albums including Modern Day Drifter, Long Trip Alone and last year’s Feel That Fire. His studio albums have accounted for fourteen singles on the country singles charts, of which seven have reached No. 1.

He’s won many awards including Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association prizes and is nominated for three 2010 Country Music Awards.

Tomorrow, Dierks will perform at the re-opening of the Grand Ole Opry which was devastated by the Nashville floods in May.

“To be part of the Opry is the biggest thrill,” he tells Parade. “When I saw water four feet above the stage, it really hit me hard. But it’s never been about a building – it’s the people that make it.”

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