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Dierks Bentley is climbing the country charts with his latest single, “Tip It On Back.” When the performer feels the urge to “tip” one back, he will usually reach for a domestic, light and cold (trivia: “Domestic, Light and Cold” is a song from his debut album, Modern Day Drifter).

“The smart thing for me to do is to just stick with beer, light beer, watered-down American beer,” says Dierks. However, he does like other adult beverages, as well. “I really don’t discriminate. I kind of like a little bit of everything, and there’s a lot of things you get good at over the years of playing the road and being able to appreciate the fine spirits, all of the spirits, is one of those things,” he laughs. “I appreciate ‘em all on certain levels.”

Dierks is set to perform at this year’s American Country Awards, which will air December 10th on FOX. Other performers include Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town and Luke Bryan. He’s also nominated for Album of the Year for Home. The ACAs are fan-voted, and TODAY is the last day for fans to vote for their favorites at theacas.com. Voting for Artist of the Year closes December 7th.