Dierks Bentley; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Dierks Bentley; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Dierks Bentley Says “It Would Be Nice To Win” Male Vocalist Of The Year At The 2021 CMA Awards

Dierks Bentley hopes to take home an award at the 55th annual CMA Awards this week.

The 2021 CMA Awards are just around the corner, and Bentley is up for two nominations, including for Male Vocalist Of The Year and Video Of The Year. His Male Vocalist Of The Year nomination marks his ninth nod (per CMA Awards website) in the category, dating back to 2006 and the hitmaker hopes that this year he will be crowned with the title. He hasn’t yet taken home the award, despite being nominated nine times in the category. 

In a recent interview with Audacy’s Gunner and Cheyenne, the country superstar joked that “it would be nice to win” the award at this year’s awards show, although he also admits he is “super grateful” for each nomination that he’s received. 

“I’ve been nominated a few times; I think I’ve been nominated for Male Vocalist, honestly like maybe 12 times,” Bentley told the outlet. “It’s a lot, and I’m super grateful for each one. I’ve never won that award, but I do get nominated a lot. I’m like the Susan Lucci of Male Vocalist nominations, but I’ll take it.”

Bentley joked that while “it’s hard to be in a category” with musicians such as Chris Stapleton, he is super “honored to be nominated.”

“I’ve been telling people for years I’m a better singer than Chris Stapleton, and no one believes me,” Bentley said jokingly. “If I had this hardware that’s backed by scientific data, people might actually start believing me when I say, ‘Yo, I’ve been telling you I’m a much better singer than Chris Stapleton, and look I have this plastic trophy here to prove it.’ It would really help put an end to the argument because I just don’t understand how people don’t understand that.”

Bentley is also set to perform “Beers On Me,” a special collaboration with BRELAND and HARDY. 

“I think it’s both their first times ever performing on the show, which makes me feel great, getting some new guys involved,” Bentley said ahead of their performance. “It’s ‘Country music’s biggest night.”

Hosted by Luke Bryan, the 2021 CMA Music Awards air on Wednesday, November 10 at 8/7c on ABC.

Additionally, Bentley recently announced plans to extend his Beers On Me Tour, which wrapped over the weekend and will now continue through 2022. Joining Bentley on the 21-city, second leg of the successful tour are special guests: Jordan Davis, Tenille Arts and Lainey Wilson.

“People think we are crazy to go to Canada and the Northwest in January, but we’ve learned from previous tours that it’s a great time to bring a party up there,” Bentley previously shared in a press release. “For me personally, I don’t mind that there is plenty of ice, snow, and mountains for some adventure between shows.”

Produced by Live Nation, tickets for 2022 Beers On Me Tour will be available to the public on Friday, Nov. 5, at 10:00 AM via www.dierks.com.

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