Ridley Bent

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Ridley Bent
Born (1979-01-01) January 1, 1979 (age 39)
Origin Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Genres Country, rock, hip hop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Years active 2000–present
Labels MapleMusic Recordings
Open Road
Website www.ridleybent.ca

Ridley Bent is a Canadian country singer-songwriter. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Bent was raised throughout Canada in a military family. He formally launched his musical career in 2000.

His debut album, Blam!, was released on MapleMusic Recordings in 2005, and was marked by a style that incorporated country, rock and hip hop influences, in a manner similar to Buck 65. The album was produced by Chin Injeti, formerly of the R&B band Bass is Base. Described by Bent as "hick hop", the album was best known for the single "Suicidewinder".

His subsequent albums, 2007's Buckles and Boots and 2010's Rabbit on My Wheel, pursued a more conventional country sound.

In early 2009, Bent's song "Nine Inch Nails" won in the 8th Annual Independent Music Awards and Vox Pop vote for Best Country Song.[1]



Title Details
Buckles and Boots
Rabbit on My Wheel
  • Release date: June 15, 2010
  • Label: Open Road Recordings
  • Release date: April 29, 2014
  • Label: Americana North


Year Single Album
2005 "Suicidewinder" Blam!
2008 "Heartland Heartbreak" Buckles and Boots
"Buckles and Boots"
2009 "Arlington"
2010 "I Can't Turn My Back on the Bottle" Rabbit on My Wheel
"Love Car"
"All the Heat Is in the Whiskey"
2011 "Living with Her Ex"
2014 "The Most Beautiful Woman Around" Wildcard
"You Got Lucky"[2]

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2009 "Arlington" Christopher Mills

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Result
2008 Canadian Country Music Association Roots Artist or Group of the Year Nominated
Top New Talent of the Year – Male Nominated
2009 Roots Artist or Group of the Year Nominated
2010 Roots Artist or Group of the Year Nominated
2011 Roots Artist or Group of the Year Nominated
2012 Roots Artist or Group of the Year Nominated


  1. ^ Independent Music Awards - 8th Annual Winners Archived July 3, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Ladan, Bruce (April 5, 2014). "Ridley Bent releases fourth album Wildcard in Winnipeg". CBC News. Retrieved November 5, 2014. 

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