Dierks Bentley Crashs While Riding a Mountain Bike
Dierks Bentley is no stranger to mountain biking. The country singer has a history of taking on the trails in the rocky mountains and deserts of Colorado. He has completed seven peaks in the state. In June, the singer took part in the Co2uT Triceratops 100-mile bike race, from Colorado to Utah, where he finished in a whopping four days. But his most memorable trip came on Monday when he crashed while attempting a downhill race. It turns out he had broken a few bones and was in the hospital with a cast on his left arm.
When he’s not touring, the singer resides in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife Cassidy and daughter Evie. He also regularly makes the trek to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, where he reconnects with his family and the outdoors. Now that he’s back in the studio, he’s planning a new album, a tour and the annual Seven Peaks Music Festival. His latest effort, The Mountain, fuses mainstream country music with the bluegrass sounds of the old West. A promotional video, he says, “shows the many ways he incorporates the elements of his life.”
While he may not be racing the latest and greatest bikes in the latest and greatest bike gang, he can still play guitar with a cast. His daughter Evie sang Maren Morris’ “My Church” with him. She has also had her own share of crashes, including a fall while riding her own mountain bike. And while her story may have been the cynic’s dream, she’s a big fan of her dad’s music.
Despite a rocky start, the singer has since returned to the saddle. He recently released a new album, The Mountain, and is scheduled to tour with Tenille Townes. He’s also taken on the challenge of putting on his own show, the BRELAND concert, which will raise money for the Oasis Center.
While the singer was undergoing his recovery, he made the rounds on social media. Of course, the singer posted a video of the most important thing he learned from the accident, which was the most obvious. He also showed off his skateboarding skills. Although he has never been a pro, he’s made a habit of showing off his impressive oeuvre when he can.
Other more exciting achievements include a well-earned two-week break in the middle of the busy summer season. He’s got a few days to recharge before kicking off the Beers on Me tour. This is the first time the affable Bentley has toured without his long-time band mate and best man Jon Pardi.
Considering his history in the aforementioned fields, it’s not surprising that Dierks was able to come up with a cool new song and video that’s a bit out of his comfort zone. But as a fan of his music and the outdoors, I’m glad he’s not only able to perform, but get out and have fun in the process. Hopefully, he’ll be able to do more of that this year.