Electric Rodeo

Rocks Off's Rodeo Concert Guide: Dierks Bentley

Date: March 3

Name: Dierks Bentley

AKA: "Come On, That's Not Really His Name, Is It?"

Genre: Hair country

Best Known Song(s): "What Was I Thinkin'," "Every Mile a Memory," "Loréal: You're Worth It"

Key Demographic: Romance-novel enthusiasts, guys who buy Harleys to overcome the burden of names less manly-sounding than "Dierks."

Previous HLSR Appearances: 2004, 2007, 2008

Houston Connections, If Any: He may have driven through here on his way from Arizona to Nashville.

If You Like This, Chances Are You'll Like: Dick Lugar, Magnus ver Magnusson, Max Power

Odds of Wearing a Hat: < 10%

Because He/She's Bald? Please. Bentley's tangled mane is reminiscent of a young Leif Garrett crossed with mid-70s Roger Daltrey. It's gold, baby.

Odds of Onstage Injury: Slim, unless someone makes the mistake of leaving a full-length mirror lying around.

Seriously, Is That His Real Name? Yes

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