Not long after Dierks Bentley took the stage at the inaugural Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas did he realize that his career had come full circle. “My very first concert was Dwight Yoakam,” Bentley says, “so it was really cool to see him tonight.”
That’s right, he took the stage after one of his music idols, someone whose presence still gives him goosebumps. Rolling Stone Country sat down with the “Drunk on a Plane” singer to discuss a few more of the biggest “fan boy” — or as Bentley says, “fangirly” — moments of his career.
“There are a lot of people, bluegrass guys and acoustic artists, that the general country fans wouldn’t know,” he says. “Like, I really get sort of ‘fangirly,’ if that’s what you want to call it, about songwriters and a lot of the backdoor Nashville people.”
To Read More…….