Bentley, Carl


  • Originally from McDowell, Ky.  Currently lives in Indiana.
  • Started singing in church at age 5. Learned guitar and wrote first song at age 16.
  • Early days: played in several country bands including Carl Bentley and Blue Eagle Band and the Southern Winds Band.
  • 2003, joined a band called Thousand Pounds Of Bluegrass.
  • 2004, joined The Indiana Boys.
  • 2005, formed his own group Carl Bentley & The Eagle Creek Band, opening for many bluegrass acts such as Larry Sparks, Ralph Stanley II, James King, Melvin Goins and others.
  • 2016-2022, took a break from music to coach travel baseball. He also filled in for several bands including Brook Steele and Endless Highway and Kim Robins and 40 Years Late.
  • 2022, returned to music by recording a self-titled album to be released in 2023.