Dierks Bentley’s dad served in WW2, so he grew up with a deep appreciation of military veterans. And although Memorial Day is set aside to honor fallen soldiers, it’s also when a lot of people take time to thank those who serve. Dierks shared this: “On the most basic level, I think, for me on the road, I just think about being gone two, three days at a time, maybe a couple of weeks at a time, you know. That seems like a long time when you have kids and family, but these soldiers, they’re gone for months and years at a time – they’re doing 12 to 15 to 18 months — and they have family back home. That, is such a huge sacrifice, and that’s just the beginning of it. That’s just scratching the surface of what these guys (and gals) are doing every day – preparing for battle, actually being in battle, being wounded in battle, sometimes dying in battle. So, this country obviously, we would not exist without those courageous men and women, and our future depends upon them.”
Dierks has teamed up with Elle King for her new single, “Worth A Shot.”
They will also be co-hosting the CMA Fest primetime ABC special airing on August 3rd at 8 p.m. ET.