Country Music Hall of Fame


Interview and Acoustic Performance: Dierks Bentley

Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 02:00pm

Country music star Dierks Bentley’s life turned on a Tuesday night in 1994, when he and his Vanderbilt University student I.D. card walked into the Station Inn on Nashville’s 12th Avenue South and heard street-level virtuosos Terry Eldredge, Ronnie McCoury, Mike Bub and others playing music with a vibrancy and immediacy the likes of which he’d never heard before. Soon after, Bentley was standing on Nashville barroom stages, singing and playing and honing a craft that would lead him to #1 hits including “What Was I Thinkin’,” “Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go),” “Feel That Fire” and “Settle for a Slowdown.” A genial non-conformist whose music ranges from dew-fresh bluegrass to blustery rock, Bentley’s top-charting albums include Modern Day DrifterLong Trip AloneFeel That FireHome, and Riser. In 2016, Capitol Nashville will release his latest album, Black. This program will include photos and video and audio samples of Bentley’s work.

The interview and performance, offered in support of the exhibit Dierks Bentley: Every Mile a Memorypresented by Citi, take place in the museum's CMA Theater and will also be streamed live at The live stream is powered by NewTek TriCaster.



The program is included with museum admission and free to museum members. Seating is limited.

Museum members may reserve via beginning at 10 a.m. on February 10. 

Bentley is offering pre-sale tickets to his fan club members, Feb. 10-16. Fans can sign up to join The Congress and become a member of Bentley’s fan club.

Citi cardholders will also have access to pre-sale tickets Feb. 10-16. Visit for more information.

Reservations for the general public will begin at 10 a.m. on February 17.  Please call 615-416-2001 or email for reservation assistance.