"The history of the Martin brand is what inspired my signature model."
Dierks Bentley is an American country music artist who has been signed to Capitol Records Nashville since 2003. That year, he released his self-titled debut album. Both it and its follow-up, 2005's Modern Day Drifter, are certified platinum in the United States. A third album, 2006's Long Trip Alone, is certified gold. It was followed in mid-2008 by a greatest hits package. His fourth album, Feel That Fire was released in February 2009. Bentley's studio albums have accounted for sixteen singles on the country singles charts, of which eight have reached No. 1: his debut single "What Was I Thinkin'", as well as "Come a Little Closer", "Settle for a Slowdown", "Every Mile a Memory", "Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)", "Feel That Fire", "Sideways", and "Am I the Only One". Four more of his singles have reached Top Five on the country charts as well.
“My old Martin that has a hole in it has been around the world with me and at gigs ranging from Lollapalooza to the Grand Ole Opry. My love of that guitar and the history of the Martin brand is what inspired my signature model, and that's one of the things I'm most proud of in my career. I’ve really enjoyed getting feedback from fans, and I'm still working on breaking mine in just right too!”