Dierks Bentley He combines Toby Keith's redneck baritone with Justin Timberlake's prebuzz-cut curlicues. No wonder Bentley is country's freshman of the year. Rockers like "What Was I… Dierks Bentley He combines Toby Keith's redneck baritone with Justin Timberlake's prebuzz-cut curlicues. No wonder Bentley is country's freshman of the year. Rockers like "What Was I… 2003-08-19 Dierks Bentley
Music Review

Dierks Bentley (2003)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Aug 19, 2003; Lead Performance: Dierks Bentley

He combines Toby Keith's redneck baritone with Justin Timberlake's prebuzz-cut curlicues. No wonder Bentley is country's freshman of the year. Rockers like ''What Was I Thinkin''' use fiddle and dobro in celebrating youthful indiscretions, while enlisting Del McCoury for the finale ensures he'll win the old-timers' vote for 2004's CMA Horizon award.

Originally posted Sep 26, 2003 Published in issue #730 Sep 26, 2003 Order article reprints
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