What’s It Like to Drive for Dierks Bentley?
Earlier this week we discovered that a Dierks Bentley tour truck was parked in Lennox, South Dakota. I was told the truck is parked there quite often, so I had to find out more about it.
With a little help from some awesome KIKN’ Country fans, I was able to locate the driver and ask him a few questions.
Meet Todd Farrow, the lead driver for Dierks Bentley’s What the Hell world tour. Farrow has driven for Bentley’s tours for seven years now.
So what is the average show day like for the driver? Farrow says his day begins just before Bentley gets off the stage at the end of the night. He says one of the best parts of his job is seeing the fans after the show as they start to pack up:
“It’s cool to see Dierks & the crowd pumped. If it wasn’t for the fans, none of us would be here. I’m outdoors most of the time, its good to see the fans leave after the show with so much energy. Always glad to see they had a good time.”
When Farrow began working for Bentley’s tour seven years ago, they had just one truck for equipment. But with the success of the country music superstars’ shows all over North America, they now have grown to have seven semis hauling for each leg of the tour.
So why was the truck in Lennox? Farrow has family ties in the town and stops in every once in while while traveling to the next show. He’s currently en route from Vancouver, Canada to Cedar Rapids, IA for Bentley’s performance there this weekend. Then he’s off to Sioux Falls for the big show at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center this Sunday night.
Farrow has worked for other musicians over time, but he has only great things to say about Bentley:
“Dierks is by far the best I have ever worked for.”
Dierks Bentley will be in KIKN’ Country this Sunday, February 19, along with Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi.
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