‘Catch of the Day’ – Dierks Bentley ft Elle King – “Different For Girls” [AUDIO]
Today our focus is on two artists who come from different backgrounds, from two different music genres, and from two different levels of success, who have come together to create magic with a single that explains the difference between men and women. Well, sort of...
Dierks Bentley was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ, the son of an Air Force officer turned bank president and a homemaker. After graduating high school, he was off to college, first attending the University of Vermont and the transferring to and graduating from Vanderbilt Universtity in Nashville. Since his debut in 2003, Bentley has released 9 studio albums (including his most recent, Black, which was released May 27th), and has 14 number one singles, which include his latest, "Somewhere on a Beach", which spent two weeks at the top in May.
Bentley married Cassidy Black in 2005, and his most recent album is named after and dedicated to her. The couple has 2 daughters and a son, and their oldest daughter, Evelyn, appeared on Dierks' 2012 single "Thinking of You". Bentley is a licensed pilot and owns his own Cirrus SR22 airplane.
Elle King is the product of humor and beauty. Born in Los Angeles, and raised in southern Ohio, she is the daughter of comedian Rob Schneider and model London King. At 10 years of age she appeared with her father in the movie Deuce Bigalow, but music was never far from her heart. Influenced by artists from a wide variety of music. Hank Williams to Etta James, Johnny Cash to AC/DC. After graduating from Elisabeth Irwin High School in New York City, she moved to Philadelphia to attend the University of the Arts, studying painting and film.
But music has always been King's first love. She released her debut self-produced, self-titled EP, and led to her being named one of Esquire Magazine's One To Watch in 2012. Her first full album, Love Stuff, was released in 2014 and featured her single "Ex's and Oh's"" which hit the number one spot on the Rock and Adult charts. The album also featured the top-10 hit "America's Sweetheart". That year, King received two Grammy nominations for the album for Best Rock Perfomance and Best Rock Song for "Ex's and Oh's".
The unlikely duo has come together, and are in our spotlight today with the second single off of Bentley's Black album. Dierks Bentley featuring Elle King and "Different For Girls" is today's Catch of the Day, new music you haven't heard, but you'll want to hear it again.