Friday, November 6, 2009


First Name: Tara username: tjto9o6
Location: NY

What is your favorite Dierks Bentley song?
A tie between "Forget About You" and "Wish It Would Break".

What is your favorite Dierks Bentley album?
The self titled, Dierks Bentley.

What is your favorite Dierks Bentley music video?
The second version of "Sideways"….seems to show a “real” Dierks, in the jeep going out into the crowd/fans

What led you to be a fan?
"We do not have any country stations here in NY, my sister got me Sirius in June and I heard "Free and Easy" and loved it, and I had to find out about the guy who sang it. Then, I got tix to see Brad Paisley and lo and behold Dierks was opening. He blew me away! I love Brad, but Dierks…!!! He had energy, enthusiasm and interacted with the crowd so well!! Next day, I immediately joined the fan club to really support him. Got tix to see them again at Madison Square Garden where I got a meet and greet. I was blown away by his kindness and the fact that he responded to a question, and talked with me and told me he liked my shirt. I was so shocked that I was speechless! It was the best night of my life!

Has Dierks or his music impacted your life in any way?
"He has inspired me to pick my mandolin back up and freshen up my skills - to remember that music always was a big part of my life, but I lost it somewhere along the way. His music also introduced me to bluegrass, which I really enjoy. His music just makes me so happy and gets me through if I have a bad day."

"Here in NY where Country music is not the most popular genre, I try to wear my Dierks t-shirts and ball caps almost every day and play him in the house when we have company!! I joined the DB Congress so I hope to display the bumper stickers and t-shirts and bracelets with pride. I also vote for Dierks thru all of the DBC links, buy magazines with him in them/on the cover and I send my friends and family links to his music!"
"Just meeting him at MSG and him telling me he liked my shirt…it made my year!! He was so personable and seemed genuinely interested in his fans. But I think I was so star struck that I do not remember what happened after that!! I hope I did not look stupid. Hope to get the chance to redeem myself at another M&G!"

Welcome to the DB Congress, Tara(tjt0906)!

Also, Welcome to lphipps1980(KY), Willingtonf149(CT), GIGI6598(NJ), and sstephe48(MA)! Thank you all!

Keep checking the daily campaigns to vote & promote our Prez!!

-Amanda Morris (DBC Secretary/MS Rep)


  1. Congratulations on being member of the week Tara.

    Welcome new members. :)

  2. thanks for having me!! love Dierks and love the Congress, so happy to have become a member!

  3. Welcome, Tara! It can't be easy when country music is not prevalent in NY! We thank you for promoting Dierks! ~Ronna

  4. Ronna, My pleasure!! I forgot to add that his song is also the ringtone on my phone, Free & Easy, of course!! :) Not too many country music lovers like myself here, but it's great to have found an online community of people with shared interests!! Thanks again for having me! Tara

  5. Congrats Tara!!! And thanks for promoting Dierks in NY! I've actually been pleasently surprised by the number of decals requests I've gotten from the Northeast which is an area of the country not normally associated with country music! Did you get your decals???