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Dierks Bentley’s Hit Story “What Was I Thinkin’”

“What Was I Thinkin'” is a country song performed by Dierks Bentley. Released in 2003, it served as the debut single from Bentley’s self-titled debut album. The song played a significant role in establishing Bentley as a rising star in the country music scene.

The lyrics of “What Was I Thinkin'” tell the story of a young man’s romantic escapade and the consequences that follow. The narrator reflects on a spontaneous and adventurous encounter with a woman, describing the wild and unexpected events that transpire during their time together. The song’s catchy and humorous narrative, along with Bentley’s energetic delivery, contributed to its popularity.

The chorus of the song includes the memorable lines:

“What was I thinkin’?
What was I thinkin’?
Oh, I knew there’d be hell to pay,
But that crossed my mind a little too late.”

Dierks Bentley’s traditional-meets-contemporary country style and his ability to infuse storytelling with a modern edge resonated with country music audiences. “What Was I Thinkin'” became a commercial success, reaching the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It also earned Bentley several award nominations and established him as a promising new artist in the genre.

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